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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

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.

LDC's partly-owned French pork, turkey plant to close in Brittany 3 October 2017

A French pork and turkey production plant partly-owned by Société Bretonne de Volaille (SBV), a subsidiary of French poultry group LDC, is set to close in March as it is no longer economically viable.

Doux - aiming to transform the business.Doux plans strategy "transformation" amid losses 14 September 2017

French poultry group Doux has unveiled plans aimed at transforming its business strategy amid "increased economic difficulties," largely the result of fierce competition.

France agri-food fund Unigrains will hold stake in Cookie CreationsFrance-based biscuit maker Galapagos takes stake in Cookie Creations 17 August 2017

France-based food group Galapagos has expanded its portfolio of sweet snacks with the acquisition of a 42.5% stake in fresh and frozen cookie and brownie producer Cookie Créations.

Review was Macron campaign pledgeFrance kicks off major farm-to-fork review of food sector 20 July 2017

A major series of debates focusing on a farm-to-fork review of France's food sector was officially opened in Paris earlier today by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe.

Cobral products include tarte tatinFrance's D'Aucy sells pastry, snacks unit Cobral 7 July 2017

D'Aucy, part of French agri-food co-operative Cecab and best known for its canned vegetables brand, has announced the sale of its puff pastries, ready-to-bake pastry and snack-making subsidiary, Cobral, to local bakery group, Les Fromentiers de France.

French organic firm Karine & Jeff to double productionFrench organic firm Karine & Jeff to boost production capacity 21 June 2017

French organic ready meals specialist Karine & Jeff is investing EUR2m in doubling production capacity in response to business growth, in particular, for exports.

Popcorn maker Natais looking to grow further in Russia, Middle East, AsiaFrench popcorn firm Natais eyes growth in emerging markets 14 June 2017

French popcorn maker Nataïs, eyeing a significant increase in its export business this year, is looking to ramp up its presence in emerging markets.

New plant will initially make briocheNorac's La Boulangere to build seventh plant 6 June 2017

Industrial bakery firm La Boulangère and Co., a subsidiary of French food group Norac, is investing EUR30m in the construction of its seventh production plant.

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