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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

UK firm MS Foods was said in May to be set to buy majority control of Tilly-SabcoFrench poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco on the brink again 2 August 2016

Embattled French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne has been placed in administration for a period of six months in the hope of attracting a buyer, a company official confirmed to just-food.

Pierre Martinet targets expansion in SpainPierre Martinet eyes expansion in Spain 6 July 2016

French prepared salad specialist Pierre Martinet is eyeing expansion in Spain, with plans to grow the subsidiary it operates in the country. 

Merger creates Poult's Banketgroep buy "creates European leader" in private label biscuits 29 June 2016

French private-label biscuit maker Biscuit Poult has acquired Dutch counterpart Banketgroep in a move that the companies said has created "the European market leader in the private label biscuits segment."

Triskalia invests in vegetable and poultry processing 29 June 2016

French farming co-operative Triskalia is this year investing more than EUR20m (US$22.1m) in its vegetable and poultry processing activities.

France's dairy sector one of the likely casualties of Brexit Brexit – How France's food market will be hit  28 June 2016

France's food industry body, ANIA (Association Nationale des Industries Alimentaires) expects the country's wine, dairy and bakery-pastry sectors are likely to be those most impacted by the UK voting to leave the European Union.

France's lower house this week dropped plans to up country's tax on palm oilFrance re-thinking taxes on food oils 23 June 2016

France is preparing to look again at taxes on food oils after a re-think of fiscal measures relating to the ingredients.

Lactalis boosts portfolio of PDO cheese in FranceLactalis buys French cheese firm Fromagerie E. Graindorge 10 June 2016

Lactalis has acquired Normandy cheesemaker Fromagerie E. Graindorge for an undisclosed sum.

French MPs and senators to meet next week for talksFrance palm oil tax hike hits obstacle 17 May 2016

The French Senate has rejected an amendment in a government bill on sustainable development to raise the country's tax on palm oil, a source at France's second legislative chamber has confirmed to just-food.

The launch of the chosen labels set to start in the first half of 2017France to trial four nutritional labelling codes this autumn 11 May 2016

France's Ministry of Health has announced that three-month trials will take place in selected supermarkets this autumn on four nutritional labelling codes.

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).

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