“Indulgent, heavenly and irresistible” are just three of the adjectives used by Vachon to describe their line of delectable baked treats. With a product line consisting of cakes, tarts and pastries, available in an array of delectable flavors and portions, Vachon provides a sweet relief for everyone. The company, now headquartered out of Montreal, had humble beginnings having been founded in 1923 in the town of Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec, by farmer Joseph-Arcade Vachon and his wife, Rose-Anna Giroux. The pair set forth on creating a wholesome, family owned business, hiring family members to help out both in the kitchen and with deliveries. In 1924, they established themselves as a legitimate operation under the name J.-A. Vachon et Fils, and a history of sweet successes began. The company saw substantial growth throughout the 20th century, and after several name changes and acquisitions, the company was acquired by its latest parent company, Saputo, who changed the name simply to Vachon and re-established the roots and culture of the company that made it such a household favorite.
Vachon currently offers over 40 products in its line, available for purchase at grocery stores throughout the Midwest such as Jewel-Osco among others. With so many options available, Vachon caters to an array of tastes and appetites and is the perfect treat for anyone. Vachon is even for the health conscious, having several product lines that offer 100 calorie-portioned options as well as providing all of its products free from trans fats. To learn more about the company, go to their website at http://www.vachon.com/, and make sure to visit your local grocery store to satisfy your cravings with Vachon.
About the Quebec Business Spotted in the Midwest (QBSM) Series
The QBSM series is a simple and informal way to talk about Québec’s presence in the Midwest. By taking pictures of Québec’s goods and services whenever we see them, we, at the Québec office in Chicago, are able to tell you a story about Quebec’s economy, creativity, talent, and perhaps even its history. Though it would be impossible to give you an exhaustive list of all the Québec products in the Midwest (we export more than $8 billion of goods to the Midwest per year!) the QBSM series seeks to provide a small but informative window into Québec’s economic scene. If you know of a Québec product, store, technology or even an artist or a show in the Midwest that we should include in this series, please let us know about it by contacting: Kheira Issaoui-Mansouri (Kheira.Issaoui-Mansouri@mri.gouv.qc.ca).