100 YEARS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The roots of the Labruyère family are deeply planted in the heart of the most beautiful French Beaujolais, Bourgogne, Bordeaux and more recently Champagne wine-growing regions. Succeeding generations have always respected traditional family and work values. Shareholders are exclusively family members guaranteeing stability and continuity leading to a vision of creating long-term value by investing selectively and in a diversified fashion in operational and financial branches.
The first vines in what was to become the Moulin à Vent appellation
Jean-Marie LABRUYERE created ‘Maison Laburyère’, a drugstore in Mâcon, France
Edmond LABRUYERE and Charles EBERLE created ‘Labruyère et Eberlé’ a food and oil distribution company.
The first wholesale shop opened in Mâcon: drugstore, food supplies and oil products.
Maurice LABRUYERE became head of LABRUYERE et EBERLE
TOTAL was distributed by Labruyère Group in more than 200 petrol stations in the Bourgogne, Rhône-Alpes and Provence regions.
The first éGé supermarket opened in Charnay les Macon. There were to be over one hundred of them.
Jean-Pierre LABRUYERE was named CEO of LABRUYERE et EBERLE.
The SFC (Société Financière du Centre) was founded to handle diversification investments mainly in printing.
Stakes held in Wineworld/Beringer, California: the beginning of the American adventure.
SODICE was created to concentrate on food distribution activities and operating the éGé supermarkets.
The GML (Grands Magasins Labruyère) were created as a joint venture with Carrefour and the first hypermarket was opened in Crêches/Sâone. Others were to follow.
Labruyère Distribution was created bringing together all of the oil distribution activities.
SODICE was sold to PROMODES having multiplied its turnover by 15 in 10 years.
The family bought shares in the Domaine Jacques Prieur in MEURSAULT
Acquisition of a vineyard in the Napa Valley
SPEOS was created bringing together diverse desktop publishing activities (bank cheques, credit cards, publishing and addressing documents for third parties).
Acquisition of Château Rouget in POMEROL
Shares were bought in diverse businesses ranging from banks (MARTIN MAUREL) to brush makers (LAFLACHERE - La Brosse & Dupont).
SPEOS was sold to the Belgian Postal Service.
Creation of the Private Equity Centre.
Diane LABRUYERE, Edouard LABRUYERE and Sébastien BOUVET-LABRUYERE became members of the executive board and manage the operating centres of the group.
‘Domaines Labruyère’ were created bringing all of the vineyards together.
Vincent LABRUYERE was named chairman of the Executive Board, then of the Supervisory Board in 2017.
The JM Labruyère Grand Cru
Champagne brand was created
GML was sold to Carrefour. The group remained owner of the Isle d’Abeau Sopping Centre premises in France.
LDI (Labruyère Développement et Industrie) was created specialising in taking over and turning around companies in difficulty.
François MORINERE arrived as CEO of the LABRUYERE GROUP
The group invested in the H8 Collection hotel group and developed a short term furnished rental programme in Paris and Bordeaux.