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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

Triskalia is the bigger of the two co-ops in terms of turnoverFrench co-ops Triskalia, D'Aucy join forces in bid for EUR5bn turnover 12 December 2017

French food cooperatives Triskalia and D'Aucy have announced plans to join forces with the aim of increasing their combined turnover from EUR3.1bn (US$3.63bn) to EUR5bn by 2025.


Plan will be supported by EUR230m investmentFrench dairy co-operative Sodiaal unveils strategic plan 8 December 2017

Sodiaal has unveiled a strategic plan in which the France-based dairy cooperative aims to boost profitability and rank among the top five European groups by 2025.


Jean Caby - facing financial difficulties, a source suggests,French meat specialist Jean Caby 'under judicial administration' 7 December 2017

French cooked meats specialist Jean Caby has been placed under judicial administration for the next six months by a commercial court in northern France, it is understood.


Charles & Alice - upping production.France's Charles & Alice to increase production capacity by 40% 28 November 2017

French desserts manufacturer Charles & Alice, has increased the capacity of its production plant in Allex, in south-east France, by 40%.


Plans to subcontract some productionDoux to invest EUR100m in taking French production 'upmarket' 27 November 2017

Loss-making French poultry group Doux is looking to forge partnerships with industrial groups and financial investors as it embarks on a EUR100m investment programme over the next four years focused on the modernisation of its production plants as part of a strategy to take its offering upmarket.


Observers highlighted charter not binding in lawFrench food sector signs charter for "fairer" future 16 November 2017

Farm co-operatives, industrial groups, retailers and trade bodies in France have signed a state-brokered charter pledging their commitment to a food sector that is more sustainable, equitable and safer.


Tallec specialises in hams and terrinesFrance's Agrial poised to acquire fellow charcuterie maker Tallec 15 November 2017

France's Agrial is poised to make its second acquisition in charcuterie this year with the purchase of Brittany-based family firm Tallec.


LSDH names new bossFrance's LSDH appoints Franck Malinowski as new MD 13 November 2017

French dairy, juice and soup maker Laiterie de Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel (LSDH) has appointed Franck Malinowski as group managing director to oversee an "ambitious investment plan".


Financial details not disclosedSavencia Fromage & Dairy takes majority stake in Russian cheesemaker Belebey 18 October 2017

France's Savencia Fromage & Dairy has taken a majority stake in Russian cheese maker OAO Belebey, a subsidiary of the Neral Group.


Macron planning legislation for early in 2018Emmanuel Macron plans to change France's food pricing system 13 October 2017

France's President, Emmanuel Macron, has set out plans to radically change the country's food pricing system as part of an ambitious farm-to-fork reform programme for the sector.


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