Arctic Beverages Acquires Taz Enterprises

April 15, 2020 in News
Explorer: Fall 2020

As of April 1, 2020, Arctic Beverages LP has purchased Taz Enterprises Ltd., a dairy distribution company located in St-Pierre-Jolys in southeastern Manitoba.

“We are very excited about this acquisition,” says Sean Post, CEO of Arctic Beverages. “Taz Enterprises is an excellent dairy distribution company that fits in well with Arctic. This acquisition gives us the ability to expand our territory and service new clients, as well as adding some nice new products to our existing product offering.” 

Taz Enterprises represents dairy lines such as Parmalat Dairy, ice cream from Unilever, Dairy Chef, and Chapmans, as well as the award-winning Bothwell cheese. They also represent Arctic Glacier Ice. Taz Enterprise’s territory runs from Interlake to the Ontario-Canada-US border.

Marcel Gauthier will stay on with the company during the transition for 6-9 months. “We began discussions about a succession plan when we were thinking about retirement,” says Marcel Gauthier, President. “After speaking to Arctic Beverages, it became clear to us that Arctic was in an excellent position to take good care of the company we had worked hard to build, and even take it to the next level. We are confident that Taz Enterprises is good hands.”

Taz Enterprises currently employs six people, and there are no plans to change operations. “We will continue to operate the business as usual this year,” says Post. “After that time, we will begin to look at integrating operations. The focus for all of us is and will continue to be taking care of customers and employees and we will do our best to keep any changes as seamless as possible.”

Arctic Beverages is a one-stop shop for grocery, convenience, and wholesale retailers for a wide variety of premium consumer packaged goods.  Starting as a Pepsi bottling company in Winnipeg over 80 years ago, Arctic Beverages has grown to service 1000+ customers in a wide territory across Canada, including many northern and remote areas. The company is majority Indigenous-owned by Athabasca Basin Development, Prince Albert Development Corp, and Paskwayak Business Development.