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Stuart Todd

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France introduced a soft drinks tax at the beginning of 2012France poised to update soft drinks tax 20 October 2017

French MPs have voted in favour of the introduction of a revised version of the soft drinks tax in the country.

Grands Chais de France ups German wine presence with Binderer St Ursula purchase 20 October 2017

Les Grands Chais de France has lined up the acquisition of German wine producer Binderer St Ursula.

Coca-Cola European Partners said the French jobs will go during the coming yearCoca-Cola European Partners culls 128 positions in France 19 October 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to shed 128 posts across its five bottling plants in France over the coming year.

France's winemakers reported a markedly lower harvest in 2017France records "historically low" wine harvest - figures 10 October 2017

France's wine harvest this year fell markedly on recent years, according to data released earlier this week.

Danone has invested EUR280m in Evian's site in eastern FranceDanone expands production at Evian site in France 14 September 2017

Danone has completed a capacity upgrade for Evian at the water brand’s production facility in the east of France.

Ilan Ouanounou will assume the newly-created role within Coca-Cola European PartnersCoca-Cola European Partners appoints VP of corporate strategy 12 September 2017

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has named Ilan Ouanounou to the newly-created post of VP of corporate strategy.

Exports of wines and spirits from France performed well in the first six months of 2017French wines, spirits exports jump in H1 2017 - figures 8 September 2017

Sales of French wines and spirits to exports rose by low double-digits in the first six months of 2017, according to figures released this week.

Vranken-Pommery Monopole and Castel announced plans to form the JV in 2013Vranken-Pommery Monopole ends rosé wine JV with Castel 31 July 2017

Champagne house Vranken-Pommery Monopole has withdrawn from a rosé wine joint venture, offloading its share to JV partner Castel. 

Vignoble de la Voie d’Héraclès will invest US$17m in the new wineryVignoble de la Voie d’Heracles invests US$17m in new production facilities 5 July 2017

France's leading organic wine producer, the Vignoble de la Voie d’Héraclès (VVH), is investing about EUR15m (US$17m) in the construction of a new winery.

Eckes-Granini has seen its juice sales rise in FranceStrong sales prompt sizeable production spend from Eckes Granini in France 23 June 2017

German juice producer Eckes-Granini has invested EUR20m (US$22.3m) in a new production line at its facility in neighbouring France.

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