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In the spotlight: The possible wider impact of crisis at Doux

6 Jun 2012

Just days before the first round of parliamentary elections, the new French government faces a domestic financial crisis that threatens to tear a gaping hole in the country's rural infrastructure, writes Peter Crosskey.

UPDATE: FRANCE: Poultry processor Doux moves into receivership

1 Jun 2012

French poultry giant Groupe Doux has decided to move into receivership to try to turn its ailing business around.

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

1 Jun 2012

The headlines had a European flavour this week with the ongoing uncertainty over the future of French poultry giant Groupe Doux and the takeover of Metro Group's UK cash-and-carry division by food wholesaler Booker. Elsewhere, we talked to Swiss manufacturer and retailer Migros about its sustainability, published a management briefing on fat reformulation and took an in-depth look at the UK's challenging milk sector.

FRANCE: Fresh speculation over future of poultry firm Doux

1 Jun 2012

There is fresh uncertainty surrounding embattled French poultry giant Groupe Doux today (1 June) as the company awaits a court ruling on its future.

FRANCE: Poultry giant Doux admits receivership "an option"

30 May 2012

French poultry giant Groupe Doux today (30 May) admitted a move into receivership could be an option for the embattled company as it remains locked in talks with lenders and potential investors.

BRAZIL: JBS enters domestic poultry sector with Doux deal

4 May 2012

Brazilian meat giant JBS has entered its domestic poultry sector through a deal to lease the local plants of French firm Groupe Doux.

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

27 Feb 2012

CAGNY, the annual conference where leading US food makers face Wall Street analysts, saw the likes of General Mills, ConAgra Foods and Heinz this week reflect on the trading challenges facing the industry. Elsewhere, Pfizer tried to cool fresh speculation around the sale of its baby food business, Kerry Group said it would slow its rate of acquisitions this year and there were rumours a French state fund was in talks to invest in poultry giant Groupe Doux.

FRANCE: State fund FSI coy over Doux "talks"

21 Feb 2012

French state investment fund FSI has declined to comment on reports that it could could come to the aid of Groupe Doux, in taking a minority stake in the French poultry producer.

FRANCE: Export demand prompts expansion at poultry firm Doux

20 Oct 2011

French poultry processor Groupe Doux is creating around 80 new jobs in response to continued growth in its export business, in particular to the Middle East.

FRANCE: Poultry processor Doux rejects talk of sale

25 Jul 2011

The owners of French poultry giant Groupe Doux have hit out at reports that the company could be up for sale.

FRANCE: Rising exports leads to new jobs at Groupe Doux

22 Feb 2011

French poultry prrocessor Groupe Doux is to create 125 new jobs at its abattoir and processing plant in Châteaulin, in Brittany, amid strong growth in exports.

FRANCE: Groupe Doux withdraws senior notes offer

15 Nov 2010

French poultry producer Groupe Doux withdrew its senior notes offer on Friday (12 November) due to "difficult" market conditions.

Best bits: Oil prices set to add to commodity pressure

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.

Comment: Food makers feeling the pinch as commodity costs bite

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.

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

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.

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

22 Oct 2010

Mars' plans to restructure its global chocolate operations have grabbed your attention this week. Meanwhile, just-food visited food-industry expo SIAL in Paris and, among others, interviewed the boss of European poultry giant Groupe Doux.

The just-food interview - Guy Odri, Groupe Doux

21 Oct 2010

With grain prices soaring, Guy Odri, chief executive of French poultry giant Groupe Doux, has urged domestic retailers to raise prices. Any public disagreement on price between supplier and retailer is rare but, speaking to Dean Best this week, Odri explained why the time had come for poultry processors to demand help in absorbing the rising cost of cereals.

FRANCE: Groupe Doux appeals to retailers as grain costs bite

15 Oct 2010

French poultry giant Groupe Doux has urged retailers to act "responsibly" in the face of rising grain costs after talks with two grocers to increase prices stalled.

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

15 Oct 2010

Europe's food retailers are braced for a round of consolidation, analysts at J.P.Morgan Cazenove said this week. While the industry waits to see what deals could emerge, Metro Group and Auchan have formed a private-label venture. In the UK, the founder of frozen-foods retailer Iceland Foods is said to want to buy back the company and, in an exclusive interview, we speak to Tim Hurrell, the head of The Co-operative Group's food retail chain.

FRANCE: Export growth, cost control boosts Doux profits

13 Sep 2010

Groupe Doux, the French poultry giant, has booked a rise in first-half profits on the back of stronger exports and tighter cost control.

FRANCE: Groupe Doux returns to profit

5 May 2010

French poultry firm Groupe Doux announced today (4 May) that it returned to profitability in fiscal 2009.



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