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'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
French cooperative Terrena has announced what it describes as "a major shift in strategy" with the development of its own brands and a makeover of the Père Dodu poultry brand acquired from Doux in 2016.
French state food safety agency ANSES has questioned the effectiveness of four sets of nutrition labels tested in the country.
Nestle has said it is "revolutionising" France's charcuterie market with the launch of what it claims is the first sodium nitrite-free cooked ham as part of an on-going drive for fewer additives in its products.
France's Loc Maria Biscuits has snapped up Bordeaux chocolate maker Mademoiselle de Margaux from owner Savencia Gourmet for an undisclosed sum.
Ferrero has unveiled plans to extend and modernise a Nutella production plant in France.
French dairy co-operative Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin has announced the acquisition of Sodiaal-owned Yéo Frais, subject to regulatory approval.
French food co-operative Agrial is planning to buy Brittany charcuterie firm Brient, subject to regulatory approval.
France-based bakery group Neuhauser has announced a programme of job cuts in a bid to boost its earnings.
A pool of banks led by Rothschild has been commissioned to find a new owner for the embattled French food industry holdings group, Financière Turenne Lafayette, the owner of brands including William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats, a source told just-food today.
Fresh Del Monte Produce is to set up its first processing plant in France.
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