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Latest Interviews

Interview: Doux CEO on reshaping of poultry firm 16 Dec 2014

Stuart Todd

In the second part of a two-part interview with just-food, Groupe Doux CEO Arnaud Marion highlights the move to a new business model, away from one heavily-dependent on EU subsidies, the company's efforts to diversify the business and the outlook for the French poultry processor.


The just-food interview: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 15 Dec 2014

Stuart Todd

French poultry supplier Groupe Doux is a company looking to the future after a challenging recent past. From June 2012, Doux spent 18 months in administration after pressure from raw material costs and a failed foray into Brazil. In the a two-part interview, Stuart Todd speaks to Doux CEO Arnaud Marion, the turnaround specialist hired by the administrators and who has stayed on to lead the business into what he hopes is sustained recovery.

Latest News

Cooperl to sell Broceliande ham in China 22 May 15

Stuart Todd

French pork processor Cooperl is poised to launch its Brocéliande brand cooked ham on the Chinese market.


Results in brief - Tiger Brands, Total Produce 22 May 15

Dean Best

South Africa's Tiger Brands grabbed the headlines this week with news of the over-stating of sales at its Kenyan arm inflating local profits last year. Elsewhere, Ireland's Total Produce lifted its earnings forecast and said it was on the look-out for more M&A. UK meat group Cranswick reported mixed annual results.


Food industry news of week: GMOs, Arla, Mondelez 22 May 15

Dean Best

The US Department of Agriculture's development of GMO certification scheme emerged this week, adding to the debate over the labelling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Elsewhere in the US, Mondelez International revealed jobs will go at a biscuit plant in Chicago. Meanwhile, dairy giant Arla Foods announced a deal in Egypt with local processor Juhayna Food Industries.


Brussels rejects mandatory origin labels for dairy 21 May 15

Katy Askew

The European Commission has rejected mandatory country-of-origin labels for dairy products in recommendations that will be passed to the European Council and Parliament.


Asda using steam to cut campylobacter in chicken 21 May 15

Katy Askew

Asda is introducing a steam process, SonoSteam, to some of its chicken production in a move the retailer claims can reduce campylobacter contamination in fresh products by as much as 80%.


JBS "seeking M&A" in Americas, Australia 21 May 15

Katy Askew

JBS chief executive Wesley Batista has reportedly indicated the Brazilian meat group is seeking further acquisitions in both North and South America, as well as Australia.

Latest blogs

US trade liberalisation faces bumpy ride 15 May 15

Katy Askew

US efforts to liberalise international trade faced something of a roller coaster ride this week, as the Senate first voted down Barack Obama's proposals only to reach a compromise that would give the President “fast track” negotiating authority.


Cargill unveils first landfill-free facility 15 Apr 15

Katy Askew

The Cargill meat processing facility in Hazleton, Pa., has become the company's first certified landfill-free production site.

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