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The Chouinard family has just created a trust and an NGO dedicated to investing all profits from the Patagonia company in environmental protection! The history of Patagonia is intimately linked to the environmental and social values of its founder Yvon Chouinard. Founded in 1973 by Yvon Chouinard and his wife Malinda in [...]

2022-10-14T12:23:36-04:00October 14, 2022|


Polykar, a Quebec-based family business and North American leader in eco-friendly packaging, is setting up a new plant in Edmonton! Polykar is a second-generation family business specializing in the manufacture of environmentally responsible packaging and the recycling of polyethylene. The company's history began in 1987 when Elyse Damdjee and Aziz Karim set [...]

2022-09-30T10:11:35-04:00September 30, 2022|


The family-owned company BIC, the world leader in disposable pens, lighters and shavers, has just acquired the French company AMI, a start-up specialized in augmented interaction technology! "Simplify and joy to everyday life" is the motto of the family-owned company BIC. Founded in 1944 in Clichy by Marcel Bich and Édouard Buffard, [...]

2022-09-02T10:02:07-04:00September 2, 2022|

Pierre Naud inc.

The Wemotaci Atikamekw Council has invested $1.8 million in the oldest family hardware store in Canada, Pierre Naud Inc. Throughout its history, the Pierre Naud family business has been able to ensure a constant growth in line with the economic development of its region: Mauricie. In 1890, Pierre Naud set up a [...]

2022-08-18T16:18:53-04:00August 19, 2022|


Family-owned brewing giant Heineken has been investing in new technologies for the past few years! The family-owned company Heineken has a rich history of family commitment to innovation. Founded in Amsterdam in 1873 by Gerard Adriaan Heineken, Heineken is now the second-largest beer producer in the world, with over 85,000 employees. From [...]

2022-08-15T10:04:22-04:00August 5, 2022|


Artopex, a Quebec family business known for its innovative office furniture, has been developing green management and production systems for over 15 years! The story of Artopex began in 1980 in Granby, when Daniel Pelletier and his brothers, Maurice and André, founded Pro-Meubles, a company specialized in the manufacture of laminated furniture. [...]

2022-08-15T10:01:04-04:00July 22, 2022|


Topring, a leader in compressed air networks, has won first prize in the family succession category at the 2022 Business Transfer Awards! The entrepreneurial history of the Menard family, behind the success of Topring, goes back to the 1920s with the founding of the first company specialized in the distribution of industrial [...]

2022-07-11T09:19:53-04:00July 8, 2022|

Lock & Co. Hatters

The family business Lock & Co. Hatters is the oldest hat shop in the world and the oldest store in London! What do Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, David Beckham and the crowned heads of the UK have in common? They have all worn luxury hats made by Lock & Co. Hatters! In [...]

2022-06-17T09:00:00-04:00June 17, 2022|
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