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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

MS Foods says it will invest in a new production line dedicated to fresh chicken following the acquisitionMS Foods to take controlling stake in Tilly-Sabco Bretagne 4 May 2016

UK firm MS Foods is set to take majority control of French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne for the token amount of EUR1 (US$1.15).

Carambar among Mondelez brands up for saleEurazeo announces talks to buy Mondelez European candy brands 1 April 2016

Mondelez International is in exclusive talks over the potential sale of European chocolate brands including Carambar and Terry's to Eurazeo, the French investment company.

France wants privately-owned firms to publish accountsFrance aims to oblige food companies to publish results 1 April 2016

France's Agriculture Minister, Stephane Le Foll, is looking to a government bill focusing on transparency, tackling corruption and modernising business practices to get privately-held food firms like Lactalis and Bigard to publish their results.

Norac's new plant will produce products sold under Bakerly brandFrance's Norac plans first US plant 31 March 2016

Norac, the French food group, is planning to build its first production plant in the US as part of an international development strategy.

France testing origin labels on meat and dairy productsFrance gets European Commission approval for origin labels test 23 March 2016

The European Commission has agreed in principle for France to test out labels indicating the origin of meat and milk in processed foods.

France introduces tax on palm oil that is not sustainably producedFrench Assembly approves palm oil tax hike 18 March 2016

France's National Assembly has agreed to raise taxation on palm oil but, faced with protests from producing countries Indonesia and Malaysia, the amount is considerably smaller than the recommendation by the Senate, the country's upper house, earlier this year.

Gouters Magiques brands include Le Ster Le PatissierNorac in talks to buy French bakery group Gouters Magiques from Galapagos 9 February 2016

French food group Norac in talks with industry investor Groupe Galapagos to take majority control of French bakery Goûters Magiques.

LDC to supply poultry to KFC French outletsLDC secures poultry contract for KFC in France 3 February 2016

French poultry group LDC has signed a contract to supply KFC's outlets in France.

Agreement includes environmental considerationsAuchan strikes milk "partnership" with Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel 28 January 2016

Auchan has announced a partnership agreement with French dairy group the Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel (LSDH) and a group of milk producers in central France, the Association de Producteurs de Lait du Bassin Centre (APLBC), in response to the crisis affecting the sector in the country.

Paso-Traiteur is investing in an additional sitePaso invests in new site, eyes UAE and Japan exports 21 January 2016

French apéritif snacks specialist  Paso-Traiteur, which supplies supermarket chains, is investing EUR7m in the construction of a second production plant in La Chapelle-Achard, in western France.

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