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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

Offer submitted for William Saurin Ex-Doux chief spearheads US investor's bid for William Saurin from Financiere Turenne Lafayette 18 May 2017

Business rescue specialist Arnaud Marion, who was largely responsible for the turnaround of major French poultry firm Doux, is spearheading a bid by New York-based investor Sandton Capital Partners to acquire French ready meals brand William Saurin from embattled food holdings group, Financière Turenne Lafayette (FTL).

Italian yogurt maker Bonta Vita set for new ownerAgrial to buy Italian dairy firm Bonta Viva from Senoble 27 April 2017

Agrial is poised to buy Italian dairy firm Bontà Viva from fellow French group Senoble.

Idea Quick's products including mini puff pizzaSfoglia Torino buys Italian pastry products peer Idea Quick 21 April 2017

Sfoglia Torino has taken a further step in its strategy to consolidate Italy's frozen puff pastry sector with the 100% acquisition of counterpart Idea Quick.

FTL portfolio includes Madrange hamCooperl eyes Financiere Turenne Lafayette's charcuterie 20 April 2017

French pork processor Cooperl Arc Atlantique is a candidate for the charcuterie and cooked meats business of embattled food industry holdings group Financière Turenne Lafayette.

Halieutis range takes in breaded productsNissui's Cite Marine in talks to buy French fish peer Halieutis Fish & Co. 20 April 2017

Cité Marine, which specialises in private-label, breadcrumb-coated fish products, is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Brittany-based counterpart, Halieutis Fish & Co.

New French guidelines recommended limiting consumption of red meatFrance dietary guidelines updated 31 March 2017

France’s public health think tank, the Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique, has recommended limiting consumption of red meat in an update to the country's official dietary advice.

France selects label after three months of trialsFrance chooses voluntary nutrition label Nutri-score 16 March 2017

France has chosen nutritional labels based on five colours following three-month trials in supermarkets of four different systems, the country's Ministry of Health has announced.

Lea Nature investing in range of productsFrench organic firm Lea Nature to invest in production 16 March 2017

French organic food specialist Léa Nature is to invest close to EUR30m over the next two years in its plants following strong growth in its business.

Terrena launches brands, revamps Père DoduTerrena unveils brands in "major shift in strategy" 24 February 2017

French cooperative Terrena has announced what it describes as "a major shift in strategy" with the development of its own brands and a makeover of the Père Dodu poultry brand acquired from Doux in 2016.

France has been testing different nutrition labelsFrench food agency questions efficacy of nutritional labels 16 February 2017

French state food safety agency ANSES has questioned the effectiveness of four sets of nutrition labels tested in the country.

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