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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

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.

SPAIN: Domestic weakness hit 400 textiles firms last year 17 March 2014

More than 400 Spanish textile and clothing firms went out of business last year with the loss of 7,000 jobs, according to new data.

FRANCE: Management-staff talks to resume at La Redoute 12 March 2014

Negotiations between management and staff at French mail order firm La Redoute over a redundancy programme are set to resume after a five-day blockade of the company's main distribution centre ended yesterday (11 March).

FRANCE: Go Sport narrows net losses to EUR17.3m 4 March 2014

French sportswear retailer Go Sport saw its net losses narrow during 2013 to EUR17.3m (US$23.8m), down from EUR21.9m in the prior year.

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