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Stuart Todd

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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.

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.

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