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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

Poulina, Casa Grains to build north Africa abbatoirs 8 December 2016

Tunisia-based poultry company Poulina Group and Moroccan meat processor Casa Grains are to expand their production operations in their domestic markets.

Financière Turenne Lafayette owns brands including GarbitFinanciere Turenne Lafayette shareholder Monique Piffaut dies 5 December 2016

French food holding group Financière Turenne Lafayette has announced the death of its president and sole shareholder, Monique Piffaut, at the age of 78.

Fléchard investing in production cream cheese and UHT creamFrench dairy Flechard eyes export growth 1 December 2016

French dairy Fléchard is investing EUR5m in increasing capacity at its site in La Chapelle d’Andaine, in western France, in anticipation of export growth, notably in Asia.

Celtigel launches branded ready-meals line in FranceFrench own-label firm Celtigel launches ready meals brand 28 November 2016

French private-label frozen ready meals maker Celtigel is to launch its own branded range.

Tilly-Sabco subject of four takeover bidsFour bidders for Tilly-Sabco told to improve offers 22 November 2016

The court handling the potential sale of Tilly-Sabco Bretagne wants the four companies that have submitted takeover bids for the embattled French poultry exporter to improve their offers.

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).

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