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Stuart Todd

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France's Provence region suffered a poor wine grape harvest last yearTrade body plays down prospect of Provence rosé shortage 23 May 2018

The trade organisation for France's Provence wine region has moved to calm concerns that there will a shortage of rosé from the region this year.

Coca-Cola European Partners operates five sites in FranceCoca-Cola European Partners ups French focus with logistics spend 6 April 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners has announced plans to invest almost EUR7m (US$8.6m) in a new logistics platform in the south of France.

PepsiCo is hoping to find a buyer for the Tropicana facility in northern FrancePepsiCo to cease production of Tropicana in France 5 April 2018

Declining sales in France have prompted PepsiCo to line up the sale of the sole French plant for its Tropicana fruit juice brand.

Bordeaux's wine harvest last year was markedly downExpect Bordeaux wine price rises as volumes fall propped by reserves - CIVB 19 March 2018

The Bordeaux wine trade will be obliged to make a significant dip into its stocks and reserves this year, the region's trade association has warned, in order to cushion the effect of the smallest harvest in 27 years.

France's beer market has posted growth in the last four consecutive yearsFrench beer market growth prompts further Carlsberg spend on Brasseries Kronenbourg brewery 16 March 2018

Carlsberg is readying a modernisation programme at its Kronenbourg brewery in France, three years after the group invested in adapting the site's operations to handle other SKUs.

French authorities uncover massive AOC Côtes du Rhone wine fraud 16 March 2018

An investigation has uncovered a scam on an industrial scale in France's Rhône Valley, involving a major regional bulk wine-maker and trader.

Heineken has three breweries in FranceHeineken to spend US$25m on French production footprint 22 February 2018

Heineken has confirmed plans to invest EUR20m (US$24.6m) at its three French breweries this year, a move that will lead to the creation of 50 jobs.

France's wine and spirits producers enjoyed another record year in 2017French wine and spirits exports hit yet another high in 2017 - figures 21 February 2018

Wine and spirits exports from France registered their third consecutive record year in 2017, according to data released last week.

Cognac exports continue to new heights in 2017 - figures 18 January 2018

Cognac shipments in 2017 reached record levels for the third consecutive year, in both volume and value terms, according to the figures released this week..

Only three Bordeaux wines in the study were found to be free of all chemicalsBordeaux wines contain three times fewer pesticides than in 2013 - research 3 January 2018

Pesticide levels in wines from the French region of Bordeaux have decreased markedly, according to a recent study in the country.

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