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'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
Fresh Del Monte Produce is to set up its first processing plant in France.
Cooperl, the French pork group, has set up a joint venture in China with local group New Hope Liuhe.
France-based poultry group LDC is investing EUR77m (US$80.4m) to upgrade its two major production plants in western France over the next three years.
Hershey has launched its products on the French market for the first time, the US chocolate group's local distributor, Mediascore Food, has confirmed to just-food.
The French state has signed off emergency aid of EUR70m to embattled French food industry holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette, the owner of brands including William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats.
French politicians will next week vote on plans to legislate for a part of the food served in state and public authority-run canteens and restaurants, notably schools, to be locally and organically produced from 2020.
The preliminary conclusions of an audit into the financial state of French food industry holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette have sent alarm bells ringing over the future of the William Saurin and Madrange owner.
Poult, the France-based private-label biscuit maker, has attracted investment from local fund CM-CIC Investissements.
French organic and gluten-free group ABCD Nutrition has attracted investment from agri-food industry investor Unigrains, which will be a minority shareholder in the business.
French bakery firm Maître Pierre is setting up a production plant to try to drive the continued growth of the business, particularly for exports, which generate 70% of sales.
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