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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

Investigation into allegations was launched in 2012French yoghurt "cartel" set to hear probe verdict 26 February 2015

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 said consumption of milk - and breakfast cereals - under pressure in FranceLactalis to launch Lactel breakfast drink in France 12 February 2015

Lactalis will next month launch a breakfast drink, Milk'n Go, in France.

Florette parent Agrial and Lammefjords Grønt owner DLG to join forcesAgrial, DLG sign Scandinavia produce JV 9 February 2015

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.

Lactalis facing court action over price it pays for milkFrench dairy farmers to take Lactalis to court 15 January 2015

Five hundred French dairy farmers are to take Lactalis to court over the price they were paid last year for their milk.

Another French pork firm has requested to enter administrationMore upheaval in French pork processing sector 5 January 2015

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.

Marion says Doux can benefit from "colossal" demand in Middle EastThe just-food interview part two: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 16 December 2014

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.

Marion hinted there is room for another strategic investor at DouxThe just-food interview part one: Doux CEO Arnaud Marion 15 December 2014

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 & Sante opens plant in France 10 December 2014

Nutrition & Santé, the French dietary food specialist, has invested EUR21m in a production and packaging plant at its manufacturing centre in Revel, near Toulouse.

MS Foods acquires Tilly-Sabco 5 December 2014

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).

LDC adds to business in PolandLDC acquires Polish poultry firm Drop 28 November 2014

French poultry group LDC has acquired Polish firm Drop for an undisclosed sum.

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