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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

Gouters Magiques brands include Le Ster Le PatissierNorac in talks to buy French bakery group Gouters Magiques from Galapagos 9 February 2016

French food group Norac in talks with industry investor Groupe Galapagos to take majority control of French bakery Goûters Magiques.

LDC to supply poultry to KFC French outletsLDC secures poultry contract for KFC in France 3 February 2016

French poultry group LDC has signed a contract to supply KFC's outlets in France.

Agreement includes environmental considerationsAuchan strikes milk "partnership" with Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel 28 January 2016

Auchan has announced a partnership agreement with French dairy group the Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel (LSDH) and a group of milk producers in central France, the Association de Producteurs de Lait du Bassin Centre (APLBC), in response to the crisis affecting the sector in the country.

Paso-Traiteur is investing in an additional sitePaso invests in new site, eyes UAE and Japan exports 21 January 2016

French apéritif snacks specialist  Paso-Traiteur, which supplies supermarket chains, is investing EUR7m in the construction of a second production plant in La Chapelle-Achard, in western France.

Hafner and Patiprestige to mergeFrance's Hafner, Patiprestige announce merger 13 January 2016

French ready-to-fill pastry maker Hafner and local fresh cake maker Patiprestige have announced a merger.

Loc Maria also considering subsidiary in AsiaLoc Maria eyes international growth with biscuit facility 23 December 2015

French biscuit maker Loc Maria Biscuits is eyeing international growth with the opening of a new production plant next month.

Cooperl planning to add to production in FranceFrench pork group Cooperl plans new plant 25 November 2015

Cooperl, the French pork products group, is planning to build another production plant in Brittany.

Jean Caby to replace existing plantJean Caby to set up new plant 25 November 2015

French cooked meats firm Jean Caby is to invest around EUR25m in a production plant.

New temporary owner for French poultry firm Tilly-Sabco 18 November 2015

The Chamber of Commerce (CCI) in the French town of Morlaix has taken temporary control of poultry exporter, Tilly-Sabco Bretagne, which was saved from liquidation at the end of last year.

Investment could see Aqualande's production capacity doubledLabeyrie Fine Foods to buy half of trout supplier Aqualande 16 November 2015

Labeyrie Fine Foods is to take a 50% stake in French smoked trout specialist Aqualande for an undisclosed sum.

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