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Stuart Todd

Stuart ToddBiography

Stuart 'emigrated' from north-east England to France over 20 years ago, setting up initially as a freelancer covering French business developments for the English-language press across a broad range of sectors. He then spent several years with Reuters in Paris, before returning to freelancing. He began working for just-style and other 'just' titles in 2002.

Articles by Stuart Todd

FRANCE: Vivarte seals major financial restructuring deal 1 August 2014

France's biggest fashion retailer Vivarte has sealed a major financial restructuring deal with its creditors, ending six month's of uncertainty over the company's future.


FRANCE: Go Sport more than doubles H1 loss 28 July 2014

French sportswear retailer Go Sport saw its net losses more than double in the first half of 2014 to EUR19.2m (US$25.8m) from EUR8.6m in the prior year period.


FRANCE: Cheynet to axe jobs at main production plant 22 July 2014

Lingerie elastic producer, Groupe Cheynet, is poised to make significant jobs cuts at its main production plant in Saint-Just-Malmont, near St Etienne.


Auchan is said to have misled French consumers on working conditions at its supplier factoriesAuchan updates supplier code as Rana Plaza probe begins 28 May 2014

France's public prosecutor has opened a preliminary inquiry into whether French retail chain Auchan misled consumers on the labour conditions its products - in particular clothing, were manufactured in.


Auchan has been criticised for "misleading French consumers"FRANCE: Activists take Auchan to court over Rana Plaza 28 April 2014

A year after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh, three human rights groups have filed a lawsuit against French retail chain Auchan - which they claim is the first of its kind in Europe.


FRANCE: 'New' La Redoute looks to "break-even" in 2017 17 April 2014

Loss-making French mail order firm La Redoute is aiming to move out of the red in 2017, according to new owners Nathalie Balla and Eric Courteille.


FRANCE: Mail order firm 3 Suisses to shed almost 200 jobs 11 April 2014

French mail order firm 3 Suisses is planning to shed almost half its workforce as a result of transforming itself into a 'pure play' online retailer for fashion and homeware goods.


FRANCE: Agreement reached on La Redoute redundancy deal 25 March 2014

The majority of staff unions at Kering-owned French mail order firm La Redoute signed a redundancy agreement yesterday (24 March) evening.


FRANCE: La Redoute future in doubt as restructuring rejected 21 March 2014

Unions at French mail order firm La Redoute have refused to sign a redundancy agreement placing the company's future in doubt.


FRANCE: Paris Court temporarily suspends Printemps sale 18 March 2014

The Paris Appeal Court has temporarily suspended the sale of department store chain Printemps to Qatar-backed Tamburi Investment Partners.


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