We are an organization based on values. Our people are talented and passionate in everything they do. We are fortunate to have quality clients that we support in every circumstance!
The milestones of our history are the following:
- In 1940, our grand-father Hector Larivée serves his first clients at Marché Bonsecours. A retailer with a variety of products, the company bearing his name already includes fresh produce in its product offering.
- In 1956, Hector Larivée moves into larger premises on Saint-Paul St. The founder’s sons, Paul and Maurice, preside over the company’s expansion and its transformation into a distributor specializing in fresh fruits and vegetables.
- In 1966, the company again moves, this time to its current address on Bercy St.
- In 1967, Hector Larivée is the exclusive supplier of potatoes to be processed into fresh fries on the site of the Expo 67 Universal Exposition.
- In 1980, following the death of his father Paul at the age of 48, Michel, then a student, immediately joins the company and his brother Daniel, with the company for the past two years. This marks the arrival of the third generation of Larivée’s within the company.
- In 1980, the staff count was 50 employees as compared to 175 employees today. Of these, about 1/3 work respectively in the office, the warehouse and the delivery department.
- In 1988, a younger brother, Guy, joins his siblings bringing with him a background in finance and organizational systems. As they are fond of saying, they have all been raised on a cabbage patch.
- In 1990, the warehouse is enlarged, for the first time!
- In 2000 and 2003, the warehouse is again enlarged. Business is booming!
- In 2007, all of the facilities both the office and warehouse are extensively renovated.
The word is out: Hector Larivée is Canada’s largest distributor of fresh produce and one of the leaders in its field in North America.