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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

Danone India MD Rodrigo Lima said launch of Aptamil in country is Danone launches Aptamil infant formula in India 17 January 2017

French dairy giant Danone has launched its Aptamil infant formula brand in India as part of what it said are "aggressive plans" to grow its nutrition business in the country.

Organic Denmark said campaign to build on Denmark plans new push for organic food sales 17 January 2017

Denmark's organic food sector has said it plans to use a cash boost from the European Union to launch a campaign aimed at increasing sales in the country by 50% up to 2019.

France is fourth EU state allowed to resume beef exports to USFrance gets green light to resume beef exports to US 17 January 2017

The US has lifted a ban on imports of beef from France – bringing the total number of European Union member states upon which the ban has been lifted to four, the European Commission said.

Kellogg said Fareed Khan to join company next monthKellogg names Fareed Khan as incoming CFO 16 January 2017

Kellogg has named US Foods finance chief Fareed Khan as its new CFO.

New DMK chairman Heinz Korte plans Heinz Korte takes over as chairman of Germany dairy group DMK 16 January 2017

Heinz Korte has been elected as chairman of German dairy co-operative DMK Group.

Bakkavor declined to comment on UK media reports of a possible IPOUK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation" 16 January 2017

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor has declined to comment on reports it is preparing to float the company.

Avril to spread latest investment at Lesieur over three yearsFrench agrifood group Avril to invest in Lesieur 16 January 2017

Avril Group, the French agrifood business, is investing more than EUR21m (US$22.3m) in modernising and developing the production facility and research centre of its Lesieur arm in Coudekerque, northern France, which is dedicated to table oils and condiments.

Support for Loulis Mills, whose products include Topiko whole wheat flour, will aid refinancingGreek flour firm Loulis Mills gets EBRD backing 16 January 2017

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to provide EUR10m (US$10.6m) in long-term financing to Athens-listed Greek flour business Loulis Mills – the bank's first transaction in the agribusiness sector in Greece.

Universal Robina booked consolidated net income of PHP15.35bn (US$307m) for fiscal 2016Universal Robina Corp. books higher annual profits 16 January 2017

Philippines-based food and beverage group Universal Robina Corp. has booked an increase in annual earnings.

Cadbury-owner Mondelez International said price of cocoa it imports to UK Mondelez International plans "selective" Brexit price hikes 13 January 2017

Mondelez International confirmed today (13 January) it is making "selective price increases" on its products sold in the UK, although the company declined to give details about what products or brands might be affected.

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