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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

Katy Askew is just-food's deputy editor, with over five years of experience writing for consumer and business titles. She has contributed to print, online and radio publications and worked across a variety of formats, including newspapers, magazines and websites.

Katy has specialised in writing for the FMCG sector for the past four years, during which time she has developed specialist knowledge of the global food and food retail industries, interviewed top international executives and covered a range of topics from financial updates and M&A to sustainability and safety issues.

Having completed her BA at the University of Sussex and postgraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, Katy began work as a travel and property journalist with Outbound Publications.

Articles by Katy Askew

Emmi international business outperforms domestic operationsEmmi sales slide in 2015 as Switzerland weighs  4 February 2016

Emmi booked a drop in 2015 sales this morning (4 February) as a weaker performance from its domestic business offset a more robust international showing. 

Bonduelle sells UCR stake to Ardo  4 February 2016

French vegetable group Bonduelle is selling its 50% stake in Spanish vegetable group Ultracongelados de la Ribera (UCR) to its joint venture partner Ardo Group. 

Bonduelle sees growth accelerateBonduelle reports accelerating sales growth 4 February 2016

Bonduelle, the French vegetable processor, said today (4 February) its sales accelerated in the second quarter of its financial year thanks to a step-up in international growth. 

Emmi acquires Bettinehoeve stakeEmmi acquires stake in Dutch goat's milk group Bettinehoeve 3 February 2016

Swiss dairy group Emmi is taking a 60% stake in Dutch goat's milk processor Bettinehoeve. 

Wal-Mart announced spate of store closuresTalking shop January 2016 – Wal-Mart's revamp, Supervalu's spin-off, Casino scrutiny 3 February 2016

January brought further evidence of the seismic shifts taking place in the global retail sector. Established retailers have largely responded to these challenges through an emphasis on cost cutting and price slashing. Others, however, continued to benefit with the likes of Lidl, Casino and Intermarche all expanding in the month. Here is just-food's digest of the top retailer stories from the past 31 days. 

Liangpinpuzi display in New York's Times SquareChinese snack group Liangpinpuzi seeks international partners  3 February 2016

Liangpinpuzi, a Chinese snack retailer, has launched a campaign to attract overseas snack makers to work in partnership with the group. 

Nortura integrating red, white meat opsNortura integrates red, white meat production  3 February 2016

Norwegian meat group Nortura plans to integrate its red and white meat production to build the "foundation for more efficient operations" through knowledge sharing and economies of scale. 

Hain accelerates sales, earnings in second quarterHain Celestial lifted by international, protein  2 February 2016

Hain Celestial has booked improved second-quarter sales and earnings, boosted by the performance of its international and protein units. 

Ireland enacts grocery supplier codeIreland signs grocery supplier code  2 February 2016

The Irish government has enacted a grocery goods regulation in a bid, the lawmakers said, to "rebalance relationships" between suppliers and retailers in the grocery sector. 

Chobani adverts highlighting chlorine in Danone products banned Chobani must also drop ads targeting Danone  1 February 2016

Chobani has been ordered to suspend a marketing campaign highlighting the artificial ingredients in Danone's low-fat yoghurt line.

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