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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
Actions taken on pricing and moves to improve productivity appear to be paying off for Mondelez International.
Bel Group has reported higher first-half sales and profits, with the French cheese maker's international reach offsetting stagnant sales in Europe.
BRF saw an improvement in its profits during the second quarter, with the meat group benefiting from the translation of its international sales into its weaker domestic currency, the Brazilian real.
Mondelez International is "cautiously optimistic" about its progress in China and believes it is taking the right steps amid a slowdown in the market affecting a number of its peers.
This week, Mondelez International reported its first-half results and cited the benefits of pricing and productivity on its margins. In the UK, Young's Seafood announced a potential revised restructuring plan that could ease the impact on jobs at two plants. Nestle appointed a new MD for its under-fire India arm and just-food caught up with the CEO of Danone's US organic baby food unit, Happy Family, as it ventures into adult snacks.
Unilever has teamed up with UK confectioner Kinnerton to launch a range of Magnum chocolates in the country.
The results announced this week included improving sales and profits at Yakult, better earnings but lower sales at US poultry group Pilgrim's Pride and growth at Mexican dairy processor Grupo Lala.
Happy Family, the US organic baby food maker acquired by Danone in 2013, has enjoyed rapid growth. In 2006 the company reported turnover of US$115,000. This year it forecasts turnover of $130m. And its quest for further expansion has seen the firm move into adult snacking with the launch of Shine Organics pouches. Hannah Abdulla catches up with CEO and founder Shazi Visram to talk about how the company has evolved and how it has benefited from the tie-up with Danone.
Mondelez International is pumping US$130m into its Salinas factory in a bid to "modernise" its North America supply chain but the move will impact 600 jobs in Chicago.
US organic baby food maker Happy Family has announced its move into adult snacking with the launch of a range of pouches under a new brand, Shine Organics.
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