UK-based food group Uniq has indicated that it intends to use the proceeds from its disposal of Marie, its French prepared meals business, to pay down debt, address its pension deficit and reinvest in its...
French poultry group LDC has indicated that its acquisition of Marie from Uniq is expected to provide it with a foundation to expand its branded business in the French chilled and frozen prepared foods market.
After a turbulent 18 months in France's poultry industry, the future is looking brighter for some in the sector. LDC, France's largest poultry processor is one of the most upbeat. This week, the company revealed plans to buy smaller rival Groupe Arrivé and forecast a successful 12 months for the business. In this month's just-food interview, LDC chief executive Denis Lambert outlines his grounds for optimism.
Uniq, the UK-based sandwich-to-desserts maker, serves some of the biggest retailers in Europe. The company, however, has had a rocky few years and today (11 March) its management outlined its latest attempt to turn the business around – and the recovery plan will focus on the UK. Dean Best reports.