French dairy co-op 3A has confirmed that Henri-Jacques Buchet has decided to leave the business.

Reports in France claimed disagreement over how the co-op was run was behind Buchet's decision.

However, a spokesperson for 3A would only confirm Buchet's plan and declined to comment on the reasons for his departure.

Philippe Carré, director general of 3A's ice cream arm Boncolac, will be put forward as Buchet's replacement at the co-op's next meeting on Tuesday (12 June).