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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

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.


Bouvard has acquired a majority stake in Euro CakesBiscuits Bouvard takes majority stake in Euro Cakes 21 August 2015

French private-label biscuits specialist Biscuits Bouvard has announced it "has taken another step in its international development" with the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian firm, Euro Cakes from founder Livio Battistin.


All 1500 Lidl stores in France will be supplied with French milk and French beefFarmers claim victory over Lidl on French origin meat and milk 20 August 2015

Farmers in northern France are claiming victory over supermarket retailer Lidl in their stand over French origin meat and mik.


Cavac was wheat supplier to BiofournilCavac buys French organic bread firm Biofournil 12 August 2015

French food co-operative Groupe Cavac has announced the acquisition of local organic bread products specialist Biofournil.


ParisCooperl reacts to higher pork prices for French farmers 11 August 2015

France's leading pork processor, Cooperl, has announced it will no longer be purchasing at livestock auction and will depend entirely on supplies from its members in protest to current price levels.


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.


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