French poultry processor Groupe Doux has received an offer from a UK firm for the purchase of its Pleucadeuc plant in Brittany.
A spokesperson for Doux told just-food today (18 April) the company is in receipt of an expression of interest for the facility.
UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters Food Group is understood to be the interested party, although Doux would not comment on the report.
“It has not yet been realised and cannot take place until the day of the hearing on 6 May,” the spokesperson said. “The Doux Group hopes but remains cautious.”
2 Sisters declined to comment on the report but just-food understands it is not pursuing a bid for Doux, with its focus instead on integrating the Vion businesses it bought last month.
Doux went into administration in June amid EUR430m (US$560.6m) in debts. Last month, Doux won court approval for its request to extend its period in administration to May, when another hearing will be held.
During its time in administration, Doux has sold off assets. The Pleucadeuc facility employs around 135 people at the site. 2 Sisters could not be reached for comment.
Doux has set out plans to invest EUR35m to modernise its plants as it looks to revitalise its business. The company has insisted it is now profitable.