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Hannah Abdulla

Hannah AbdullaBiography

Hannah-Farah Abdulla is just-food's news editor, with over four years of experience in the publishing industry.

Hannah graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in publishing with English.

She has experience in both print and online journalism. Hannah spent two years as assistant editor for John Lewis' internal publication The Chronicle before travelling to the Middle East where she worked for two years under the ITP Publishing Group umbrella. Hannah spent one year as editor on B2B title Facilities Management Middle East before moving on to F&B title Caterer Middle East which focused on the retail and foodservice aspects of the industry.

Articles by Hannah Abdulla

Jarett Levan, president, BBX Capitaljust the answer: Jarett Levan on BBX Capital's foray into confectionery 17 October 2014

Since December last year, US investment firm BBX Capital has - quite literally - been like a kid a in candy store. Via wholly-owned subsidiary BBX Sweet Holdings, it has made six acquisitions in the US confectionery sector, which include Helen Grace Chocolates, Anastasia Confections and - the latest purchase - Toffee Box. Hannah Abdulla catches up with company president Jarett Levan to find out what BBX's game is.

Nestle believes China is a key piece in its long term growth puzzleOn the money: Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag" 17 October 2014

Nestle's sales for the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations and the investment community pointed to China as a key factor. However, the world's largest food manufacturer, while noting the short-term challenges it sees in the market, is upbeat about its prospects.

Nestle CFO Wan Ling Martello insists China still holds promise, despite it weighing heavily on the firmQuote, unquote: just-food's week in words 17 October 2014

This week, Chiquita Brands International received an increased takeover bid from Brazilian suitors Cutrale Group and Safra Group - but it was still not enough to win over the US produce giant.

Who will win out in the takeover battle between Chiquita, Fyffes, Cutrale and Safra?Timeline: The latest on the battle over Chiquita's ownership 17 October 2014

Chiquita Brands International, which had lined up a merger with fellow banana supplier Fyffes, has become the subject of takeover interest from Brazilian firms Cutrale Group and Safra Group. And that interest is developing into a tussle for the future ownership of the US produce giant. just-food provides a digest of the most significant events so far.

Nestle has reported a fall in sales for the first nine months of the yearNestle's underlying 9M sales fall on Asia, Europe "challenges" 16 October 2014

Nestlé's underlying sales during the first nine months of 2014 have missed analyst expectations amid challenging trading conditions in Asia and Europe.

Fyffes insists its original merger plan with Chiquita is superior over Cutrale-SafraFyffes hits out at new Chiquita bid from Cutrale, Safra 16 October 2014

Fyffes has dismissed the new takeover bid from Cutrale Group and Safra Group for its proposed merger partner Chiquita Brands International.

Competition watchdog launches case against six Spanish turron firms 16 October 2014

Disciplinary proceedings against six Spanish turron-making firms have begun on alleged anti-competitive practices.

Eti Gida has acquired the Alaska Frigo brandTurkey's Eti Gida acquires ice cream brand Alaska Frigo 16 October 2014

Turkish baked goods and chocolate maker Eti Gida has acquired ice cream brand Alaska Frigo from local dairy firm Alaska Gida in a TRL13m (US$5.7m) deal.

New World Foods has launched its Local Legends product in JapanLocal Legends Jerky secures Japan listings 16 October 2014

New World Foods, formerly Mariani Foods, has launched its Local Legends Beef Jerky brand into Japan.

Cutrale-Safra has increased its bid offer for the takeover of ChiquitaCutrale, Safra up takeover bid for Chiquita 15 October 2014

Cutrale Group, the Brazilian juice maker, and investment firm Safra Group have upped their takeover bid for Chiquita Brands International.

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