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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
PepsiCo has opened a food and beverage R&D facility in Dubai.
Nestle has formed a "business excellence" unit as the world's largest food manufacturer looks to benefit from its scale.
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.
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 has confirmed it is withdrawing its cholesterol-lowering cereal, Optivita, from the UK market following poor performance.
Chinese biscuit firm Jiashili has listed on the Hong Kong stock market.
French retailer Intermarché has submitted its bid for a plant owned by ailing pork processor Gad.
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.
Brazilian food group BRF has named Pedro Faria, the head of its international business, as its new chief executive.
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.
- How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push
- Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility
- On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range
- Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges
- Focus: Does size matter for Thai Union Frozen?
- Nestle sells baby food brands Alete, Milasan
- Nestle forms new unit to "leverage scale"
- Kerry, Premier team up on frozen NPD in UK
- PepsiCo eyes Middle East growth with R&D centre
- Kellogg, Burton's, Ulker "on UB bid shortlist"