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Stuart Todd

Stuart ToddBiography

'Emigrated' from north-east England to France over 20 years ago, setting up initially as a freelancer covering French business developments for the English-language press across a broad range of sectors. Stuart then spent several years with Reuters in Paris, before returning to freelancing. He began working for just-food and other ‘just’ titles in 2002.

Articles by Stuart Todd

Lactalis facing court action over price it pays for milkFrench dairy farmers to take Lactalis to court 15 January 2015

Five hundred French dairy farmers are to take Lactalis to court over the price they were paid last year for their milk.

Another French pork firm has requested to enter administrationMore upheaval in French pork processing sector 5 January 2015

French pork processor Abattoirs Industriels de la Manche is expected to file a request to be placed under judicial administration, further highlighting the challenging conditions in the sector.

Marion says Doux can benefit from "colossal" demand in Middle EastThe just-food interview part two: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 16 December 2014

In the second part of a two-part interview with just-food, Groupe Doux CEO Arnaud Marion highlights the move to a new business model, away from one heavily-dependent on EU subsidies, the company's efforts to diversify the business and the outlook for the French poultry processor.

Marion hinted there is room for another strategic investor at DouxThe just-food interview part one: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 15 December 2014

French poultry supplier Groupe Doux is a company looking to the future after a challenging recent past. From June 2012, Doux spent 18 months in administration after pressure from raw material costs and a failed foray into Brazil. In the a two-part interview, Stuart Todd speaks to Doux CEO Arnaud Marion, the turnaround specialist hired by the administrators and who has stayed on to lead the business into what he hopes is sustained recovery.

Nutrition & Sante opens plant in France 10 December 2014

Nutrition & Santé, the French dietary food specialist, has invested EUR21m in a production and packaging plant at its manufacturing centre in Revel, near Toulouse.

MS Foods acquires Tilly-Sabco 5 December 2014

The UK's MS Foods is to acquire embattled French poultry exporter, Tilly Sabco, following a ruling by the Brest Tribunal de Commerce earlier today (5 December).

LDC adds to business in PolandLDC acquires Polish poultry firm Drop 28 November 2014

French poultry group LDC has acquired Polish firm Drop for an undisclosed sum.

Terrena sells Elivia stake to Dawn Meats 21 November 2014

French co-operative Terrena has agreed to relinquish a 49% in its beef and pork arm Elivia to Irish meat processor Dawn Meats.

Alain Glon's Altho eyes growth with capacity expansion 19 November 2014

French food group Alain Glon Holding plans to ramp up the capacity of its subsidiary, crisp maker Altho, to tap potential markets in Spain and Italy, a spokesperson told just-food.

Four have been charged in France in the horsemeat scandalFrench authorities charge four in horsemeat scandal 18 November 2014

A Paris district court has completed its investigation into last year's pan-European meat scandal which saw horse being passed off as beef, charging four men with fraudulent action.

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