Préval AG expands presence in US fresh meat market with acquisition of J&G Foods

USA  –  Préval AG, a leading Canadian agri-food company, is bolstering its US presence with the acquisition of J&G Foods, a fresh meat provider which specialises in organic and natural meats.  

J&G Foods markets meats including portioned organic and grass-fed beef, organic and natural chicken, natural pork and beef, and a variety of “marinated and value-added meats.” 

“We are excited to add what is now J&G 2021 to our diversified family of companies. J&G has a well-deserved reputation for quality meat products and great customer service,” said Fabien Fontaine, Préval AG President and Founder. 

Following the acquisition, J&G will join Préval’s six existing meat companies, including Montpak International in Canada and Catelli Brothers in the US which provide veal, lamb, and beef processing and packaging to retail and foodservice customers throughout the Americas. 

The current J&G Foods President Bill Leva becomes CEO and will continue to lead J&G 2021, along with the current management team.  

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“All of us at J&G are pleased to join a leader in the agri-food industry, and we look forward to bringing our specialized skills to help make Préval AG even more successful,” Leva said.  

“Our customers, which include some of the most recognized in the supermarket industry, can be assured that they can expect the same high level of service and the same high-quality products that they have received from us since our founding in 1999.” 

Tony Catelli, President & CEO of Catelli Brothers, will assume new roles as President of J&G 2021 and manage Préval AG’s entire U.S. meat operations. 

Headquartered in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, Préval AG has 37 subsidiaries whose activities include animal husbandry and abattoir operations for veal, beef, and lamb, transportation and meat processing. 

The company which has more than 1400 employees in Canada, the United States and South America also has interests in large-scale crop and horticulture production and grain processing. 

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