Drinking milk, cream and butter activities

Sodiaal was behind Candia, the number 1 national brand of drinking milk in France, born in 1971. As the drinking milk market is predominantly semi-skimmed milk, this activity naturally produces cream. In recent years research has been conducted and specific developments put in place to meet the needs of professional users. Candia now sells high-tech creams (whipping, cooking, etc.). Finally butter provides another  use for the cream produced by skimming milk. The skimming process therefore makes it logical to unite these products in single entity : Candia, milk, cream and butter.


 1. Awoingt - 2. La Talaudière - 3. Vienne - 4. Lons - 5. Campbon - 6. Clermont-Ferrand - 7. Quimper

Key figures :


1.3 billion litres of milk and cream

85,000 tonnes of butter sold

€1.3 billion in turnover, 16% of which abroad

7 industrial sites in France

1,500 employees in Europe


More than 60 product references are proposed to the consumer : flavoured milk, vitaminised milk, lactose-free milk, infant milk, organic milk


Cream and butter

Candia offers a complete range of products for supermarkets, products aimed at the catering trade, an offering that meets the expectations and requirements of food manufacturers - Candia makes use of its expertise to serve both the consumers and users of its products.



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