We Set the Bar High

We import fruits and vegetables from all around the world and send them to our clients daily. Thanks to our highly effective distribution system and outstanding logistical and delivery services, our products are handled in optimal conditions. They arrive quickly, fresh and flavourful at our clients' locations in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Eastern United States.

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Our Vision

Import

Our team has forged strong ties with passionate farmers, thereby enabling it to provide a year-round reliable supply of a wide variety of superior-quality fruits and vegetables.

Logistics

Our value lies not only in the quality of our products, but equally in the logistics surrounding the fresh product supply.

Wholesealer

As one of the key players in the fruit and vegetable trade in Eastern Canada, we have a diverse inventory that allows us to respond to the demands of our clients in a productive and profitable manner.

Distribution

Equipped with our own fleet of delivery trucks, we directly handle the distribution of our products to ensure freshness and quality on a year-round basis.

Export

We also help to promote Quebec-grown products to American consumers by relying on our business relationships to export locally-sourced fruits and vegetables to the Eastern United States.

Sale on Floor

Located in Marché Central, our distribution centre was specially designed for floor sales and doubles our operating space. The buying experience is made simple and pleasant by our experts who are happy to assist you while you shop.

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We are
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Solidly established in Canada, we are the largest distributor of fruits and vegetables east of Toronto. We have the quality you deserve.

From ourwarehouse

Our warehouse is not only optimized to preserve the freshness and quality of our products; its carefully considered design aims to improve the distribution of your products to your establishments.

Directlyto your shelves

We provide direct store delivery because a quality product supply demands it. We are more than your supplier - we are your partner.

Our Facilities

Anjou

Our warehouse covers 154 000 sq. ft. and is equipped with 17 storage rooms and 33 rooms used to ripen bananas, avocadoes and pears. Erected in 2017, a new facility comprising 58 000 sq. ft. includes a packaging zone and processing area.

Built in two phases (2012 and 2017), our 174 000 sq. ft. facility located on boulevard des Sciences in East Montréal is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment, thereby guaranteeing that our clients receive top-quality products handled in optimal conditions.

Marché Central

Our Marché Central facility is unique and optimally situated, making it a hub for the retail sale of fruits and vegetables. Located on boulevard Crémazie West (at the corner of the Metropolitan and rue Jeanne-Mance), our warehouse covers more than 92,000 sq. ft. and is equipped with 18 refrigerated rooms, 8 aisles and 26 banana rooms.

Renovated in 2014 to meet the highest standards for food safety, this second distribution centre for Groupe Courchesne Larose is at the cutting edge of technology and fully responsive to the needs of food merchants seeking to readily buy a diversity of top-quality products. Carts, loading docks for non-commercial vehicles and experienced sales experts make us the ideal destination for buyers looking for an unbeatable price-quality ratio.

Our Technologies

AiroCide

AiroCide Our warehouse is equipped with an Airocide system. Developed by NASA, this air purification system specifically eliminates mould, fungus and airborne bacteria, as well as volatile organic matter such as ethylene. With this type of protection, our fruits and vegetables do not ripen too quickly and enjoy a longer lifespan.

Roadnet

Roadnet We use a state-of-the-art delivery tracking system that enables us to optimize our routes and thereby reduce pollution, while ensuring enhanced quality control.

IT

IT The conditions under which we store our products are meticulously controlled by a state-of-the-art refrigeration system that is cooled using CO2. Furthermore, the temperature and humidity in each of our rooms are computer-calibrated to create an ideal environment for the products inside.

Loading Dock

Loading dock Our loading docks are specially designed so that the truck doors can open inside the warehouse. This way, the cooling chain is never interrupted and our products are consistently stored at their ideal temperatures.

Certification & Security

At Courchesne Larose, worker safety is never compromised. Our loading and delivery areas are equipped with systems that install chocks behind the wheels of the trailers parked at the dock. For enhanced safety, sound and light warnings indicate to workers that the system is in operation. To ensure the health and safety of our employees, we go so far as to design our own equipment. That's what we did with the creation of a device designed to facilitate product palletization. This invention makes our employees' tasks easier and reduces the risk of injury, while accelerating order preparation.

Courchesne Larose has
Level 2 certification under the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program,
Version 8.1

The SQF is a strict food cleanliness management system internationally recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative. It certifies and monitors product across all steps of the supply chain including primary production to food product manufacturing as well as distribution and the certification of agents and brokers, to name a few.

Sustainable Commitment

Every day, we work with products that come from nature. Accordingly, we prioritize the need to shrink our carbon footprint. In fact, we have adopted a sustainable approach in all areas of our operations. Not only are our facilities designed to limit energy consumption, even our forklift trucks are fuelled by lithium-ion batteries made in Quebec, which means they don’t produce emissions or require lead-acid batteries that are harmful for the environment. Furthermore, we are transitioning our truck fleet used for distribution so that every vehicle runs on propane or natural gas, which generate less pollution.

We keep our waste to a minimum by recycling and composting. And we go even further, by juicing our ripe fruits and vegetables.