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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

Cooperl CEO warns factories could shut if fine paidCooperl warns plants would close if cartel fine stands 22 October 2020

Cooperl, the France-based pork-processing major, has issued a warning about the possible fate of parts of its production network.

Cooperl generated EUR29m in profits last yearCooperl warns of bankruptcy risk, challenges cartel fine 19 October 2020

French pork major Cooperl Arc Atlantique has warned it faces bankruptcy if forced to pay a fine for fixing charcuterie prices.

Ferrero is investing EUR42mFerrero to invest in Nutella plants in France 30 September 2020

Italian confectionery group Ferrero is investing in a European spreads plant, including a new logistics centre.

KG Group seeking to cater to increased demand in UKKG Group invests in new noodles plant in Lithuania to support European demand 9 September 2020

KG Group, an agri-food business in Lithuania, has invested in a new plant in the country for the production of instant noodles.

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.

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