Nova Scotia's Scotsburn Ice Cream to be sold to major Quebec dairy company Agropur

TRURO, N.S. – Nova Scotia ice cream company Scotsburn Cooperative Services Ltd. says it has reached an agreement to sell its business to Quebec dairy giant Agropur Cooperative.

As part of the deal, Scotsburn spokeswoman Patricia Irving says Agropur will continue to employ the company’s 260 full-time and part-time unionized employees in the Maritimes and Quebec.

Irving could not say how the sale will impact Scotsburn’s approximately 100 non-unionized employees.

Scotsburn CEO Jeff Burrows says in a statement that the deal will safeguard many local jobs and ensure the future of local frozen dairy production.

Financial details about the sale were not available.