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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
UK firm MS Foods is set to take majority control of French poultry exporter Tilly-Sabco Bretagne for the token amount of EUR1 (US$1.15).
Mondelez International is in exclusive talks over the potential sale of European chocolate brands including Carambar and Terry's to Eurazeo, the French investment company.
France's Agriculture Minister, Stephane Le Foll, is looking to a government bill focusing on transparency, tackling corruption and modernising business practices to get privately-held food firms like Lactalis and Bigard to publish their results.
Norac, the French food group, is planning to build its first production plant in the US as part of an international development strategy.
The European Commission has agreed in principle for France to test out labels indicating the origin of meat and milk in processed foods.
France's National Assembly has agreed to raise taxation on palm oil but, faced with protests from producing countries Indonesia and Malaysia, the amount is considerably smaller than the recommendation by the Senate, the country's upper house, earlier this year.
French food group Norac in talks with industry investor Groupe Galapagos to take majority control of French bakery Goûters Magiques.
French poultry group LDC has signed a contract to supply KFC's outlets in France.
Auchan has announced a partnership agreement with French dairy group the Laiterie Saint-Denis-de-l’Hôtel (LSDH) and a group of milk producers in central France, the Association de Producteurs de Lait du Bassin Centre (APLBC), in response to the crisis affecting the sector in the country.
French apéritif snacks specialist Paso-Traiteur, which supplies supermarket chains, is investing EUR7m in the construction of a second production plant in La Chapelle-Achard, in western France.
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