The Taittinger family has said that the future of the company is still 'wide open'. In an interview with Les Echos Claude Taittinger, supervisory board chairman at the champagne, hotels and luxury goods group, said that the company was currently "sounding out the market" and would not just sell at "any old price". Taittinger said that the group had begun to explore its options because of the divergent interests of the family members, who own a 37.8% stake in the business, valued at about Eu2bn (£1.35bn). He said that he wanted the issue to be resolved quickly, within a time frame of "a month or five weeks".