Creation of the company (under its initial name Lactabio) by Adnan Jaoui and Didier Gérentes. Start of production of cheese, butter and UHT milk at Araules (43).
Construction of a north-north fair trade alliance with Biolait (group of milk producers) and Biocoop (network of stores). Launch of the “Ensemble pour plus de sens” (“Together makes more sense”) label which was later changed to “Ensemble, Solidaires avec les producteurs” (Together, in support of producers”), the flagship brand at Biocoop.
Creation of the Vilactée brand.
Extension of the range of cheeses and distribution networks.
Lactabio changes its name to Biodéal.
Development of the range of fresh dairy products.
Acquisition of the Fromagerie Roussey in Selles (Franche-Comté). Creation of an organic (cow’s) milk network in the East with Biolait. Investment in production facilities for fresh dairy products. Recovery of R’bio and Jean Roussey cheese brands.
Relaunch of the Fruitière de Lavigney artisanal cheese-making plant (Franche-Comté). Investment in equipment for producing pressed cheeses.
Launch of an organic goat’s/sheep’s milk network in Franche-Comté with the support of the French government (DRAAF) and local authorities (region and département).
Partnership with Pur Natur to share the production facilities in Selles, ensuring their continued existence and pursuing the development of the local organic network.
Establishment of a co-contracting arrangement for the production of Gouda Chébis (made from goat’s and sheep’s milk) at Ecolonie in Hennezel, continued development of the north north fair trade network for organic goat’s/sheep’s milk with Biopartenaire labelling in progress.