Ralph Lauren (December 7, 2018)

Ralph Lauren Family Business Celebrates 50th Anniversary This Year. Ralph Lauren has celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with a special fashion show in Central Park as part of the latest edition of New York Fashion Week. On that occasion, the American family business has presented half a century of creations as [...]

2018-12-07T10:29:18+00:00 7 December 2018|

Lallemand Inc. (November 30, 2018)

HEC Montréal conferred an honorary PhD on Jean Chagnon, former CEO of Lallemand Inc., a family business run by the third generation. Lallemand Inc. is a family-owned Montréal company specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeast, bacteria and specialty ingredients. Founded at the end of the 19th century by an [...]

2018-11-30T10:09:20+00:00 30 November 2018|

Alex Coulombe Ltd. (November 23, 2018)

Montellier sparkling water, belonging to the century-old family business Alex Coulombe Ltd., has just won a prestigious international award. Alex Coulombe Ltd. is a family business from Québec City specializing in the bottling and distribution of water and soft drinks since 1905. Founded by two brothers, Édouard and Alexandre Coulombe, the company, [...]

2018-11-23T13:46:04+00:00 23 November 2018|

Ricola (November 16, 2018)

Ricola, known for its candies with benefits against colds, is a family business! 1930, in Switzerland. Emil Richterich, baker and pastry cook, founded Richterich & Co Laufen, a confectionery that quickly specialized in sweet products with medicinal properties. In 1940, after several years of research on the properties of plants, he developed [...]

2018-11-16T09:17:39+00:00 16 November 2018|

UNIQLO (November 9, 2018)

Japanese brand UNIQLO now sells clothing online in Canada! UNIQLO is a subsidiary of the Japanese family firm Fast Retailing founded and run by the Yanai family since 1963. Working in the ready-to-wear clothing business, UNIQLO is based on three values: simplicity, quality and longevity. From design to sales passing through production, [...]

2018-11-14T16:29:57+00:00 9 November 2018|

Bouygues (November 2, 2018)

The innovative Bouygues headquarters is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Founded in 1952, Bouygues is a diversified family-owned industrial group operating in three sectors of activity: construction, telecommunications and media, and is the main shareholder of the French multinational Alstom, which works in the transportation sector. In 1988, the group built its headquarters [...]

2018-11-15T13:44:47+00:00 2 November 2018|

Garaga (October 26, 2018)

The Canadian Family-Owned Company Garaga Acquires American Business Mid-America Door. Garaga is a 35-year-old family-owned business based in Saint-Georges, which is accelerating its expansion by acquiring the US business Mid-America Door in Oklahoma. Since its foundation, the SME has been manufacturing and distributing garage doors for residential and commercial markets and has [...]

2018-11-14T14:55:16+00:00 26 October 2018|

Fiat (October 19, 2018)

The Fiat 500 celebrates 60 years! Fiat was founded in 1899 by Giovanni Agnelli. In 1957, the famous Italian car manufacturer sold its most emblematic car: the Fiat Nuova 500. Its beginnings were difficult, but the family business persevered and marketed in 1968 a convertible version of the Fiat Nuova 500 which was an instant popular [...]

2018-11-14T14:55:08+00:00 19 October 2018|

La Maison Orphée (October 12, 2018)

Maison Orphée launches a new line of mustard! Following an increase in tariffs on condiments imported into Canada, the family business Maison Orphée launches a new range of products. The Québec company founded in 1983, whose first specialty is oil production, will now produce a new line of all-Canadian mustard. Maison Orphée [...]

2018-11-14T14:55:00+00:00 12 October 2018|