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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

Watchdog said cartel involved 12 firmsFrench watchdog fines charcuterie firms amid price-fixing ruling 16 July 2020

France's competition authority has handed out fines to 12 firms in the charcuterie sector after ruling they took part in a price-fixing cartel. 

Move follows recent announcement on new factory in USFrench baker Cerelia in domestic capex project 24 June 2020

French bakery business Cérélia is investing again in capex, with a project to set up a new production and R&D centre.

Deal would include six manufacturing plantsFrench poultry firm LDC in negotiations to acquire peer Ronsard 28 May 2020

French poultry giant LDC has entered exclusive negotiations to acquire a local counterpart to head-off foreign competition.

Plant extension to create seven jobsMarie Morin expands desserts production in France 3 February 2020

France-based desserts maker Marie Morin is expanding production at its facility in Quessoy, Brittany, and adding new jobs.

Expects outcome of ham price-fixing probe soonFleury Michon issues profit warning over African swine fever  30 January 2020

France-based charcuterie firm Fleury Michon expects to book an annual loss due to the impact of the African swine fever outbreak. 

Plant to be built with EUR15m investmentEthiquable to build organic fair trade chocolate plant 6 January 2020

French fair trade co-operative Ethiquable plans to build a manufacturing facility in the south-west of the country.

France - price fixing scandalFruit puree processors in France fined for role in price-fixing cartel 19 December 2019

France's competition authority has fined major fruit purée producers for fixing prices and controlling market share.

Deal is still subject to clearance by authoritiesOcealia finalises deal for Menguy's parent Soficor 10 December 2019

French agri-food co-operative Océalia has completed a deal for aperitif snacks specialist Menguy's, subject to approval by the competition authority.

Latest expansion to create 500 jobsLe Duff to invest in new French plant for bakery unit Bridor 28 October 2019

France-based restaurant business Groupe Le Duff plans to invest in a new production plant in Brittany for bakery products.

Some EUR25m has been ploughed into the joint ventureFipso forms ham joint venture with Germany's Sauels 7 October 2019

France-based pork cooperative Fipso has formed a joint venture in its home market for ham products and plans to build a new facility.

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