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Stuart Todd

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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.

Burgundy producers have seen export volumes slip FRANCE: Shortage of Burgundy contributes to exports dip 18 September 2014

Burgundy growers suffered a 12% slump in export volumes in the first seven months of this year, latest figures show.

EUROPE: Bacardi-Martini appoints Southern Europe chief 11 September 2014

Bacardi-Martini has created the position of CEO for Southern Europe.

Cognac exports are suffering from ChinaFRANCE: Wine, spirits exports slip 7% in H1 - figures 9 September 2014

Export sales of French wine and spirits fell by 7.3% in the first half of this year, according to latest figures.

FRANCE: Burgundy producer Domaine Chanzy to float on LSE 27 August 2014

Burgundy wine producer Domaine Chanzy has confirmed it is planning to float between 20% and 30% of its capital on the London Stock Exchange by the end of year.

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.

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