Case study: Agropur Dairy Cooperative

Guillotte, C.-A. (2022). Case Study: Agropur Dairy Cooperative. International Centre for Co-operative Management, Working Paper and Case Study Series, 02. https://www.smu.ca/webfiles/AgropurCaseStudy2022-02.pdf

Gold Theme

This case study on Agropur Dairy Cooperative (Agropur) aims to shed light on the governance of this large dairy processing cooperative. More specifically, the Agropur case study proposes original applications of cooperative values, principles, and practices in a large cooperative operating in a globalized and competitive context. This story is told by discussing the Cooperative and its history, considering the deep commitment to a cooperative ethos within Agropur and with its stakeholders, and understanding the relationships between Agropur, its members, and the regulated Canadian dairy industry context.