It all started with the dream of an entrepreneurial couple who wanted to help out local growers with their surplus crops. With this ambition, Aristide Lassonde and his wife Georgianna Darcy came up with the idea of opening a vegetable canning plant in Rougemont.

Since then, generation after generation, the company and its dedicated employees have continued to excel and innovate in order to push the limits of the agri-food industry. Always for the well-being of families.

Today, Lassonde is the North American leader in the development, manufacture and sale of fruit and vegetable juices and beverages, and it is Pierre-Paul Lassonde, son of Willie Lassonde, who ensures that his grandparents’ passion is passed on to future generations.

Mission

1918-2018.
A century
of innovation

2018

100 ans de traditions et d’innovations

2015

The prestigious Golden Pencil Award is presented to Jean Gattuso, recognized for his contribution to the Canadian food industry.

2014

Acquisition of the american subsidiary Apple & Eve

2011

Acquisition of the American subsidiary Clement Pappas.

2000

Introduction of Fruité and Allen’s drinks in clear plastic bottles with a sport cap.

1999

Acquisition of a juice processing plant in Nova Scotia as well as the usage rights for the Allen’s brand.

1993

The Company celebrates 75 years of history and Pierre-Paul Lassonde takes the helm of the business.

1990

Lassonde presents the Montreal Marathon. It is the first in a long line of major sponsorships.

1987

Lassonde Industries Inc. becomes a public company, with shares listed on the Montreal Exchange.

1982

Kick-off of the famous apple-picking event for our employees and their families.

1981

Constitution of Lassonde Industries Inc. and development of a new method of fruit clarification: Clarifruit.

1979

The first Oasis ready-to-drink juices are offered in a semi-flexible, laminated container. A first in North America.

Lassonde

1970

First million dollars in sales.

1964

Several juices and food products are now available in metal cans.?Pierre-Paul Lassonde joins the Company.

1962

On the initiative of Willie Lassonde, A. Lassonde et fils Inc. is created.

1959

Production of the first Rougemont brand canned apple juice.

1944

Willie Lassonde, son of Aristide Lassonde, takes charge of the Company.

1928

Birth of the Rougemont brand.

1918

Opening of the vegetable canning factory by Aristide Lassonde and Georgianna Darcy in Rougemont.

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and committed
every day

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Water

Water is an essential element in the manufacture of our products.

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Packaging

Always at the forefront of packaging in North America, we continuously invest in new technologies to reduce the weight of our packaging and render it more biodegradable.

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Health

Health is our most precious asset.

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Suppliers

To grow intelligently, Lassonde focuses on sustainable development in all its forms.

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25 major brands and 4 subsidiaries

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