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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

Ferrero insisted Nutella supplies were maintained during strikeNutella factory strike has ended, Ferrero announces 5 June 2019

A strike by workers at the world's biggest Nutella production plant ended earlier today, according to Italian confectionery giant Ferrero.

Plant accounts for quarter of Nutella productionFerrero threatens striking Nutella plant workers with heavy fines 3 June 2019

Ferrero is taking a tough line with striking workers at a Nutella production plant in France, who have staged a protest for the past week over wages and working conditions.

Ronsard investing in productionTriskalia poultry arm Ronsard invests in production 31 May 2019

Ronsard, the poultry arm of French food co-operative Triskalia, has presented plans to invest in production.

Saint Jean is also eyeing export markets in Germany, ChinaFrance's Saint Jean to invest EUR48m in new fresh pasta plant 30 May 2019

French food firm Saint Jean is to invest in a new plant on an existing site in the south of the country to make fresh pasta.

Crisp maker Sibell gets new ownerMarbour Foods eyes production boost for new asset Sibell 23 May 2019

Marbour Foods has acquired France-based crisp maker Sibell, which had been under judicial administration since February.

Terrena - investment plans unveiledFrance's Terrena to invest heavily in modernising poultry facilities  30 April 2019

French food co-operative Terrena is embarking on an investment programme totalling "several tens of millions of euros".

Financial terms were not disclosedD'Aucy acquires fresh fruit and vegetables supplier La Fraicherie 2 April 2019

France-based co-operative Groupe d'Aucy has acquired a fresh fruit and vegetables supplier for an undisclosed sum.

Ardo will invest the money over five yearsArdo invests in France plant to up production volumes 27 March 2019

Belgian frozen food specialist Ardo Group is investing in a vegetable site in France as it seeks to double capacity.

Delifrance has invested EUR30m in the new lineDelifrance adds fourth production line at pastry plant in France 26 March 2019

Délifrance, a bakery products supplier to foodservice outlets and retailers, has added a fourth production line at a plant in France.

Pierre Martinet is targeting expansion into SpainPierre Martinet sells stake to investment firms Sofiproteol, Agro Invest 25 March 2019

France-based salads maker Pierre Martinet has sold a minority stake to two investors specialising in the food industry. 

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