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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: Doux owners agree sale of poultry firm

25 Nov 2013

The Doux family has agreed a deal to sell French poultry business Groupe Doux to investment fund D&P and Saudi food distributor Almunajem.

FRANCE: Almunajem confirms intention to acquire Doux stake

4 Nov 2013

Saudi Arabian group Almunajem has announced its intention to take a stake in struggling French poultry firm Doux.

FRANCE: Financial pressure prompts Tilly-Sabco to suspend exports

1 Nov 2013

French poultry processor Tilly-Sabco has blamed the end of EU subsidies, the high level of the euro and the lack of government support for its decision to suspend exports in January.

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: Doux dismisses offer of Tilly-Sabco merger

23 Oct 2013

French poultry processor Doux has brushed off a suggestion from the chief executive of local peer Tilly-Sabco the two companies should merge to "save" the country's poultry industry.

FRANCE: Brittany food firms to benefit from emergency state aid

17 Oct 2013

Brittany's struggling food firms are set to benefit from a EUR15m (US20.5m) package of emergency state aid to the region's industry, the Ministry of Agriculture has announced.

FRANCE: Doux travails boost poultry rival LDC

14 Oct 2013

French poultry processor LDC has reported higher first-half sales, with its domestic business helped by the recent problems at local rival Doux.

FRANCE: Tilly-Sabco: EU poultry subsidy axe to hit jobs

4 Oct 2013

The head of French poultry group, Tilly-Sabco, has warned of a "jobs massacre" as a result of the the European Commission's decision to end subsidies to support exports outside the EU.

FRANCE: Poultry firm Doux to receive state financial support

2 Oct 2013

France's Ministry of Agriculture has confirmed the recenty-created Public Investment Bank (BPI) will provide financial support to French poultry processor Doux.

BRAZIL: JBS to buy Marfrig's domestic poultry unit

10 Jun 2013

Brazilian meat giant JBS is to buy domestic poultry business Seara Brasil from local rival and fellow international meat processor Marfrig.

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: Doux appoints Jean-Charles Doux CEO

22 Apr 2013

Jean-Charles Doux will replace his father and company founder Charles Doux as chief executive of French poultry company Groupe Doux.

FRANCE: Doux receives UK interest for Brittany plant

18 Apr 2013

French poultry processor Groupe Doux has received an offer from a UK firm for the purchase of its Pleucadeuc plant in Brittany.

FRANCE: Poultry group Doux secures extension to administration

25 Feb 2013

French poultry processor Groupe Doux has won court approval for its request to extend its period in administration.

FRANCE: Poultry giant Doux to cut more jobs

7 Dec 2012

Groupe Doux has set out plans to lay off more workers as the French poultry group, which is in administration, reshapes its business.

FRANCE: Administration continues as court rejects offers for Doux

2 Aug 2012

A French court has extended Groupe Doux's administration to give the founder of the poultry giant and its main creditor more time to finalise plans to run the company.

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

30 Jul 2012

A number of food multinationals last week reported first-half results. Highlights among them were Hershey's belief the US confectionery sector was at a new, elevated level of growth, while Mead Johnson, the infant formula firm, cut its sales forecast on slower growth in China. Elsewhere, UK dairy companies shelved plans to cut the price they pay farmers for milk and the US drought caused fears for inflation next 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: Doux chairman hits out at takeover bids

17 Jul 2012

Charles Doux, the chairman of ailing French poultry firm Groupe Doux, has issued a statement criticising the takeover bids for the company.

FRANCE: Doux takes drivers to court over strike threat

12 Jul 2012

Embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux went to court today (12 July) in an attempt to stop its drivers from taking strike action.

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

9 Jul 2012

Farmers slammed UK dairy processors this week for cuts to the price they receive for their milk and there have been threats supplies could be disrupted. The UK meat sector was hit by plans by Dutch firm Vion to close a plant in Scotland. Meanwhile, French poultry giant Groupe Doux, which is in administration, has received ten takeover bids.

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: Terrena mulls Doux takeover bid

3 Jul 2012

French farm cooperative Terrena has said it is considering placing a bid for embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux.

FRANCE: Doux sells facility as part of disposal plan

2 Jul 2012

Embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux has sold a facility in Bretagne as part of its plans to ensure the company can function normally.

FRANCE: Doux to offload facility as part of disposal plan

25 Jun 2012

Embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux is looking to sell a facility in Bretagne as part of its plans to ensure the company can function normally.

FRANCE: Doux obtains emergency funding to continue trading

21 Jun 2012

Groupe Doux has obtained emergency funding totalling EUR17m (US$21.4m) to allow the French poultry giant to function normally in the immediate future.

FRANCE: Ex-Lactalis chief Leonard named Doux CEO

20 Jun 2012

Former Lactalis boss Michel Léonard has been appointed CEO of Groupe Doux, the French poultry processor that went into receivership earlier this month.

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.

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

11 Jun 2012

A short week on just-food after the long public holiday but it was packed with news. Disney banned "junk food" advertising, Carrefour neared the acquisition of Argentinian retailer Eki, meat giant JBS found itself under the scrutiny of Greenpeace - again - for its cattle sourcing in Brazil and, elsewhere the field of sustainability, Marks and Spencer said it had become "carbon neutral". We also looked at the problems at French meat processor Groupe Doux, which went into receivership last week, a move that could have wider implications across the country's agriculture sector. Click on the headlines for more.

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