September 18, 1928|
June 11, 2000 (aged 71)|
Marie Besnier Beauvalot
Michel Besnier (1928-2000) was a French heir and businessman. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Besnier Group, later known as Lactalis.
He launched Président, the brand of camembert, in 1968. He also acquired Lepetit, Lanquetot, puis Bridel, Lactel and Roquefort Société. His success lay in his ability to predict the vast expansion of supermarkets.
He changed the company name to Lactalis in 1999.
- Lactalis: Michel Besnier
- Le groupe Lactalis perd son président et propriétaire, Michel Besnier, Les Echos, June 14, 2000
- Marie Bordet, Besnier, le milliardaire invisible, Le Point, May 19, 2011
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