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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

Results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.


Food industry news of week: Iglo, Blue Bell 24 Apr 15

Dean Best

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.


Food industry quotes of week: ABF, Hershey, Iglo 24 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

This week, Associated British Foods reported its annual results and revealed it struggled with competition in the UK and Australian bakery sectors. US consumer goods rookie acquired Birds Eye owner Iglo Group. Hershey had its first quarter results out which demonstrated troubles in uptake of chocolate in China. And Blue Bell announced it was pulling all its products off US shelves after fresh tests found more listeria-ridden products. Here is the week in quotes.


Mexico halts Iowa poultry on bird flu concern 23 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

Mexico has reportedly suspended imports of live birds and eggs from Iowa, US, on bird flu concerns.


BRF in JV with UK foodservice firm Invicta 22 Apr 15

Hannah Abdulla

BRF is to form a venture with UK-based foodservice supplier Invicta Food Group to serve the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.


Pilgrim's Pride makes antibiotic-free pledge 22 Apr 15

Dean Best

US poultry processor Pilgrim's Pride plans to remove all antibiotics from 25% of its chicken production by 2019.

Latest blogs

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.


WHO's "conditional" sugar cut advice angers activists 5 Mar 15

Dean Best

The World Health Organization, seen by experts in the field as hardly a friend of the food industry, is now facing the ire of campaigners over its official guidance on sugar.

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