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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

France brought in new rules this year to protect farmersFrench food producers disappointed by negotiations with retailers 6 March 2019

France's food manufacturing association is disappointed by the annual commercial negotiations with retailers.

Nutri-Score also being used by certain companies in other European countriesFrance makes push on Nutri-Score - but companies can still avoid use 25 February 2019

France has sought to increase food manufacturers' use of Nutri-Score labels - but companies can swerve the new rules.

France's food manufacturers have praised new rulesFrance sets out timetable for new food pricing laws 17 December 2018

France has signed off plans to implement legislation that will change how food products are priced and promoted.

Mars last invested EUR40m in the plant in 2012Mars ploughs more investment into M&M's plant in France 12 December 2018

US-based confectionery giant Mars is ploughing more investment into a manufacturing plant in eastern France. 

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

Société Industrielle Laitière du Léon (SILL) is to extend a plant in France to meet 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.

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