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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

Terrena sells Elivia stake to Dawn Meats 21 November 2014

French co-operative Terrena has agreed to relinquish a 49% in its beef and pork arm Elivia to Irish meat processor Dawn Meats.


Alain Glon's Altho eyes growth with capacity expansion 19 November 2014

French food group Alain Glon Holding plans to ramp up the capacity of its subsidiary, crisp maker Altho, to tap potential markets in Spain and Italy, a spokesperson told just-food.


Four have been charged in France in the horsemeat scandalFrench authorities charge four in horsemeat scandal 18 November 2014

A Paris district court has completed its investigation into last year's pan-European meat scandal which saw horse being passed off as beef, charging four men with fraudulent action.


Dagniaux claims it has lost orders since Danone launched DanioDanone hit with Danio lawsuit by French firm Dagniaux 14 November 2014

A clash over a brand name has seen small French ice-cream and frozen dessert maker Dagniaux take Danone to court.


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.


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