Yves Rocher, French entrepreneur who founded the global natural cosmetic and beauty company passed away Saturday from a stroke at age 79.
French President, Nicolas Sarkozy paid tribute to Rocher, pronouncing him a “great French industrialist, inventor of plant-based cosmetics and pioneer of catalogue sales.”
Currently, Groupe Yves Rocher, has a diversified holding but the family still owns 75% of the company. Yves grandson, Bris Rocher who has served as Vice President since 2003 is set to become President.
Yves Rocher leaves behind a very strong legacy with his namesake, that achieves annual revenues of over 2 billion (euros). The firms distribution channels include, online, catalogues, retail stores, as well as door-to-door selling, generating 40 million clients worldwide.
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