Édouard Leclerc

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Édouard Leclerc
Born (1926-11-20)20 November 1926
Landerneau, France
Died 17 September 2012(2012-09-17) (aged 85)
Saint-Divy, France
Occupation Entrepreneur E.Leclerc

Édouard Leclerc (20 November 1926 – 17 September 2012) was a French businessman and entrepreneur who founded the French supermarket chain E.Leclerc in 1948.[1][2][3][4] From his first store, Leclerc's chain has multiplied into more than 550 locations in France and 114 stores outside of the country, as of 2012.[1]

Leclerc was born in the commune of Landerneau, Finistère, in the region of Brittany on November 20, 1926. He died in Saint-Divy, Finistère, on September 17, 2012, at the age of 85.[1][2]