Dominique Vidalon

Carrefour mulls consolidation, alliances or divestitures for foreign units

Jun 23 2021

PARIS French retailer Carrefour said on Wednesday it had started considering possible consolidation, divestitures or tie-ups of its foreign subsidiaries, but had not made a decision to sell any assets.

French drinks firm Pernod Ricard confident about Asia prospects

Jun 22 2021

PARIS Pernod Ricard is confident about its prospects in Asia, helped by cognac and scotch whisky demand in China, the French drinks company's Asia boss said on Tuesday.

French court sentences man who slapped Macron to 4 months in jail - BFM TV

Jun 10 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -A court ordered a man who slapped French President Emmanuel Macron across the face this week to serve four months in jail, BFM TV reported.

Remy Cointreau beats forecasts on U.S., China sales

Jun 03 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -Remy Cointreau on Thursday beat annual profit expectations amid U.S. and Chinese demand for premium cognac but its shares fell after investment plans pointed to slower than expected growth ahead.

France's New Caledonia set for final independence referendum in December

Jun 02 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -The French Pacific island of New Caledonia, which rejected independence in two previous referendums, will have a third and final vote on Dec. 12, France's overseas territories minister said on Wednesday.

Sanofi, GSK kick off Phase III trial for COVID-19 shot

May 27 2021

PARIS (Reuters) -France's Sanofi and Britain's GlaxoSmithKline launched a late-stage human trial for a recombinant COVID-19 vaccine candidate on Thursday which they hope to get approved by the end of 2021.

Danone names Barry Callebaut's Saint-Affrique as new CEO

May 17 2021

PARIS French food group Danone said on Monday it had picked outgoing Barry Callebaut boss Antoine de Saint-Affrique as its new chief executive to lead a turnaround.

French court rejects claim for 'Agent Orange' damage in Vietnam war

May 11 2021

PARIS A French court on Monday threw out a lawsuit by a French-Vietnamese woman against more than a dozen multinationals that produced and sold a toxic herbicide dubbed "Agent Orange", used by U.S. troops during the war in Vietnam. | Video

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.