just-food authors and correspondents
'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's competition regulator, the Autorité de la Concurrence, will render its decision in weeks on an 2012 investigation into an alleged price-fixing cartel among a number of yoghurt producers.
Lactalis will next month launch a breakfast drink, Milk'n Go, in France.
French agri-food cooperative Agrial and Danish counterpart The DLG Group have announced a tie-up between their respective subsidiaries, Florette and Lammefjords Grønt, in the market for fresh convenience greens.
Five hundred French dairy farmers are to take Lactalis to court over the price they were paid last year for their milk.
French pork processor Abattoirs Industriels de la Manche is expected to file a request to be placed under judicial administration, further highlighting the challenging conditions in the sector.
In the second part of a two-part interview with just-food, Groupe Doux CEO Arnaud Marion highlights the move to a new business model, away from one heavily-dependent on EU subsidies, the company's efforts to diversify the business and the outlook for the French poultry processor.
French poultry supplier Groupe Doux is a company looking to the future after a challenging recent past. From June 2012, Doux spent 18 months in administration after pressure from raw material costs and a failed foray into Brazil. In the a two-part interview, Stuart Todd speaks to Doux CEO Arnaud Marion, the turnaround specialist hired by the administrators and who has stayed on to lead the business into what he hopes is sustained recovery.
Nutrition & Santé, the French dietary food specialist, has invested EUR21m in a production and packaging plant at its manufacturing centre in Revel, near Toulouse.
The UK's MS Foods is to acquire embattled French poultry exporter, Tilly Sabco, following a ruling by the Brest Tribunal de Commerce earlier today (5 December).
French poultry group LDC has acquired Polish firm Drop for an undisclosed sum.
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