'Made in France' rebel ex-minister joins Habitat

March 19, 2015 12:47 PM

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'Made in France' rebel ex-minister joins Habitat

PARIS (Reuters) - Arnaud Montebourg, the leftist former economy minister who led a "made in France" campaign to promote French-made goods, was named on Thursday vice-president for innovation of Habitat furniture group outside Britain.

"Habitat is a brand that can proudly wear the colors of 'made in France'," Montebourg said in a statement of the group founded in Britain in the 1960s. France's Cafom acquired its continental European stores in 2011.

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