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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

Omira portfolio also includes dairy-free brand MinusLLactalis set to acquire German dairy Omira 23 May 2017

French dairy giant Lactalis is set to acquire German dairy group Omira for an undisclosed sum, it was announced today (23 May).


Advisers reportedly appointed to handle sale of Lily O'Brien'sIreland chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's 'up for sale' 23 May 2017

Ireland chocolate maker Lily O'Brien's has reportedly been put up for sale with a price tag of up to EUR50m (US$56m).


Russia PM Medvedev reportedly said investment in domestic agriculture would not be Russia eases restrictions on Turkish fruit and veg 23 May 2017

Russia and Turkey have agreed to lift some bilateral trade restrictions on fruit and vegetables imposed in 2015, although Moscow's ban on imports of Turkish tomatoes stays in force.


Rhodes said recent acquisitions had no impact on profitRhodes Food Group books improved H1 sales, earnings 23 May 2017

South Africa-based Rhodes Food Group today (23 May) reported growth of 15.9% in headline earnings to ZAR126m (US$9.5m) for the six months to the end of March on increased sales.


Temer has criticised testimony given to top executives from meat giant JBSBrazil President Michel Temer takes aim at JBS bosses amid corruption claims 22 May 2017

Brazil's President, Michel Temer, has pledged to take legal action to suspend an investigation into allegations he was involved in a corruption scandal that has engulfed national meat giant JBS.


Is Ferrero set to launch Kinder egg line in US?Ferrero to launch Kinder egg variant in US 22 May 2017

Ferrero has confirmed plans to launch a version of its Kinder Egg in the US – Kinder Joy – early next year.


John Ho is latest to take chair at Bellamy's in flurry of board changesBellamy's appoints John Ho new chairman 22 May 2017

John Ho, the founder and chief investment officer of Hong Kong-based investment firm Janchor Partners, has taken over as chairman of embattled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.


Canada Bread dispute has continued for more than 50 daysGrupo Bimbo to restart talks on Canada Bread dispute 22 May 2017

Mexican baker Grupo Bimbo has said talks with union leaders, aimed at resolving a dispute that led to a lockout of workers at its Canada Bread production facility in Langley, British Columbia, are set to resume tomorrow (23 May).


Germans Germany reports Fairtrade sales "record" 22 May 2017

Sales of Fairtrade-endorsed food products in Germany reached a record EUR1.2bn (US$1.3bn) in 2016, according to the latest figures.


Danone owns brands including Alpro after WhiteWave acquisitionDanone leaning on WhiteWave "synergies" for 2020 growth plan 19 May 2017

French dairy group Danone said yesterday (18 May) it is relying on synergies from its acquisition of US food and beverage group WhiteWave Foods to help lift its recurring operating margin above 16% of sales in 2020.


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