Carrefour Réunion: 35 years of commitment to local production
A native of and committed to Grand Ilet, Maximin Maillot created his poultry farming business for egg production in 1975 with the desire to develop a strong economy in his village. For 3 years now he’s been working in organic egg production. “In real terms, GBH has been working with local agrifood industry players for 35 years,” explains Amaury de Lavigne, director of Carrefour Réunion.
You’ll find Léo de Salazie eggs — produced in the heart of Grand Ilet — on Carrefour Réunion shelves. It’s a 30-year win-win partnership with Carrefour Réunion that has contributed to the economy and development of this particularly landlocked village on the island.
Léo de Salazie has 40 employees, all natives of Grand Ilet, who oversee the production of 90,000 traditional, battery, and organic eggs every day, more recently under the Bonèr de Grand Ilet brand. It’s a nod to the joy of living on Grand Ilet! It’s a project of which Maximin Maillot is particularly proud and in which he believes in order to develop the production of organic-labelled vegetables, thanks to the organic compost produced by his poultry.
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