A few words from the Chairman
For the past 110 years, St Hubert has been an innovative group, owing its growth to an effective product development policy.
St Hubert is the leading brand of butters and margarines in France*. The group is renowned for its tasty, innovative, everyday consumer goods that are both pleasurable and healthy. We would like our brand to be the symbol of simple, good products for daily use.
Valle’ is the leader on the Italian butter and margarine market*.Valle’ is a trusted brand and Italians’ favourite when it comes to cooking aids, as it offers extremely tasty, light products. We are convinced of the relationship between food and health. Pleasure should be part of a good, nutritional balance, and this is something we work on every day.
St Hubert has been committed to nutritional improvement for over 30 years. This approach is recognised by both nutrition professionals, who have already awarded us several prizes, and public authorities. St Hubert was the first company to sign a nutritional commitment charter with the French government as part of the PNNS (the French Nutrition and Health Programme).
Our company retains its human dimension by remaining strongly attached to its roots, while standing out from its competitors thanks to its innovation policy and ability to act quickly. Our team stability enables us to develop a continuous, sustainable strategy.
St Hubert has its roots in the Lorraine region of France, where the company was founded and developed. The group’s main production activities are now concentrated on the site in Ludres, near Nancy. The Ludres plant, a keystone in St Hubert’s development, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013 and has received heavy investment to support the group’s commitment to a continuously innovative approach.
This plant is modern, efficient and flexible, a reflection of St Hubert, and a symbol of its vitality. The group employs 215 people on the Ludres site, at the administrative headquarters in Rungis, near Paris, and in the sales force.
St Hubert in France and Italy
A major player on the French market for vegetable fats, St Hubert is present with its strong brands like St Hubert Oméga 3® and St Hubert 41®, leaders in their segments.
The group is also present on the Italian markets for vegetable fats and ready-to-roll pastries.
Montagu Private Equity acquired St Hubert in August 2012, and has been supporting the group in its development and growth strategy since then.
*Source: IRI Market share values for March 2013
St Hubert is the inventor of several leading innovations, such as the first margarine with cereals (St Hubert 5 céréales®) launched in 2011, and organic margarine (St Hubert Bio®) launched in 2009.