Circa 1940 estimated
In 1865, Hyacinthe Fournier, a distiller from Lyon, moved to Saint-Amand in the middle of France where he bought a small distillery. The orange liqueur called ”A Fournier” knows a great success.
The distillery produces more syrups and candy than liqueurs.
But Ernest, the 20-year-old son, diversified and increased production. He also discovered advertising and the bottling, while before, everything was sold in bulk.
So, a large and modern factory opened in 1895. At the end of the XIXeme century, Ernest sets up sales representative teams in horse-drawn carriages.
After the First World War, each had the car!
Zeste was then sold all over the world.
In 1928, his son Marcel Pfister, succeed him. The Pfister family developed the company until 1970, which was then bought by Berger Company. Production has stopped in 1981.