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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

French co-op Laita nearing launch of branded products in ChinaLaita set to launch dairy products in China 28 October 2014

French dairy brand Paysan Breton, which is owned by Brittany co-operative Laïta, is planning to launch a selection of its products in China under the Bai Shang name.


Senoble is to pull out of its joint venture SenagralSenoble to pull out of Senagral joint venture 21 October 2014

Dairy group Senoble is poised to relinquish a 49% stake in Senagral, a joint venture with Agrial, leaving the French co-operative as the sole shareholder.


France rolls out plans for nutrition labels 20 October 2014

France has formally announced plans for voluntary nutrition labels on food, including proposals for manufacturers to have the option of using traffic-light labels.


Intermarche has upped number of workers it plans to retainIntermarche bid for pork supplier Gad gets court OK 17 October 2014

A French court has approved Intermarché's takeover offer for local pork processor Gad's plant in Brittany.


Terrena has closed a plant in western FranceTerrena to close poultry plant in France, 165 jobs axed 10 October 2014

Gastronome, the poultry processing arm of French agri-food co-operative, Terrena, has announced plans to close its plant in Luche-Pringe, in western France.


Tilly-Sabco is able to continue trading for two months as it tries to find a buyer following its liquidationTilly-Sabco wins two-month reprieve as court orders liquidation 30 September 2014

A French court today (30 September) ordered the liquidation of embattled French poultry exporter, Tilly-Sabco, with the proviso that it be allowed to continue trading in the hope of finding a buyer.


AgrialFrench co-operative Agrial eyes dairy, vegetables expansion 26 September 2014

French co-operative Agrial has confirmed it has secured EUR50m (US$63.7m) in fresh capital from agri-food industry investor Unigrains and bank Crédit Agricole to fund projects in dairy and vegetables.


TUF described MerAlliance as "leading smoked salmon in Europe"FRANCE: Thai Union to buy MerAlliance 4 September 2014

Thai Union Frozen Products (TUF) is to buy French smoked salmon producer MerAlliance.


Eurial has announced a new CEOFRANCE: Eurial appoints Athimon as new CEO 3 September 2014

French dairy co-operative Eurial has appointed Olivier Athimon as its new CEO.


FRANCE: Intermarche cools talk of imminent Gad bid 22 August 2014

French supermarket chain Intermarché has cooled claims a bid for Gad, one of France's leading pork processors, is imminent.


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