9 December 2013
Tesco was again in the spotlight last week after another quarter of falling sales. Like-for-like sales dropped in each of its markets. Elsewhere, Unilever outlined plans to cut 2,000 jobs and further trim its product portfolio in reaction, it said, to a global economic slowdown.
9 December 2013
Unilever CEO Paul Polman last week met analysts to explain how the consumer goods giant is changing its business amid slowing sales, moves that are set to include 2,000 jobs being cut.
2 December 2013
Groupe Doux, the French poultry processor, has left administration after 18 months, after securing court backing for a change of ownership at the company.
2 December 2013
A change at the top of the world's largest retailer grabbed the headlines this week. Doug McMillon, the head of Wal-Mart's overseas business, is to be promoted to become the US retail giant's CEO. Elsewhere, there was a raft of M&A stories. Murray Goulburn made what is so far the highest bid for Australian dairy Murrau Goulburn, Associated British Foods lodged an interest in UK rice brand Tilda and Premier Foods is in talks with private equity over investment in its bread arm.
26 November 2013
France's competition regulator has told a clutch of the country's poultry firms they could face charges over alleged collusion.
25 November 2013
The Doux family has agreed a deal to sell French poultry business Groupe Doux to investment fund D&P and Saudi food distributor Almunajem.
4 November 2013
Saudi Arabian group Almunajem has announced its intention to take a stake in struggling French poultry firm Doux.
1 November 2013
French poultry processor Tilly-Sabco has blamed the end of EU subsidies, the high level of the euro and the lack of government support for its decision to suspend exports in January.
25 October 2013
French food company Glon has put forward plans to close a loss-making poultry abbatoir acquired last year from local peer Doux.
23 October 2013
French poultry processor Doux has brushed off a suggestion from the chief executive of local peer Tilly-Sabco the two companies should merge to "save" the country's poultry industry.
17 October 2013
Brittany's struggling food firms are set to benefit from a EUR15m (US20.5m) package of emergency state aid to the region's industry, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced.
14 October 2013
French poultry processor LDC has reported higher first-half sales, with its domestic business helped by the recent problems at local rival Doux.
4 October 2013
The head of French poultry group, Tilly-Sabco, has warned of a "jobs massacre" as a result of the the European Commission's decision to end subsidies to support exports outside the EU.
2 October 2013
France's Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed the recenty-created Public Investment Bank (BPI) will provide financial support to French poultry processor Doux.
10 June 2013
Brazilian meat giant JBS is to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil from local rival and fellow international meat processor Marfrig.
23 April 2013
French poultry processor Duc saw its losses grow last year despite higher sales as volatile commodity costs and the weak economy weighed on the sector.
22 April 2013
Jean-Charles Doux will replace his father and company founder Charles Doux as chief executive of French poultry company Groupe Doux.
18 April 2013
French poultry processor Groupe Doux has received an offer from a UK firm for the purchase of its Pleucadeuc plant in Brittany.
25 February 2013
French poultry processor Groupe Doux has won court approval for its request to extend its period in administration.
7 December 2012
Groupe Doux has set out plans to lay off more workers as the French poultry group, which is in administration, reshapes its business.
2 August 2012
A French court has extended Groupe Doux's administration to give the founder of the poultry giant and its main creditor more time to finalise plans to run the company.
30 July 2012
A number of food multinationals last week reported first-half results. Highlights among them were Hershey's belief the US confectionery sector was at a new, elevated level of growth, while Mead Johnson, the infant formula firm, cut its sales forecast on slower growth in China. Elsewhere, UK dairy companies shelved plans to cut the price they pay farmers for milk and the US drought caused fears for inflation next year.
25 July 2012
French poultry giant Groupe Doux, which is in administration, has attracted "around a dozen" takeover bids, just-food understands.
17 July 2012
Charles Doux, the chairman of ailing French poultry firm Groupe Doux, has issued a statement criticising the takeover bids for the company.
12 July 2012
Embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux went to court today (12 July) in an attempt to stop its drivers from taking strike action.
9 July 2012
Farmers slammed UK dairy processors this week for cuts to the price they receive for their milk and there have been threats supplies could be disrupted. The UK meat sector was hit by plans by Dutch firm Vion to close a plant in Scotland. Meanwhile, French poultry giant Groupe Doux, which is in administration, has received ten takeover bids.
6 July 2012
Ten takeover bids have so far been submitted for Groupe Doux, the embattled French poultry giant told just-food today.
3 July 2012
French farm cooperative Terrena has said it is considering placing a bid for embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux.
2 July 2012
Embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux has sold a facility in Bretagne as part of its plans to ensure the company can function normally.
25 June 2012
Embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux is looking to sell a facility in Bretagne as part of its plans to ensure the company can function normally.