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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

UK retailers urged Prime Minister May to avoid UK faces Brexit food prices hike without EU tariffs deal, British Retail Consortium warns 21 April 2017

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.

Pioneer had been mulling unspecified deal with shareholder Zeder InvestmentsPioneer Food Group says Zeder deal talks called off 21 April 2017

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.

Plant makes private-label products including garlic breadWarburtons set to close UK Giles Foods bakery site 21 April 2017

UK-based bakery group Warburtons is looking to close its Giles Foods bakery in Milton Keynes.

Icelandic did not give reasons for selling The Saucy Fish Co. brand owner SeachillIcelandic Group to sell Saucy Fish Co. brand owner Seachill 21 April 2017

The Icelandic Group is to sell its UK fish products business Icelandic Seachill, owner of The Saucy Fish Co. brand.

Muller said long-term profitable operation of existing sites Muller to close Homann four deli plants and create one site 21 April 2017

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.

Packing line at Five Star Fish2 Sisters Food invests to expand Five Star Fish business 21 April 2017

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 sells last rice plant to Ebro Foods 21 April 2017

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).

Justin Whitmore to lead Tyson's sustainability agendaTyson Foods names Justin Whitmore first chief sustainability officer 21 April 2017

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 said speciality is Noble Foods launches Heritage Breeds "speciality eggs" line 21 April 2017

Noble Foods, owner of the UK-based free-range egg supplier The Happy Egg Co., has launched a "speciality egg range" – Heritage Breeds.

Addo Food Group owns brands including Pork FarmsAddo Food Group sold to private-equity firm LDC and Fullbrook Thorpe Investments 20 April 2017

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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