News On French Fries and Potato Specialties from France

Filip Wallays and Hannelore Raes, the CEOs and owners of Agristo.
February 25, 2024

Fries giant Agristo plans fourth production line in Wielsbeke, Belgium

The Agristo factory in Wielsbeke will have a fourth production line. This must guarantee that the frozen potato giant in Belgium continues to grow.
Agristo and Tereos sign MOU for the acquisition of the site of the former sugar factory in Escaudœuvres for the construction of a frozen potato production plant
August 28, 2023

Agristo buys closed Tereos sugar factory in France to construct a new frozen potato processing plant

Agristo is planning to set up a production unit for frozen potato products in France, creating 350 jobs and requiring an investment of €350 million. Today, Tereos has signed an MOU with Agristo, enabling this project on the site of its former sugar factory in Escaudœuvres, in the North of France.
January 25, 2022

McCain Foods agrees to pay 20 percent more to French potato growers

Potato Processor McCain Foods has reached an agreement with the French group of potato producers for industry (Groupement d'agriculteurs producteurs de pommes de terre pour l'industrie, Gappi) on the new potato contracts.
Papas fritas, en peligro
October 19, 2018

Papas fritas, en peligro

Por la sequía en Francia. Son las nuevas víctimas del calentamiento global.
 Green McDonald's logo in France
February 28, 2013

McDonald's France promises '100% French' fries in partnership with McCain

Fast Food chain McDonald's France has promised to serve "100% French"French Fries before the end of the year in all its 1260 restaurants.
La papa empleada por los McDonald’'s franceses será ahora cultivada en Francia
February 26, 2013

La papa empleada por los McDonald’'s franceses será ahora cultivada en Francia

El proteccionismo francés llega a las mesas del Mcdonald's. De aquí a noviembre de este año en los McDonald's del país sólo se comerán french fries. Nada de patatas fritas a base de tubérculos belgas, como servían ahora algunos de sus restaurantes.
August 21, 2012

Fries from your phone: McDonald's testing mobile payment app

McDonald's customers in Paris can now pay for a Royale with Cheese using their smartphones or tablets - a concept that could spread to the company's 33,500 locations worldwide if the fast-food leader likes the results.
December 07, 2011

Strike at McCain Foods factory in Harnes has ended

After a three day strike, production resumed at the McCain French fry factory in Harnes, France. Employees on strike voted to return to work according to a statement of management. They will receive a wage increase of 2.2% on January 1, 2012. They dem...
December 04, 2011

Strike at second McCain Foods plant in France

A strike at McCain Foods in France has expanded to a second factory. The strike started a week ago sunday at McCain’s french fry plant in Matouges. As of today, the McCain plant in Harnes is on strike as well. Employees at the French plants demand a ...
 Construction of the Automated Highbay Cold Store
January 14, 2009

Kloosterboer builds an Automated Highbay Cold Store for McCain in Harnes, France

Kloosterboer and McCain are jointly building an automated future. In November 2008, the construction of one of the largest cold stores in France begun near Lille. After thorough preparation by McCain and Kloosterboer the first pile of the new cold sto...


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