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Benetton founder, who took family business beyond sweaters, dies at 77

October 22, 2018 9:03 PM
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Benetton founder, who took family business beyond sweaters, dies at 77

MILAN (Reuters) - Gilberto Benetton, a co-founder of Italian clothing retailer United Colors of Benetton who masterminded the family empire’s diversification into construction, transport and catering, has died at the age of 77.

The former head of family holding company Edizione which controls Italy’s biggest infrastructure group Atlantia (ATL.MI), died after a short illness, the family said on Monday.

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