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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 launches brands, revamps Père DoduTerrena unveils brands in "major shift in strategy" 24 February 2017

French cooperative Terrena has announced what it describes as "a major shift in strategy" with the development of its own brands and a makeover of the Père Dodu poultry brand acquired from Doux in 2016.

France has been testing different nutrition labelsFrench food agency questions efficacy of nutritional labels 16 February 2017

French state food safety agency ANSES has questioned the effectiveness of four sets of nutrition labels tested in the country.

Nestle worked on new recipe for five yearsNestle launches cooked ham in France without E250 food additive 3 February 2017

Nestle has said it is "revolutionising" France's charcuterie market with the launch of what it claims is the first sodium nitrite-free cooked ham as part of an on-going drive for fewer additives in its products.

Loc Maria moves into chocolate with Mademoiselle de Margaux buyFrance's Loc Maria Biscuits buys chocolate maker Mademoiselle de Margaux 31 January 2017

France's Loc Maria Biscuits has snapped up Bordeaux chocolate maker Mademoiselle de Margaux from owner Savencia Gourmet for an undisclosed sum.

The plant in Normandy makes Nutella and Kinder BuenoFerrero invests in French production 30 January 2017

Ferrero has unveiled plans to extend and modernise a Nutella production plant in France.

Sodiaal sells private-label yogurt arm to MLCMaitres Laitiers du Cotentin to buy Sodiaal-owned Yeo Frais 27 January 2017

French dairy co-operative Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin has announced the acquisition of Sodiaal-owned Yéo Frais, subject to regulatory approval.

French agri-food group Agrial agrees deal to buy Brittany firm BrientAgrial to buy France charcuterie firm Brient 23 January 2017

French food co-operative Agrial is planning to buy Brittany charcuterie firm Brient, subject to regulatory approval.

French bakery group Neuhauser to cut jobsFrench bakery group Neuhauser to cut jobs 20 January 2017

France-based bakery group Neuhauser has announced a programme of job cuts in a bid to boost its earnings.

William Saurin owner FTL received state aid last monthNew owner sought for France's Financiere Turenne Lafayette 20 January 2017

A pool of banks led by Rothschild has been commissioned to find a new owner for the embattled French food industry holdings group, Financière Turenne Lafayette, the owner of brands including William Saurin ready meals and Madrange meats, a source told just-food today.

Fresh Del Monte receives planning permission for new site in FranceFresh Del Monte Produce to set up factory in France 17 January 2017

Fresh Del Monte Produce is to set up its first processing plant in France.

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