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Stuart Todd

Articles by Stuart Todd

La Martiniquaise parent firm buys on-line wine trader 10 December 2014

The Compagnie Financière Européenne de Prises de Participation (COFEPP), which owns French spirits group La Martiniquaise, has extended its footprint in the wine retail segment with the acquisition of Wineandco.com for an undisclosed sum.

Les Domaines Paul Mas extends Languedoc vineyards 27 November 2014

Les Domaines Paul Mas has added a further 16 hectares of vineyards to its portfolio, through the extension of the production area at its Château Crès Ricards in Languedoc to 42 hectares.

Monin to invest EUR30m in doubling capacity 24 November 2014

French syrup maker Monin has confirmed plans to invest EUR30m (US$37.2m) in doubling its production capacity, in response to strong international sales growth.

CCE has announced details of more investment in France Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals EUR30m spend in France 17 November 2014

Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) is investing EUR30m in a new canning line at one of its production plants in France.

Bumper Provence harvest to relieve supply pressure 31 October 2014

The 2014 harvest in France's Provence wine-growing region will see a rise of around 11% on last year, relieving supply pressures in serving strong domestic and export markets, according to a trade body.

The Waters units at Nestle has detailed plans for job cuts Nestlé Waters to cut 60 jobs at Vittel-Contrexville site 21 October 2014

Nestlé's Waters unit is planning to axe 60 jobs at its production plant complex at Vittel-Contrexville, in eastern France.

Lactel Sporteus Product Launch - Lactalis' Lactel Sportéus 20 October 2014

Lactalis, the French dairy group, has launched a sports drink variant of its milk brand Lactel for post-exercise occasions.

French soft drinks producers pledge to cut sugar content 9 October 2014

Soft drinks producers in France have agreed to reduce sugar content in beverages by 5% in 2015.

Diana Holding eyes control of Belvédère 8 October 2014

Diana Holding, a group whose business spans food processing and winemaking, has said it may look to take control of French drinks group Belvédère.

The tax on energy drinks has been deemed discriminatory FRANCE: Energy drinks tax ruled discriminatory 22 September 2014

A tax on energy drinks in France has fallen foul of the country's Constitutional Council for a second time, but could be introduced in another form.

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