Dairy

Dairy Processors

With more than 450 dairy processors in Canada and counting, this significant segment of our nation’s food and beverage industry is full of opportunity. In fact, dairy products represent 15 percent of all products shipped within the Canadian food and beverage industry. This robust industry employs over 20,000 people and generates over $14 billion in annual sales. 

Yet the dairy industry also brings many unique considerations. From a strict and ever-evolving regulatory regime to dietary trends to global producers infiltrating Canada’s dairy market — only dairy processors with a clear vision and streamlined operations will truly prosper within this rewarding yet potentially challenging sector. 

Solutions for Your Success

Dairy processors are one of the most significant components of Canada’s food and beverage industry. Our strategic framework will assist your dairy operation with reaching its goals. 

  • Food Safety
    An unreliable supplier or unsafe product can cost your business everything. We help you ensure food safety, with traceability studies, product recall strategies and other risk mitigation plans.  
  • Succession
    Transition out of the business you’ve worked hard to build, on your terms. We work with you on tax and estate planning, wealth and asset management and valuations — so your business can thrive well after you’ve left.   
  • Tax and Assurance
    Our unique approach to both tax and assurance seamlessly integrates with existing business processes to help you control costs, streamline operations, ensure compliance and cultivate opportunities for growth. 

    Insights

    • Progress

      February 23, 2021

      Quarterly Industry Update: Food & Beverage - Q4 2020

    • Performance

      June 15, 2018

      Can your "Micro winery" be profitable?

      MNP's Geoff McIntyre speaks to the challenges operating a small scale in an industry where the up-front investment is so high and what profitable small wineries do well

    Contact Our Food and Beverages Processing Team

    Glenn Fraser

    Glenn Fraser CPA, CA, MBA

    VP, National Leader, Food & Beverage Processing

    Glenn Fraser, CPA, CA, MBA, is the National Leader of MNP’s Food and Beverage Processing practice and co-leader of the firm’s Cannabis Services team. An active member in both the food and beverage processing and cannabis industries, Glenn provides value to his clients and to clients of MNP by drawing on 25 years of experience in providing effective business advisory, tax and assurance services to private company entrepreneurs and subsidiaries of international businesses operating in Canada.

    In addition, Glenn has played an instrumental role in various economic impact assessments, feasibility studies and strategic projects for industry leaders, including Food and Beverage Ontario, BC Food Processors Association, Ontario Agri Business Association, Ontario Craft Cider and Ontario Agri-Food Technologies.

    Glenn has also published numerous articles in Food in Canada magazine and maintains an influential role in the annual Canadian Food Industry Report.

    As a leader in the Canadian cannabis sector, Glenn frequently partners with the industry’s top CEOs and leaders to tackle diverse topics around cannabis en route to legalization in Canada.

    Having attained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from York University, Glenn went on to become a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA). Glenn currently sits on MNP’s Board of Directors where he helps drive the firm’s strategy and growing prominence in a vastly competitive field. He also acts as chair and board member of Childhood Cancer Canada.