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Stuart Todd

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Coca-Cola European Partners targets RTD tea growth in France with site expansion 12 November 2018

Coca-Cola European Partners is investing EUR19m (US$21.5m) in a new bottling line at its production facility in Socx, in northern France.

Heineken readies France production spend as Desperados demand grows 1 November 2018

Heineken is to invest EUR28.9m (US$32.7m) on increasing the production capacity at one of its French facilities, as demand for its Desperados Tequila-flavoured beer continues to rise in the country.

Shopping spree continues for Coca-Cola Co with Tropico buy in France 25 September 2018

The French division of The Coca-Cola Co has acquired the Tropico still drinks producer, along with its namesake brand.

Cognac exports were in growth for France but spirits overall underperformedFrance boosts H1 wine and spirits exports as US, UK lead growth 13 September 2018

France's first-half wine and spirits exports increased 4% in value over the same period last year, new figures show.

PepsiCo intends to offload its only Tropicana production facility in FrancePepsiCo opens talks with investment company over Tropicana site in France 12 September 2018

PepsiCo has found a willing buyer for its Tropicana fruit juice production and bottling facility in France, with Munich-based investment holding company Navigator Capital lining up a move.

Refresco has increased its investment in a French production facilityRefresco takes French production investment to US$21m 24 July 2018

Refresco will invest a further EUR6m (US$7m) at its plant in France's Massif Central region, as it looks to modernise the canned drinks production line.

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.

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