A French court has approved the partial offers for five of eight sites operated by Doux Frais, the fresh produce division of indebted poultry group Doux, which is now in line to be partially acquired by Barclays.


Doux Frais was placed under a liquidation order on August 1 but was allowed to continue trading until September 10 so potential buyers could emerge, according to reports. The Doux Frais site in Pleucadeuc, France, has been acquired by Galina Doux, and the plants in Laval and Sérent have been acquired by LDC. Glon Sanders (Sofiprotéol), in association with Duc, have acquired the plants in Boynes and Blancafort. No bids were submitted for the other the sites.