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Stuart Todd

Articles by Stuart Todd

Heineken said it is experiencing NETHERLANDS: Heineken, Bavaria hit by Port of Rotterdam congestion 19 August 2014

Dutch brewers, Heineken and Bavaria, are continuing to see their export traffic delayed as a result of congestion issues at Europe's largest port, the Port of Rotterdam.


FRANCE: Borie Casteja Animation Participations buys stake in Maehler-Besse 4 August 2014

Borie Casteja Animation Participations (BCAP) has joined the big league of Bordeaux traders in acquiring a majority stake in its counterpart, Mähler-Besse.


FRANCE: Belvédère chairman to step down 30 July 2014

The chairman of French drinks group Belvédère has announced his resignation, citing "personal reasons".


EUROPE: PepsiCo appoints Western Europe, South Africa GM for Tropicana 29 July 2014

PepsiCo has appointed Bruno Thévenin to the newly-created post of general manager of Western Europe & South Africa (WESA) for its Tropicana fruit juice brand.


ETHIOPIA: Castel launches inaugural Ethiopian wine 24 July 2014

Castel has launched the inaugural vintage of its Ethiopian wine range with 2014 production estimated at 1.2m bottles.


FRANCE: Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte appoints new CEO 24 July 2014

Centre Vinicole - Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has promoted Julie Campos to the post of CEO.


The row had rumbled on for over two months FRANCE: Casino ends pricing spat with Coca-Cola Enterprises 18 July 2014

Coca Cola Enterprises' full range of drinks is returning to French supermarket chain Casino's stores after a pricing spat which has lasted more than two months.


Product Launch - FRANCE: Leclerc's Frucci Marque Repere 14 July 2014

Leclerc has become the first retailer in France to launch a CSD concentrate, which has been designed not to require a carbonation machine.


FRANCE: Languedoc vineyards take EUR80m hit from hailstorm 10 July 2014

The cost of hailstorm damage to vineyards in the Languedoc region of southern France, in terms of lost production, could total EUR80m (US$108.9m), according to trade body sources.


FRANCE: Hailstorm hammers Burgundy for EUR75m 3 July 2014

A hail storm has devastated over 3,000 hectares of vineyards in Burgundy, stretching from Nuits-Saint-Georges to Maçon.


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