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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

US: Baker Bridor to expand US plant 22 July 2014

French industrial baker Bridor, which supplies products to the supermarket and foodservice channels, is planning to expand its plant in the US.

Tilly-Sabco teeters on the brink FRANCE: Tilly-Sabco on brink as sole supplier poised to stop deliveries 11 July 2014

Nutréa, a subsidiary of Brittany-based co-operative, Triskalia, now the sole supplier of livestock to Tilly Sabco, is poised to cease deliveries to the French poultry exporter if it does not receive guarantees of payment.

US: French dried ham producers set for entry 10 July 2014

French producers of Jambon de Bayonne, a premium air-dried salted ham, will be able to target the US from next year with authorities in the country set to allow in imports.

Princes believes French consumers open to new tuna brandsFRANCE: Princes launches tuna range on French market 4 July 2014

UK-based Princes has launched its namesake tinned tuna range on the French market.

Natais has planned to increase capacity at its France plantFRANCE: Popcorn maker Nataïs to increase capacity 1 July 2014

French popcorn maker Nataïs is upping production capacity to meet growth at home and abroad.

French industry body ANIA has called proposed labels "simplistic"FRANCE: Industry hits out at plans for traffic light-style labels 26 June 2014

French food industry trade body ANIA has signalled its opposition to the Government's plans to introduce a 'nutritional' colour code on packaging.

"No sale process underway", Doux chairman Arnaud Marion saidFRANCE: Doux in partnership talks but not for sale 25 June 2014

French poultry firm Doux has been approached by several unidentified parties over possible partnerships but is not up for sale.

Jean Caby assets joins FTL cooked meats portfolio that includes Madrange brandFRANCE: Regulator gives FTL nod to purchase Jean Caby plants 25 June 2014

France's competition regulator has approved French food holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette's (FTL) plans to acquire two plants owned by loss-making cooked meats firm Jean Caby.

PAI is in acquisition talks with LabeyrieFRANCE: PE firm PAI in acquisition talks with Labeyrie Fine Foods 19 June 2014

Private-equity firm PAI Partners is in exclusive talks to acquire a 50% stake in the holding company of French food firm Labeyrie Fine Foods.

FRANCE: Cooperl launches non-antibiotic pork range 12 June 2014

France's leading pork processor Cooperl has launched a range of products made from pigs who have not been treated with antibiotics following the weaning period.

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