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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

Talks did include own-label and discount drinking milk but all categories, processing trade body the FNPL said.French milk prices: no full deal reached yet 27 July 2015

A deal on increasing French milk prices remains some way off despite reports over the weekend, dairy processing industry trade body, the Fédération Nationale de'l’Industrie Laitière, has told just-food.

Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon Entreprises also set to open office in ChinaFrance's SILL eyes Asia baby milk demand with new site 21 July 2015

France's Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon Entreprises is investing EUR60m in powdered milk production at a new site in Brittany, as it seeks new outlets for products following the end of EU milk quotas.

E.Leclerc to fight appeals court decisionLeclerc to contest ruling on supplier payments 6 July 2015

French retailer E.Leclerc is to contest a decision by the Paris Appeal Court ordering it to reimburse EUR61.3m to 48 of its suppliers.

Cooperl has been fined EUR150,000 for knowingly selling contaminated meatCooperl fined EUR150,000 in contaminated meat case 6 July 2015

France's leading pork processor Cooperl has been handed a fine of EUR150,000 for knowingly selling around 2,000 tonnes of meat contaminated with salmonella between 2010 and 2012.

The co-ops have struck dealFrench co-ops Eurial, Agrial strike dairy deal 2 July 2015

The dairy merger between French co-operatives, Eurial and Agrial, which was put on hold this year, has been finalised with the signing of a protocol agreement.

Dominique Barrau, secretary general of French farmers union FNSEA, addresses farmers blockading French beef plantBeef price deal sees French slaughterhouse block lifted 18 June 2015

The president of French farmers union the FNSEA has announced the lifting of the blockades of around 20 slaughterhouses, following an agreement with meat processing firms and retailers on increasing beef prices yesterday evening.

Nutella maker Ferrero "defending intellectual property"Ferrero takes small French spread maker to court 18 June 2015

Ferrero has taken a small French company, Noiseraie Productions, to court over one of its products, Nuté+, an organic palm oil-free chocolate spread, claiming its name contravenes fair competition.

French government minister took aim at NutellaFrench environment minister launches Nutella attack 17 June 2015

France's environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has appealed to consumers to stop eating Nutella to help protect the Earth's eco-systems.

Dominique Barrau, secretary general of French farmers union FNSEA, addresses farmers blockading French beef plantMore French beef plants hit by farmer blockades 16 June 2015

The number of slaughterhouses across France blocked by several hundreds of protesting beef farmers increased to 17 today (16 June) ahead of talks with the Ministry of Agriculture tomorrow.

Cerealia owner set for sale talks 22 May 2015

Alphabeta 4, a company indirectly controlled by Norway-based private-equity firm IK Investment Partners, is poised to start talks with Sagard Private Equity Partners to buy French chilled dough business Cérélia.

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