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John Shepherd

John ShepherdBiography

John Shepherd is just-food's acting news editor. A UK-based journalist, he has extensive experience of reporting on business and financial issues as they affect the international community and emerging markets.

John's journalistic career began on weekly and provincial dailies in the English Midlands, before going on to hold senior editorial posts on newspapers, magazines and online publications in Europe and Asia.

Articles by John Shepherd

Haribo said US move German confectioner Haribo plans first US production plant 24 March 2017

Haribo, the Germany-based confectionery giant, has announced plans to acquire a property in Wisconsin to launch its first production site in the US.


China Premier Keqiang (centre left) and Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (centre right) witness signing of agreementAustralia to boost meat exports to China under new trade deal 24 March 2017

A deal to boost access for Australian meat exports to the Chinese market has been struck by the country's governments.


Canada plans Canada sets out measures to boost agri-food growth 24 March 2017

Canada plans to grow the country's agri-food exports "to at least" CAD75bn (US$56bn) annually by 2025, according to proposals announced in the federal budget.


Sturgeon announced the initiative alongside Scotland Food & Drink CEO James Withers (left) and Member of the Scottish Parliament Fergus EwingScotland unveils food and drink support plan in face of Brexit "uncertainty" 24 March 2017

A GBP10m (US$12.5m) package of extra funding to support Scotland's food and drink industry has been announced by the Scottish government in the face of "uncertainty" as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.


Welsh Government said funding needed to face Wales funding boost for food and drink sector ahead of Brexit 24 March 2017

The Welsh government has launched a GBP21m (US$26.2m) programme to "strengthen" the food and drink sector in Wales as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.


Frosta profits grew in 2017Frosta books increased profit and sales 24 March 2017

Frosta, the Germany-based frozen food group, has booked a rise in profits and sales for 2016.


Profits rise boosted by WH Group books increased profit and sales 23 March 2017

China-based meat processor WH Group has booked a 17% rise in profits, boosted by what the company said was record earnings derived from its domestic market and the US, where it owns Smithfield Foods.


Wiltshire Farm Foods owner said expanded facility will UK foodservice supplier Apetito invests to grow business 23 March 2017

Apetito, the UK foodservice supplier, is to invest GBP31m (US$38.7m) in an expansion of its Trowbridge production facility site as part of plans to grow the business.


PepsiCo said new line offers PepsiCo launches Quaker Nutri Foods range in India 23 March 2017

PepsiCo has expanded its portfolio in India with a line of breakfast dishes under the Quaker brand based on local, traditional delicacies.


Loss of contract led to collapse of M&F, administrators sayUK potato processor M&F collapses 23 March 2017

Administrators have been appointed to sell the assets of the UK's Yorkshire-based potato processing firm M&F, which has collapsed with the loss of 90 jobs.


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