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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

Who will win out in the takeover battle between Chiquita, Fyffes, Cutrale and Safra?Timeline: The latest on the battle over Chiquita's ownership 24 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.

Cutrale-Safra has put in a higher offer for Chiquita after its bid was rejected last weekCutrale, Safra increase Chiquita takeover offer again 23 October 2014

Cutrale Group and Safra Group have returned to the bargaining table with an increased offer of US$14.50 per share for Chiquita Brands International.

Unilever saw ice-cream sales across Europe suffer as a result of poor weatherOn the money: Spreads, ice cream top Unilever list of woes 23 October 2014

Unilever's third quarter underlying sales growth missed analyst expectations as the Hellmann's maker reported its spreads segment was still struggling, and ice cream sales were dampened by poor weather in Europe.

Unilever is experiencing continued weakness in spreads Unilever reports 9M sales drop 23 October 2014

A poor summer and continued weakness in the spreads category have contributed to a decline in turnover for Unilever during the first nine months of the year.

Bachoco has posted a rise in nine-monthly profitsIndustrias Bachoco enjoys 9M profit, sales rise 23 October 2014

Mexican poultry processor, Industrias Bachoco, has posted a 21.4% increase in net profits for the first nine months of the year.

Aldi is launching organic produce in the UKAldi launches "affordable" organic produce range in UK 22 October 2014

German supermarket Aldi is launching a range of organic produce in its UK stores.

Abbott has seen a sales increase in its nutrition divisionAbbott posts 9M increase in nutrition sales 22 October 2014

Abbott Laboratories has reported an increase in nine-month sales from its nutrition division as recently-launched infant formula and Ensure adult nutrition drinks boosted third-quarter revenue.

FDA rule on additive process to be enforced by 2016 21 October 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration has settled a lawsuit over its food additive approval process, with final rules set to be introduced in 2016.

Kellogg and Nestle say salt levels in their products are influenced by a number of factorsKellogg, Nestle slammed for "chaotic approach" to salt reduction 21 October 2014

Nestle and Kellogg have been criticised by World Action on Salt and Health for what it says is a "chaotic approach" to salt reduction in products.

Hershey has won a trademark lawsuit against two marijuana suppliersHershey wins case against copycat marijuana suppliers 21 October 2014

Hershey has won a case against two marijuana companies after the confectionery giant claimed they sold products that infringed its trademarks.

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