TORONTO — Retail refrigeration companies Minus Forty Technologies Corp. and QBD announced the integration of their operations into one new company: Due North. The new company will serve a variety of industries, including pet food.

The incorporation of Minus Forty Technologies and QBD will provide Due North with expanded domestic manufacturing capacity, allowing it to develop refrigerated retail merchandising solutions.

“Due North has been purpose-built to create solutions that advance our customers’ business interests and enhance their business performance in an ever-evolving retail landscape,” said Troy Shannan, chief executive officer of Due North. “We are absolutely committed to supporting our customers’ success by investing in new product and service innovations that give them true competitive advantage and help them maximize their sales.”

The combined portfolios under Due North will offer customers a superior brand experience that aligns with retail strategies, a competitive advantage on product merchandising to help maximize sales and simple refrigerated retail merchandising programs.

Julian Attree, founder and chief executive officer of Minus Forty Technologies, will now serve as chief strategy officer of Due North.

“Our newly combined brands and businesses, under the Due North powerhouse, gives our customers even more opportunities to operationalize the most suitable refrigerated retail merchandising program for them,” Attree said. “We’re ready, willing and very able to create the right solution for our customers across a wide range of retail segments.”

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