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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
The UK faces a 22% price hike in food prices if it fails to negotiate continued tariff-free trade with the European Union post-Brexit, according to the country's retailers.
Talks between South Africa's Pioneer Food Group about an unspecified deal with local agribusiness investment firm - and minority shareholder - Zeder Investments have been broken off.
UK-based bakery group Warburtons is looking to close its Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes.
The Icelandic Group is to sell its UK fish products business Icelandic Seachill, owner of The Saucy Fish Co. brand.
German dairy group Muller plans to invest up to EUR500m (US$535m) in building a new site to house the merged operations of four existing production plants for its domestic Homann deli meats unit, facilities that are set to close.
The UK's 2 Sisters Food Group is investing GBP5m (US$6.3m) at its Five Star Fish subsidiary's plant in the English port town of Grimsby.
Deoleo, the Spain-based olive oil supplier, has sold its last remaining rice business asset in the country to Ebro Foods for EUR1.9m (US$2m).
US meat giant Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore as its first chief sustainability officer, as part of moves to put "sustainability at the centre of the company's future plans".
Noble Foods, owner of the UK-based free-range egg supplier The Happy Egg Co., has launched a "speciality egg range" – Heritage Breeds.
UK convenience food maker Addo Food Group has been sold to private-equity firm LDC and investment fund Fullbrook Thorpe Investments.
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