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Katy Askew is just-food's deputy editor, with over thirteen 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 ten 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.
Articles by Katy Askew
Mondelez International has sold a clutch of its Australian and New Zealand grocery brands, including the spread business Vegemite, to Bega Cheese for AUD460m (US$346m).
US cereal-to-snack group Kellogg has confirmed it plans to eliminate 250 positions at its operations in North America.
UK cake maker Finsbury Food Group revealed this morning (19 January) its first-half sales remained "flat" and predicted it will have to hike prices in the second half of the year to offset increased costs.
Swiss chocolate group Lindt & Sprüngli revealed today (17 January) its sales accelerated in the second half of 2016, enabling it to deliver a 6.8% increase in revenue.
French private-equity investor Montagu has declined to comment on reports it is preparing to sell off French spreads business St Hubert.
Private-equity group Benford Capital Partners is recapitalising US dip maker Saco Foods in partnership with its CEO Tom Walzer and founder Ray Sanna.
Nestle is investing in the construction of a dairy and coconut production facility in Pannala, Sri Lanka.
HKScan is looking to streamline operations at two of its Finnish plants, Forossa and Outokumpu, in a move that will lead to job cuts.
South African dairy group Clover Industries today (16 January) confirmed it will take a 51% stake in local olive supplier Olive Pride.
The global food industry will continue to double-down on cutting operating costs during 2017 in the face of rising input expenses and an increasingly challenging pricing environment, according to the results of just-food's annual Confidence Survey. However, when we asked our readers what they expect 2017 to hold at the end of last year, it was not all doom and gloom.
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- Nestle mum on Mead Johnson takeover talk
- UK's Bakkavor plays down IPO "speculation"
- Kellogg to slash 250 jobs
- Mondelez sells Vegemite to Bega