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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

Kellogg is looking at acquiring a majority stake in biscuit maker Bisco MisrEGYPT: Bisco Misr says Kellogg eyeing majority stake 1 September 2014

Egyptian snack maker Bisco Misr has said cereal giant Kellogg is eyeing a majority stake in its business.


Royal FrieslandCampina has acquired OlamAFRICA: FrieslandCampina drives presence with Olam dairy plant acquisition 1 September 2014

Olam International has sold its Cote d'Ivoire dairy plant to Royal FrieslandCampina in a US$18.7m deal.


RUSSIA: Ros Agro posts profit rise in H1 1 September 2014

Russian food firm Ros Agro which has interests in sugar and meat has posted an increase in net profits for the first half of 2014.


Heinz has halved the sugar content of its latest ketchup productUK: Heinz halves sugar in latest ketchup launch 1 September 2014

Ketchup maker Heinz has introduced a new stevia-based version of its tomato ketchup in a bid to lower the sugar in it by half.


Friesland Campina CEO Cees tQuote, unquote: just-food's week in words 1 September 2014

This week, the EU announced more measures to help out dairy farmers hit by the Russia ban. Chiquita and Fyffes insisted again a merger between the two would be the best outcome for shareholders. Our latest just-food interview saw us discuss Agropur's M&A strategy with the Canadian dairy co-op's CEO, while we chatted to Scandinavian free-from firm Fria about its expansion across Europe.


ValioRUSSIA: Valio lactose-free imports stopped at border 29 August 2014

Four trucks containing Valio's lactose-free products were stopped at the Russian border over issues with certification - the latest setback for the Finnish dairy in a major export market.


UK: Scottish Salmon Co. profits jump on increased demand 29 August 2014

An increase in demand in Europe, the US and the Far East has seen The Scottish Salmon Co. report higher sales and profits for the first half of 2014.


Amira has reported a profit increase for the first quarter if the yearUS: Rice firm Amira posts Q1 profit increase 29 August 2014

An increase in volumes sold globally has lead to rice manufacturer Amira Nature Foods posting a 25% increase in profits for the first quarter of 2014/2015.


Jeanine Holmgren, CEO FriaThe bitesize interview - Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren 28 August 2014

Scandinavian free-from firm Fria entered Ireland last month, its 11th European market since it launched in 1996, another example of the growth in demand for gluten-, lactose- and dairy-free products. just-food's Hannah Abdulla caught up with Fria CEO Jeanine Holmgren about the latest trends in the sector and how innovation is a key factor to staying ahead in this sector


Reports suggest Mahindra is looking to enter the dairy sectorINDIA: Mahindra coy on dairy sector entry talk 28 August 2014

Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group has refused to confirm or deny reports it is preparing to enter the country's dairy sector.


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