Cardinal Meat Specialists of Brampton has bought D&S Meat Products Ltd. of Ajax which goes by The Elite Meat Company.
Cardinal specializes in hamburger and Elite Meat in bacon and sausages.Both are family owned.
Elite Meat is the top Canadian producer of Peameal Bacon made from fresh Canadian pork.
The company also makes a range of sausage products, including breakfast sausage, BBQ/dinner sausage, and a variety of European specialty sausages and chevaps.
“This acquisition will not only expand our portfolio of products, it will also give us additional sausage capability and a solid platform in the breakfast day part,” said Brent Cator, president and owner of Cardinal Meat Specialists. Cator is the third-generation owner of the family business.
“I am thrilled to join Cardinal Meat Specialists where I have found a match in family values and approach to serving customers," said Dan Milanovic, president and CEO of D&S Meat Products.
“My brother Sasha and I are very proud of our team, our culture and our products, which have grown substantially since the company was started by my parents, Radovan & Luba Milanovic on Gerrard and Coxwell in the early 70s.