A commercial court in Dijon has postponed its hearing on the rescheduling of French drinks firm Belvédère's debts.

The hearing, originally scheduled for yesterday (14 September), will take place on 12 October.

Belvédère's president and CEO, Jacques Rouvroy, said that some foreign-based creditors have not completed a 30-day consultation period with court-appointed representatives, as is required by law.

Last week, trade union sources said Belvédère, which is under bankruptcy protection, is to sell its Marie Brizard unit.