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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

Nutrition & Santé owned by Japanese group OtsukaNutrition & Sante to buy Spain's Bicentury 8 October 2015

Nutrition & Santé, the French dietary food specialist, has announced the acquisition of Spanish counterpart, Bicentury, having reached an agreement with the company's parent, Agrolimen.

Savencia sells stake in German organic dairySavencia Fromage & Dairy sells stake in Germany's Andechser 8 October 2015

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, formerly Bongrain, has sold its minority stake in German organic dairy Andechser Molkerei Scheitz to comply with a ruling from the country's competition regulator.

St Mamet claims to account for 40% of FranceSt Mamet sold to PE firm Florac 2 October 2015

French private-equity firm Florac has purchased tinned fruit maker St Mamet from a group of Italian co-operatives, Conserve Italia.

FranceCompote manufacturers raided by French competition regulator 24 September 2015

Officials from France's competition regulator have carried out dawn raids at companies "suspected of having implemented anti-competitive practices in the sector of processed fruits packaged in pots and pouches".

MLC enters infant formula sector with Synutra supply dealFrench dairy Les Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin to build plant to supply China's Synutra 24 September 2015

Les Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin (MLC) has signed a contract to supply Chinese infant formula firm Synutra International that will see the French dairy build a production plant in Normandy.

Cerelia has acquired BioderijFrance's Cérélia acquires crepe maker Bioderij 22 September 2015

French chilled dough business Cérélia has acquired Dutch firm, Bioderij, which it describes as "the European leader in ready-to-eat crêpes and pancakes", for an undisclosed amount.

Fleury Michon has launched a non-GM and antibiotic free rangeFleury Michon launches non-GM, antibiotic free range 21 September 2015

Fleury Michon has unveiled a new range of non-GM and antibiotic-free charcuterie products under the J’aime brand name.

France to study possible impact on competition of NestleDavigel sale referred to France's competition watchdog 10 September 2015

The European Commission has asked France's competition authority to review Nestle's planned sale of foodservice business Davigel to Bain Capital, the private-equity owner of Brakes.

Entremont has entered FranceCheese maker Entremont moves into frozen food 3 September 2015

Sodiaal-owned cheese business Entremont has announced it is moving into France's frozen food sector.

France looking at how to highlight nutrients on labelsFrench health body calls for five-colour nutrition labels 27 August 2015

The state body advising France's government on public health policy has backed the introduction of nutrition labels with five colours.

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