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FRANCE: Sauvaget Agro Alimentaire takes full control of Tilly-Sabco

20 May 2011

French poultry group Tilly-Sabco now has one shareholder after Sauvaget Agro Alimentaire, its majority shareholder, gained 100% of the company.

FRANCE: Cooperl to invest EUR30m annually in upgrading plants

11 Jun 2010

One of France's leading pork processing groups, co-operative Cooperl Arc Atlantic, has unveiled a sizeable investment programme to modernise some of its 15 plants, most of which are located in western France.

FRANCE: Unicopa deal signals break up

16 Dec 2009

Struggling French food co-op Unicopa is to be broken up after an agreement was struck with its banks and financial backers.

FRANCE: Cooperl buys Unicopa charcuterie arm

9 Dec 2009

One of France's leading pork processing groups, co-operative Cooperl Arc Atlantic, has acquired Brittany counterpart Unicopa’s charcuterie arm, Brocéliande, after talks lasting five months.

FRANCE: Entremont given reprieve on debt repayments

26 Jun 2009

Entremont Alliance has confirmed that it has been granted a three-month extension on debt repayments, until the end-October.

FRANCE: Government to assess struggling Unicopa

19 Mar 2009

Faced with financial difficulties in the majority of its activities, Unicopa is being assessed by an inter-ministerial committee on industrial restructuring (Ciri).

EU/FRANCE: Brussels approves Paris aid for Tilly-Sabco

30 Jan 2009

The European Commission has authorised French restructuring aid of EUR3.6m (US$4.6m) to Tilly-Sabco, the poultry export arm of French co-operative group Unicopa.

FRANCE: Cooperl and Arca seal merger

5 Sep 2008

France’s two leading pork-processing co-operatives, Cooperl and Arca, officially announced their merger at a general assembly of the two groups held in Lamballe, Brittany, yesterday (4 September).

FRANCE: More consolidation in pork sector

3 Sep 2008

French farming co-operatives Terrena and Pigalys, part of Unicopa, have announced the merger of their pork processing activities.

FRANCE: Entremont Alliance invests in Brittany plant

26 Jun 2008

Entremont Alliance has invested EUR6.3m (US$9.92m) in new production lines at its plant in Quimper, increasing annual capacity for Emmenthal and cheddar cheeses to 30,000 tonnes.

FRANCE: Terrena to buy Unicopa poultry operations

13 Mar 2008

French cooperative Terrena is to buy the poultry-processing operations of local food group Unicopa, the two groups have announced.

FRANCE: Tilly-Sabco rescue plan gets court ok

3 Jan 2008

A court in France has approved a rescue plan for French co-operative group Unicopa’s poultry abattoir subsidiary, Tilly-Sabco.

FRANCE: Bird flu scare hits Unicopa profits

23 Jul 2007

French co-operative group Unicopa has posted a loss of some EUR2.7m (US$3.7m) for 2006 due in part to a bird flu scare.

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