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France Asked to Comply With European Rules on Marketing Wine Spirits and Wine Distillates

    France Asked to Comply With European Rules on Marketing Wine Spirits and Wine Distillates

The European Commission has officially requested France to amend its rules on the production and marketing of certain products obtained by distilling lees and marcs (the by‑products of winemaking). The

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Danone to Invest €6 Million to Expand French Water Site

    Danone to Invest €6 Million to Expand French Water Site

Danone is to invest Eur6.2 million to expand capacity at its bottled water production plant at Salvetat in France. Part of the expenditure will be used to drill for new

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Bakkavor Group to Sell French Business

    Bakkavor Group to Sell French Business

Bakkavor Group, the UK convenience food manufacturer, is selling Bakkavor Traiteur, a non-core, fish spreads business based in France, to Alfesca, a leading European producer and supplier of convenience, fine

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Coca-Cola Enterprises to Invest €17 Million in French Factory

    Coca-Cola Enterprises to Invest €17 Million in French Factory

Coca-Cola Enterprises has reaffirmed its commitment to the French market by confirming its plans to invest Eur17 million to develop its Les Pennes-Mirabeau factory, which is about to celebrate is

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Bonduelle and Ardo Establish Spanish Joint Venture to Supply Findus

    Bonduelle and Ardo Establish Spanish Joint Venture to Supply Findus

The Ardo and Bonduelle groups are to set up a joint venture to supply frozen vegetables to the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Ardo and Bonduelle have also signed an exclusive

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Cargill Upgrades French Flavours Plant

    Cargill Upgrades French Flavours Plant

Cargill, the US-based food and agriculture group, has made a significant investment in its liquid flavour blending plant at its production facility in Grasse, France. The redevelopment has resulted in

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Strong 2010 Performance by Danone Gives Confidence for 2011

    Strong 2010 Performance by Danone Gives Confidence for 2011

With all of its divisions and regions posting gains, global food and beverages group Danone achieved a 14.2% rise in underlying net income to Eur1.67b on sales ahead by 13.5%

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Ter Beke and Stefano Toselli to Create Joint Venure in Central and Eastern Europe

Ter Beke, the Belgium-based processed meats and ready meals company, and French pasta manufacturer Stefano Toselli are considering forming a joint venture for supplying pasta and ready meals to Central

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Lotus Bakeries to Invest Eur27m to Expand Belgian Production Capacity

Due to rising export sales of its biscuits and cakes in France, Netherlands, UK, US and Asia, Lotus Bakeries is investing Eur27m to expand production capacity at its Belgian operations

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£4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

    £4.6 Billion European Ice Cream Market Stays Cool Despite a Cold Economy

New research from Mintel Global Market Navigator (GMN) reveals that Germans are the biggest ice cream lovers in Europe, with Germany spending an average of £19 per head on the

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French Miller Strengthens Position With Acquisition

French milling group Moulins Soufflet has acquired Grands Moulins d’Ozon to strengthen its national coverage. Based at Chatellerault, and with annual sales of over Eur20m, Grands Moulins d’Ozon mills 300

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Sees Solid Growth Opportunities in Western Europe

    Coca-Cola Enterprises Sees Solid Growth Opportunities in Western Europe

Coca-Cola Enterprises, the world’s largest bottler of Coca-Cola products which will soon be focused purely on some of the largest but also most mature soft drinks markets in Western Europe,

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Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

    Dogged Full Year Performance By Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard, the world’s second largest spirits and wine group, has reported a 1% increase in net profit to Eur951m on net sales down 2% to Eur7.08b for the 2009/10

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Investment Funds Buy into APM in France

An 80% stake in L’Alsacienne de Pates Menageres (APM), the French manufacturer of ready-to-use dough for tarts, pizzas, cakes and cookies, has been sold to investment funds Capzanine and Cerea

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Nestle to Expand French Food Service Operation

Davigel Davifrais, Nestle’s French frozen and fresh food products distribution company, is reported to be planning to invest Eur6m to construct a new 7,000 sq m warehouse at its site

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Mixed Interim Results at Lotus Bakeries

Belgium-based biscuits and cakes manufacturer Lotus Bakeries increased current operating profit by 8.8% to Eur17.5m in the first half of 2010 as consolidated turnover edged up 1% to Eur127.2m. On

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Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

    Findus Group Targets Growth in Nordic Region

Findus Group, one of Europe’s largest frozen food and seafood companies, has appointed Jari Latvanen, formerly with Nestle, to head its new, dedicated business unit covering the Nordic region. The

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European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

    European Organic Food Market Continues to Grow

EU-27 demand for organic products continues to grow. The European organic consumer market is the biggest in the world, and was worth about $26b in 2008. The largest markets are

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Danone Purchases French Smoothie Maker

Danone has acquired Immedia, the third largest smoothie manufacturer in France, for an undisclosed sum. Immedia generated sales of Eur4m last year.

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Hero Disposes of French Fruit Dessert Business

Swiss and international consumer food group Hero is selling its French fruit dessert business to Charles Faraud, which is majority owned by CIC-Banque de Vizille. The transaction will be completed

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Further International Development by Yoplait

    Further International Development by Yoplait

Yoplait Group of France has granted exclusive franchise rights for the manufacture and distribution of Yoplait branded fresh dairy products, starting in UAE and later expanding in the rest of

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United Biscuits Offered For Sale

    United Biscuits Offered For Sale

Private equity firms Blackstone Group and PAI Partners are reported to be seeking to sell British and international biscuits and snacks manufacturer United Biscuits for £2b or more. In 2009,

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Youinou to Invest €3.5m to Expand French Scallop Plant

  Youinou to Invest €3.5m to Expand French Scallop Plant

French scallops producer Youinou is investing Eur3.5m to more than double production capacity and to upgrade its plant at Saint-Hernin

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