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COMPETITION WATCH: Yanke affiliate buys up Saskatoon ice, freezer biz

SASKATOON, Sask. -- Aero Delivery, an affiliate company of the Yanke Group of Companies, has acquired the land...


SASKATOON, Sask. — Aero Delivery, an affiliate company of the Yanke Group of Companies, has acquired the land, buildings and operations of Saskatoon Fresh Pack and Fresh Pack Ice Makers in Saskatoon. The facility, located at 1701 16th Street West, consists of 10 acres of land, 90,000 sq. ft. of refrigerated storage and the existing business operations of the ice and freezer businesses.

“This is a great opportunity for both Aero Delivery and the Yanke Group,” said Aero Delivery’s Brett Marcoux. “Saskatoon Fresh Pack is a cold storage warehouse with a small transportation component while Aero Delivery is a food transportation carrier with a small warehouse component, so this amalgamation is complementary to both sides. As well Fresh Pack Ice has a distribution network that follows many of the same points that Aero services so there is a lot of potential to consolidate operations and freight.”

Officials say the purchase will give Aero Delivery the ability to offer full HACCP registered facilities and improved technologies to its customers, while offering Fresh Pack a greater transportation network for existing and future customers.


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