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Duc 2016 sales slip on bird flu 

3 Mar 2017

Embattled French poultry processor Groupe Duc reported lower sales in 2016 as a number of markets closed their borders to French poultry products due to bird flu concerns. 

Dutch poultry group Plukon - Duc buy "strengthens France growth plans"

21 Dec 2016

Netherlands-based poultry processor Plukon Food Group has said its plans to grow the business in France will be "strengthened" by its acquisition of French peer Groupe Duc.

Dutch poultry group Plukon to acquire French peer Duc

21 Dec 2016

Netherlands-based poultry processor Plukon Food Group has announced plans to acquire French peer Groupe Duc.

French poultry group Duc H1 losses grow

21 Dec 2016

Groupe Duc, the French poultry processor set to be taken over by Dutch peer Plukon Food Group, saw its losses widen in the first half of its financial year.

Plukon Food Group 'in talks to buy French poultry peer Duc'

25 Nov 2016

Plukon Food Group, the Netherlands-based poultry processor, is reportedly in talks to buy its French peer, Groupe Duc.

French poultry group Duc in talks over "significant transaction"

22 Nov 2016

French poultry processor Groupe Duc today (22 November) asked for trading in its shares to be suspended as the company is in talks over a possible "significant transaction".

French poultry group Duc announces CEO exit

3 Oct 2016

Duc, the France-based poultry processor, has announced the departure of CEO Joel Marchand.

Duc sales remain under pressure

15 Aug 2016

Groupe Duc, the French poultry processor, has reported a 7% fall in first-half sales after continuing to domestic and international factors hit the business.

Duc sales hit by French bird flu outbreak

17 May 2016

Groupe Duc has reported a fall in sales for the first quarter of the year, with the French poultry processor reporting it felt the impact of the bird flu outbreak in the south-west of the country.

Duc puts turkey unit into stand-alone subsidiary

1 Mar 2016

Duc, the French poultry group, has decide to place its turkey unit into a stand-alone subsidiary.

Duc FY sales hit by bird flu impact

22 Feb 2016

French poultry processor Duc has recorded a 2.5% fall in annual sales to EUR180.6m (US$200.2m).

Duc Q3 sales down amid slowing French poultry market

16 Nov 2015

Duc, the France-based poultry group, saw its third-quarter sales fall at a faster rate than in the first half of its financial year, with the company pointing to a challenging domestic market.

Duc profitability improves in poultry group's H1

19 Oct 2015

Duc, the France-based poultry processor, has reported an improvement in its profitability during the first half of its financial year despite a dip in sales.

Food industry results in brief - Snyder's-Lance, Thai Union, SunOpta

14 Aug 2015

This week's results included an upbeat US snack group Snyder's-Lance reporting higher second-quarter sales and profits, improved half-year revenue and earnings at seafood giant Thai Union and declines at an acquisitive SunOpta.

Food industry results in brief: Bakkavor, Weston, Duc

15 May 2015

This week's result round-up includes a positive start to the year for UK own-label group Bakkavor, better sales but pressure on profits for Canada's Weston Foods and a slide in revenue at French poultry group Duc.

French poultry firms handed moderate fines

7 May 2015

France's competition regulator has issued fines worth over EUR15m to 20 poultry firms for breaking competition rules - but admitted the penalties were more moderate than usual.

Duc losses narrow in 2014

13 Apr 2015

French poultry processor Duc fell into the red again in 2014, although losses narrowed despite a fall in sales.

FRANCE: H1 sales down at poultry group Duc

19 Aug 2014

Duc saw its first-half sales fall more than 10%, with the decline in revenue accelerating during the second quarter - although the French poultry processor said the result was in line with its forecasts.

FRANCE: Poultry firms warned of possible collusion charges

26 Nov 2013

France's competition regulator has told a clutch of the country's poultry firms they could face charges over alleged collusion.

FRANCE: Poultry firm Glon eyes plant closure

25 Oct 2013

French food company Glon has put forward plans to close a loss-making poultry abbatoir acquired last year from local peer Doux.

FRANCE: Duc launches 'premium' line of poultry dishes

16 Oct 2013

French poultry group Duc has added to its product line with the launch of a "premium" range of dishes.

FRANCE: Duc swings into red on higher costs

7 Oct 2013

French poultry group Duc has booked first-half losses as higher costs offset improving sales volumes.

FRANCE: Mixed price talks lead Duc to warn on margins

16 May 2013

French poultry group Duc has reported a "significant" impact on margins in the first quarter of the year after only being able to "partially" offset higher commodity costs through price increases.

FRANCE: Losses widen at poultry group Duc

23 Apr 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.

FRANCE: Duc warns delay over pricing deals could hit results

16 Nov 2012

Groupe Duc, the French poultry processor, has warned a delay in securing price increases from retailers is likely to affect its annual results.

FRANCE: Court approves partial offers for five Doux sites

10 Sep 2012

A French court has approved partial offers for five of the eight sites operated by Doux Frais, the fresh produce division of French poultry group, which was placed in administration earlier this year.

FRANCE: Poultry firm Doux receives "dozen" takeover bids

25 Jul 2012

French poultry giant Groupe Doux, which is in administration, has attracted "around a dozen" takeover bids, just-food understands.

FRANCE: Ten bids submitted for poultry group Doux

6 Jul 2012

Ten takeover bids have so far been submitted for Groupe Doux, the embattled French poultry giant told just-food today.

FRANCE: Duc sees benefits from Doux's woes

12 Jun 2012

French poultry processor Duc has said consolidation is likely to take place in the country's poultry sector after rival Groupe Doux's move into receivership.

FRANCE: Poultry group Duc sales up 12% in 2011

15 Feb 2012

French poultry processor Duc has reported a 12% rise in sales for 2011 amid "difficult" trading conditions in the sector.


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