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Groupe Doux is a France-based food processing company. Founded by Pierre Doux in 1955, Groupe Doux is a private company, majority-owned by two other France-based food businesses, Terrena and Sofiprotéol. The head office for Groupe Doux is located in Chateaulin, France.

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Dean Best | 25 Oct 2010

A cheery thought for a Monday morning: crude oil could soon hit $100 a barrel. The prospect of higher oil prices will cause concern at a time when trading conditions are fragile, consumer confidence is weak and many in the food industry are facing upward pressure on the price of other commodities.


Dean Best | 22 Oct 2010

When Russia announced plans to curb grain exports in August, mainstream news outlets spoke of a probable jump in food prices in markets worldwide. The noises coming from within the industry, however, were mixed. Now, there are signs that manufacturers are feeling the pinch.


just-food.com | 22 Oct 2010

Commodity costs may not be reaching the levels seen in 2007 but there are signs of growing pressure on food manufacturers. In this month's just-food interview, Groupe Doux CEO Guy Odri explained why the poultry giant is urging retailers to push through price increases. Elsewhere this week, Yakult failed in its attempt to get EU clearance for health claims, food ingredients maker Ajinomoto defended aspartame from the critics and Mars Inc explained it is planning to realign its chocolate business worldwide.

Latest Interviews

Stuart Todd | 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.


Stuart Todd | 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.

Latest News

Stuart Todd | 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.


Stuart Todd | 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.


Stuart Todd | 29 Mar 2018

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


Stuart Todd | 28 Mar 2018

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


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 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.


Andy Coyne | 26 Mar 2018

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


Stuart Todd | 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.


Stuart Todd | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Hannah Abdulla | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Katy Askew | 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.


Dean Best | 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.


Stuart Todd | 25 Jun 2014

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



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