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Covid-19 food industry updates – Friday 18 September (free to read)

18 Sep 2020

just-food is providing daily updates on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the world's packaged food sector.

Poultry processor LDC agrees deal to buy French peer Ronsard

21 Jul 2020

French poultry processor LDC has announced it has agreed a deal to buy a rival in its domestic market.

Nestle, Barilla join China Food Tech Hub centred on start-up development

7 Jul 2020

The China Food Tech Hub, a collective of global corporations launched last year to foster the development of Chinese start-ups, has attracted new members.

French poultry firm LDC in negotiations to acquire peer Ronsard

28 May 2020

French poultry giant LDC has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire a local counterpart to head-off foreign competition.

France sees three Covid-19 clusters at meat plants

19 May 2020

Three Covid-19 clusters have been confirmed at slaughterhouses in France, local government officials have confirmed

French poultry firm LDC in talks to buy Hungarian peer Marnevall

28 Nov 2019

LDC, the French poultry supplier, has announced it is in negotiations to buy a Hungarian peer specialising in frozen chicken products.

France's LDC to buy chicken facility from local retail giant Casino

10 Oct 2019

LDC, the French poultry supplier, has inked a deal to buy a production facility from one of the country's largest supermarket chains.

French poultry giant LDC makes acquisition in Belgium

5 Jul 2019

LDC, the France-based poultry supplier, has snapped up an import and distribution business in Belgium.

French poultry group LDC gets green light for Remi Ramon acquisition

28 May 2019

Acquisitive France-based poultry processor LDC has got competition approval for another transaction, the country's anti-trust watchdog has announced.

France's LDC in talks to buy poultry peer Ramon

22 Nov 2018

France-based poultry giant LDC has announced it is in talks to acquire a local processor in its domestic market.

France's LDC to buy Hungarian poultry peer Tranzit

31 May 2018

LDC, the France-based poultry group, has struck a deal to acquire Hungarian processor Tranzit.

New Coller FAIRR food index raises concerns over ''high-risk'' firms

30 May 2018

A new index launched by investor network FAIRR has identified 36 global meat and fish companies as ''high risk'' when it comes to health, environmental and social issues.

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.

LDC buys duck supplier, in talks over two others

6 Apr 2018

French poultry giant LDC has bought local duck supplier Marcel Favreau - and is in discussions over the acquisition of two more businesses in the field.

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.

Earnings summary - France's LDC sees FY sales rise; Lamb Weston reports 9M income hike; Hochdorf expects "transitional" 2018 after M&A-fuelled 2017; Mixed fortunes for Century Pacific in a "challenging" 2017

6 Apr 2018

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

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.

Earnings summary - Conagra Brands sees income rise; General Mills revises full-year guidance

21 Dec 2017

just-food presents the key metrics from company financials in bitesize format, with analyst insight and social media comment alongside graphs illustrating a business' historical performance to give you an easy-to-read digest of the numbers you need to know.

LDC's partly-owned French pork, turkey plant to close in Brittany

3 Oct 2017

A French pork and turkey production plant partly-owned by Société Bretonne de Volaille (SBV), a subsidiary of French poultry group LDC, is set to close in March as it is no longer economically viable.

French poultry group LDC books Q1 revenue rise

6 Jul 2017

LDC, the France-based poultry processor, has posted a 7% increase in first-quarter sales, with an 8% rise in volumes driven the growth of the company's top line.

FY profits up at French poultry firm LDC but no new forecasts

9 Jun 2017

LDC, the France-based poultry supplier, has reported rising annual sales and profits - but the company declined to issue to forecasts for the new financial year.

LDC seals deal to buy French poultry firm Lionor

7 Apr 2017

LDC, the France-based poultry processing major, has finalised the acquisition of local peer Lionor.

LDC in talks to buy French poultry peer Lionor

6 Jan 2017

French poultry group LDC is in negotiations to buy local peer Groupe Lionor.

France boosts sales at poultry group LDC

6 Jan 2017

LDC, the France-based poultry processor, has seen higher sales in its domestic market offset a fall in revenues from its overseas operations.

Poultry group LDC investing in plant upgrade

23 Dec 2016

France-based poultry group LDC is investing EUR77m (US$80.4m) to upgrade its two major production plants in western France over the next three years.

French poultry firm LDC forecasts 5% rise in FY EBIT

24 Nov 2016

France-based poultry processor LDC has forecast a 5% increase in annual operating profit after reporting higher first-half sales and earnings.

LDC bids for Tilly-Sabco chicken sausages business

10 Oct 2016

LDC has submitted a bid for the sausage activities of embattled French poultry exporter, Tilly-Sabco Bretagne, which was placed under judicial administration earlier this summer.

LDC expects "uncertain consumption" this year 

26 May 2016

French poultry processor LDC has given warnings about the outlook for consumption and for raw materials in the coming year as it delivered an increase in full-year sales and earnings.

FY sales up at LDC on organic, M&A growth

12 Apr 2016

LDC, the French poultry group, has reported an increase in annual sales, with growth from recent acquisitions and the company's underlying business.

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