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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

Carambar's Strasbourg plant took in EUR12m of the investmentCarambar & Co. completes plant centralisation after EUR35m investment 22 November 2018

Confectionery firm Carambar & Co. has completed an investment under a requirement of a deal to centralise its operations. 

Neuhauser could cut more jobsFrench bakery group Neuhauser in new redundancy programme 15 November 2018

A major French bakery group has announced a redundancy programme, triggered by what it calls "persisent economic difficulties".

French food-manufacturing body supports measuresFrench parliament passes law to better regulate food pricing 3 October 2018

Legislation regulating minimum prices on food products and limiting promotional sales by retailers has been passed by the French parliament.

Another project also underway at Landivisiau in Brittany Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon extends goat milk plant in south-west France 24 September 2018

French dairy firm Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon (SILL) is spending EUR9m to extend a plant in south-west France to cater to growing demand  for its goat's milk-based range of yogurts, cream cheeses, curds and desserts.

Chancerelle was founded in 1853 and is known for its Connétable brandFrench tinned fish specialist Chancerelle invests in second Morocco plant 19 September 2018

France-based tinned fish specialist Chancerelle, best known for its brand Connétable, is investing EUR4m (US$4.7m) in a second sardine processing plant in Morocco.

Babybel maker Bel is expanding production capacity in France.French dairy giant Bel extends production capacity for Mini Babybel cheese 10 September 2018

French dairy giant Bel Food Group is investing more than EUR27.8m (US$32.2m) to expand its Mini Babybel cheese wheel plant in Evron, western France, in response to increasing demand, particularly in international markets.

Synutra reportedly broke terms of contractDairy firm Les Maitres Laitiers du Cotentin suspends contract with Synutra 3 September 2018

France-based dairy cooperative Les Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin (MLC) has suspended supplies to Chinese infant formula manufacturer Synutra due to what it says were "non-respect" of terms under the contract.

CPK hopes to complete deal by end of yearCarambar & Co enters exclusive merger talks for confectionery counterpart Lutti 31 August 2018

France-based confectionery producer Carambar & Co. has entered exclusive talks with German group Katjes International over a possible merger with its Lutti brand.

Sodiaal - on the acquisition trail.Sodiaal confirms talks to buy part of Synutra infant-formula plant 29 August 2018

French dairy group Sodiaal is in discussions with Synutra to acquire part of the Chinese infant formula maker's activities at its production plant in Brittany.

Novandie, owns the Mamie Nova brand.Job losses as Novandie dairy division of France's Andros restructures 5 July 2018

Novandie, the dairy division of French group, Andros, whose products are marketed under the Mamie Nova brand, has announced a restructuring programme which will see  production capacity cut significantly at two of its plants with the loss of 131 jobs.

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