Gabriel Dubarry creates the company Ducs de Gascogne, in Gimont in the Gers, stronghold of foie gras. Originally, it was at international fairs (Marseille, Paris, Bordeaux, etc.) that Ducs de Gascogne products were offered to consumers. During these events, the addresses of the customers are collected and will thus constitute the bases of the first customer file.
Mail-order sales are starting, allowing better distribution of products on the national territory.
Pierre DUBARRY becomes CEO of the company, succeeding his father.
The first Ducs de Gascogne franchise store opens its doors. This concept will be developed in cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants.
In order to meet growing demands on cities with less than 50,000 inhabitants, the concept of “Coin Boutique” has been put in place.
Ducs de Gascogne sets up an export department and begins to distribute its products in European countries, then in Japan.
An IPSOS survey (Survey Institute) carried out with a panel of consumers, positions the “Ducs de Gascogne” brand in 3rd place nationally in assisted awareness.
The company obtains the I.G.P. (Protected Geographical Identification) “Ducks with foie gras from southwestern Gascony”.
Laurence Dubarry, granddaughter of the founders, becomes general manager of the Dukes of Gascony. Her sister Anne joined her in the family business.
The company launches its online sales site!
Launch of the new brand and product graphic charter, as well as the new store graphic concept.
The company is committed to a Quality, Safety and Environment policy. Ducs de Gascogne is IFS certified (International Food Standard, version 6.1).
Following culinary trends, Ducs de Gascogne manufactures and launches its first organic products, as well as a new range of vegetable spreads.
9 Ducs de Gascogne products are awarded Trends and Innovation at SIAL.
Launch of online sales
The family business is celebrating its 60th anniversary and has become an essential reference in French gastronomy and gourmet gifts; sixty years of pleasure shared between amateurs and initiates of good and beautiful things!
Marie and Cyril Jollivet, two young entrepreneurs, announce the acquisition of the company from Gimont!
The new version of the www.ducsdegascogne.com website is online.