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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

Agrial to expand cheese productionFrance's Agrial to double cheese-making capacity 19 October 2016

French co-operative Agrial, is to invest EUR135m in doubling the cheese-making capacity at a mozzarella plant in Herbignac.

France eyes leading role in proteins through state-industry partnership 17 October 2016

France is planning to invest EUR1bn over the next five years to become "a world leader" in the field of proteins.

LDC bids for Tilly-Sabco assetsLDC bids for Tilly-Sabco chicken sausages business 10 October 2016

LDC has submitted a bid for the sausage activities of embattled French poultry exporter, Tilly-Sabco Bretagne, which was placed under judicial administration earlier this summer.

Terrena sets out plans for poultry businessFrench co-op Terrena eyes exports in poultry push 4 October 2016

French co-operative Terrena, which earlier this year acquired poultry group Doux, has announced a three-year investment programme worth EUR150m for its expanded poultry division.

Lactalis strikes deal with farmers demanding more for milk they produceLactalis strikes agreement with farmers over milk prices 30 August 2016

Lactalis and unions representing French dairy farmers have reached an agreement on milk prices following the resumption of talks earlier today (30 August).

Lactalis targeted in milk price protests Lactalis to negotiate on milk price as protests continue 30 August 2016

French dairy giant Lactalis will resume negotiations with farmers' unions as protests over the price paid for raw milk continue. 

UK firm MS Foods was said in May to be set to buy majority control of Tilly-SabcoFrench poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco on the brink again 2 August 2016

Embattled French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne has been placed in administration for a period of six months in the hope of attracting a buyer, a company official confirmed to just-food.

Pierre Martinet targets expansion in SpainPierre Martinet eyes expansion in Spain 6 July 2016

French prepared salad specialist Pierre Martinet is eyeing expansion in Spain, with plans to grow the subsidiary it operates in the country. 

Merger creates Poult's Banketgroep buy "creates European leader" in private label biscuits 29 June 2016

French private-label biscuit maker Biscuit Poult has acquired Dutch counterpart Banketgroep in a move that the companies said has created "the European market leader in the private label biscuits segment."

Triskalia invests in vegetable and poultry processing 29 June 2016

French farming co-operative Triskalia is this year investing more than EUR20m (US$22.1m) in its vegetable and poultry processing activities.

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