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French poultry firm Doux set for sale to LDC consortium

18 May 2018

A French commercial court has chosen a consortium led by French poultry group LDC to take over ailing chicken processor Groupe Doux.

New players enter race to buy Groupe Doux assets

18 Apr 2018

UK chicken processor Chesterfield Poultry is one of a clutch of new names to emerge as bidders for ailing French peer Groupe Doux.

Date set for decision on sale of France's Groupe Doux

6 Apr 2018

A commercial court in France will decide on which of the takeover bids tabled for ailing poultry processor Groupe Doux prevails on 18 May.

Two takeover bids in for French poultry group Doux

29 Mar 2018

Two takeover offers have been tabled for the ailing France-based poultry supplier Groupe Doux, according to the French government.

LDC yet to make takeover bid for French poultry peer Doux

28 Mar 2018

French poultry processor LDC has played down reports it has submitted an offer for ailing counterpart Groupe Doux.

MHP - deal for poultry peer Doux could still happen

26 Mar 2018

MHP has said takeover talks with Groupe Doux are continuing despite the ailing French poultry producer announcing its intention to file for liquidation.

French poultry group Doux intends to file for liquidation

26 Mar 2018

Loss-making French poultry producer Groupe Doux reportedly announced its intention to file for liquidation on Friday (23 March).

Terrena issues warning about poultry asset Doux

6 Mar 2018

French co-operative Terrena has confirmed it will not be able to provide financial support to its loss-making poultry unit, Doux, indefinitely.

Doux plans strategy "transformation" amid losses

14 Sep 2017

French poultry group Doux has unveiled plans aimed at transforming its business strategy amid "increased economic difficulties," largely the result of fierce competition.

The food industry in 2016 - beyond the BRICs

3 Jan 2016

With significant question marks over the growth prospects of three of the BRICs, packaged food strategists are weighing up which other emerging markets could offer opportunities. Hannah Abdulla picks out three markets to watch in 2016.

Terrena set to close Doux deal in new year

27 Aug 2015

French food co-op Terrena and local agribusiness Sofiprotéol should seal their deal to acquire a majority stake in poultry processor Groupe Doux in January.

How attractive could Iran be for food majors?

19 Aug 2015

The easing of decade-long economic sanctions on Iran lifted could open a potentially attractive market for international food makers, with access to a population of 80m consumers, a majority of which is under 35 and increasingly on the lookout for branded goods. However, establishing a foothold is unlikely to be straightforward. Hannah Abdulla reports.

Food industry news of the week - GMOs, Arla, Mondelez

26 May 2015

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.

Terrena, Sofiproteol in talks for control of Doux

19 May 2015

French food co-op Terrena and local agribusiness Sofiprotéol are in talks to buy a majority stake in poultry processor Groupe Doux from the Calmels family.

Groupe Doux to revamp plants after funding

23 Mar 2015

French poultry processor Groupe Doux has announced it has been awarded funding of EUR5m (US$5.4m) from the state investment bank BPI, which will be used for "improving industrial and commercial performance.

Groupe Doux to create 190 jobs

23 Jan 2015

French poultry processor Groupe Doux is to create over 190 jobs at plants across the country, a move it said was a sign of its recovery a year after emerging from administration.

Food industry news of the week: Bumble Bee, ConAgra, Kraft

22 Dec 2014

Days before Christmas came one of the more notable deals of recent months with Thai seafood giant Thai Union Frozen swooping for US group Bumble Bee Foods. In the US, ConAgra Foods wrote down the value of its own-label arm and Kraft Foods Group announced a new CEO. Elsewhere, Australian retailer Coles admitted payments it demanded from suppliers broke competition law and we interviewed the CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry group getting itself back on a firmer footing a year after emerging from administration.

Food industry quotes of the week: Kraft, Thai Union, Doux

22 Dec 2014

US food giant Kraft Foods Group this week announced its chairman would also take on the role of CEO - and he promptly said the company would reassess its business to "stay ahead" of the "rapid change" within the industry.

The just-food interview part two: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion

16 Dec 2014

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 part one: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion

15 Dec 2014

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.

Interview: How BRF plans growth in stagnant Europe

20 Nov 2014

Brazilian food group BRF is working to an ambitious agenda. The company is bent on expanding as a global food manufacturer operating in the protein space. However, eking out growth in stagnant developed markets such as Europe can prove somewhat problematic. At this year's SIAL trade show in Paris, Katy Askew spoke to Europe CEO Roberto Banfi to find out how the company plans to meet this challenge.

BRF cools Americana, Doux talk

7 Nov 2014

BRF has moved to cool market rumours the company is looking to buy Kuwait Food Co. - known as Americana - or French poultry group Doux.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

30 Jun 2014

Sugar is firmly at the centre of the diet and health debate in the UK - and this week we reflected on recommendations from government advisers to lower the guidance on how much of the ingredient should be consumed. Elsewhere, we analysed General Mills' annual results and where the US food giant goes from here, shone the spotlight on China's slowing biscuit market and looked at why more companies are putting more of their sustainability efforts into their supply chains.

FRANCE: Doux in partnership talks but not for sale

25 Jun 2014

French poultry firm Doux has been approached by several unidentified parties over possible partnerships but is not up for sale.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food this week

23 Jun 2014

Trading conditions in the UK and US remain tough and this week two companies - Premier Foods and ConAgra Foods - saw their shares hit after reporting sluggish sales. Elsewhere, the CEOs of the world's largest food manufacturers announced actions they believe will improve consumers' health.

FRANCE: Poultry firm Doux coy over JBS, BRF "interest"

18 Jun 2014

French poultry processor Groupe Doux has refused to be drawn on reports claiming Brazilian meat giants JBS or BRF are interested in buying the business.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

9 Dec 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.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

9 Dec 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.

FRANCE: Poultry group Doux exits administration

2 Dec 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.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

2 Dec 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.

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