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Stuart Todd

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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.

InVivo lines up Baarsma Wine Group purchase 23 May 2017

The wine unit of French agricultural co-operative InVivo has announced the acquisition of Netherlands-based Baarsma Wine Group.

Castel Frères' Grain d'Envie alcohol-free wine range comprises two varietalsCastel Frères’ Grain d’Envie alcohol-free wine range - Product Launch 7 April 2017

French drinks group Castel Frères will this summer launch a brace of alcohol-free wines via its subsidiary company, Société des Vins de France.

Champagne sales to the UK were hit in 2016 by the weak poundChampagne turns in second-highest year for value sales, despite volume dip - figures 20 March 2017

Sales of Champagne in 2016 hit their second-highest level in value terms, although currency fluctuations related to the UK referendum hampered the year for the segment’s biggest market.

Carlsberg's Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc Sans Alcool - Product Launch 27 February 2017

Carlsberg-owned French brewer Brasseries Kronenbourg has announced the launch an "alcohol-free" version of its 1664 Blanc brand.

France's wine and spirits companies had a bumper 2016Cognac drives French wines and spirits to another export record - figures 10 February 2017

France’s wine and spirits exports registered a second consecutive record year in 2016, according to data released this week.

Heineken will see capacity at one of its three French breweries rise markedlyHeineken to plough US$10m into French brewery 2 February 2017

Heineken has confirmed plans to spend EUR9.3m (US$10m) on one of its three breweries in France.

The Cognac sector enjoyed a record year in 2016China "normalisation" and strong US boost Cognac exports to new highs - figures 16 January 2017

The Cognac industry set new export records last year for both volumes and value, according to recently-released figures.

Bordeaux is set to post a healthy wine harvest for 2016Bordeaux braced for biggest wine harvest since 2009 23 December 2016

Hit by a succession of small wine harvests in recent years, Bordeaux's 2016 crop is set to be the biggest since 2009, easing pressure on the region’s stocks considerably.

CMA CGM will handle the logistics side of the French bottled water JVShipping group CMA CGM targets China with French bottled water JV 22 December 2016

French maritime shipping giant CMA CGM is moving into the bottled water market with the creation of a joint-venture company in partnership with the Société des Eaux Minérales d’Ogeu.

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