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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

PepsiCo has opened a new R&D facility in Dubai to serve its Middle East and Africa marketsPepsiCo eyes Middle East, Africa growth with new Dubai R&D centre 29 September 2014

PepsiCo has opened a food and beverage R&D facility in Dubai.

Nestle has reorganised its business unitsNestle forms new unit to "leverage scale" 29 September 2014

Nestle has formed a "business excellence" unit as the world's largest food manufacturer looks to benefit from its scale.

"Things are always unnoticed until theyQuote, unquote: just-food's week in words 29 September 2014

This week Tesco found itself under more scrutiny after it overstated expected profits for the first half of the year by GBP250m. Fonterra and Diamond Foods both reported a slump in annual profits but were optimistic about their prospects. Elsewhere Fyffes, Chiquita and Cutrale and Safra continued to go at each other as the former two announced a revised deal for shareholders if they were to merge. Here is the week in quotes.

Cutrale-Safra criticises ChiquitaFyffes revised merger propositionUPDATE: Fyffes "hoodwinking" Chiquita investors, argues Cutrale, Safra 26 September 2014

Fyffes is attempting to "hoodwink" investors in proposed merger partner Chiquita Brands International, the Brazilian bidders for the US produce giant have claimed this afternoon (26 September).

Kellogg is delisting Optivita from the UK marketKellogg axes Optivita in UK on sales fall 26 September 2014

Kellogg has confirmed it is withdrawing its cholesterol-lowering cereal, Optivita, from the UK market following poor performance.

Chinese biscuit maker Jiashili lists in Hong Kong 26 September 2014

Chinese biscuit firm Jiashili has listed on the Hong Kong stock market.

Intermarche has submitted a bid for the takeover of GadIntermarche submits bid for Gad pork plant in Josselin 26 September 2014

French retailer Intermarché has submitted its bid for a plant owned by ailing pork processor Gad.

Who will win out in the takeover battle between Chiquita, Fyffes, Cutrale and Safra?Timeline: The latest on the battle over Chiquita's ownership 26 September 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.

Brazil Foods CEO Galeazzi is to step downBRF names Faria new CEO 26 September 2014

Brazilian food group BRF has named Pedro Faria, the head of its international business, as its new chief executive.

Sealord is contemplating cutting 97 jobs at its Nelson plantSealord mulls downsizing plant, 97 jobs on line 26 September 2014

Seafood processor Sealord Group has insisted it is in "stable financial shape" despite planning to axe 97 jobs at its Nelson wet fish processing site in New Zealand.

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