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Stuart Todd

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Boisset Family Estates takes majority control of Henri Maire 25 February 2015

Boisset Family Estates has increased its stake in French counterpart Henri Maire from the 34% it took a year ago to 51%.


KronenbourgCarlsberg readies EUR12m spend at Brasseries Kronenbourg brewery 24 February 2015

Carlsberg-owned Brasseries Kronenbourg is to invest EUR12m this year at its brewery in Obernai, in eastern France in order to adapt production facilities to an ever- expanding range of beers.


China demand boosts Languedoc-Roussillon exports - figures 19 February 2015

The French wine region of Languedoc-Roussillon has seen record exports in 2014, with sales driven by China, according to new figures.


French wine, spirits exports continue decline - figures 13 February 2015

Wine and spirits exports from France have posted their second consecutive year of decline, according to latest figures.


Domaines Paul Mas seals fresh estate buy, eyes expansion 12 February 2015

Les Domaines Paul Mas has added another estate to its growing wine business and unveiled plans to extend to its portfolio by a further 200 hectares in 2015.


Véronique Penchienati will oversee Groupe DanoneGroupe Danone promotes exec to head up global water business 10 February 2015

Groupe Danone has promoted the head of its water business in France to a global role, overseeing its four water brands.


Champagne FY sales boosted by exports - figures 20 January 2015

Champagne export sales rose by 4% last year, while volumes also edged up, according to latest figures.


Cognac sales have been hampered by the categoryGlobal FY Cognac sales, volumes slide as China woes bite - figures 16 January 2015

Global Cognac sales by value fell by 11% last year as the industry continued to feel the impact of government measures in China, according to latest figures.


Online wine retailer 1855.com faces winding up order 14 January 2015

The Commercial Court of Paris has ordered the liquidation of on-line wine trader Heracles, which owns the website 1855.com.


Jus de Fruits d'Alsace invests EUR15m to boost bottling capacity 6 January 2015

Jus de Fruits d'Alsace (JFA), the France-based fruit and vegetable juice producer, is investing EUR15m (US$17.9m) in a new PET bottling line at its production plant at Sarre-Union.


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