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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

John Galliano joins fashion house Martin Margiela 6 October 2014

British fashion designer John Galliano has joined Paris-based Maison Martin Margiela as creative director.

France's Vivarte to open 200 stores across Asia 6 October 2014

France's leading fashion retailer Vivarte is to open nearly 200 stores across Asia within the next four years as part of a new distribution agreement with GRI Retail.

FRANCE: Ex-Camaieu chief tapped to turnaround La Halle 22 September 2014

France's largest fashion retailer, Vivarte, has tapped Thierry Jaugeas, former head of women's wear chain Camaieu, to head its newly-created clothing division, whose major component is troubled brand La Halle.

FRANCE: Jean Paul Gaultier to quit ready-to-wear business 16 September 2014

Jean-Paul Gaultier is to shutter its ready-to-wear business in a bid to stem the French fashion label's losses, in a decision expected to lead to around 40 job cuts.

FRANCE: La Redoute DC to be "most innovative in Europe" 12 September 2014

Loss-making online fashion retailer La Redoute, now under new ownership, has unveiled plans for a new order processing centre, which it says will be the most innovative in Europe.

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.

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