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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
Kraft Heinz has pulled its GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover bid for UK-listed consumer goods giant Unilever.
Japan's Maruha Nichiro revealed a surge in third quarter earnings despite lower sales during the period.
Indian dairy group Prabhat Dairy has booked an increase in earnings during the first nine months of the year.
General Mills has cut its full-year sales and earnings outlook for the 12 months to end-May.
Campbell Soup Co. booked a drop in sales and earnings for the first half of its financial year today (17 February), with share losses in the US company's fresh division hurting the group results.
Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Capital-owned US group with the European food-to-personal care company. just-food asks whether the takeover offer should be taken at face value.
US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has invested in local natural and organic food specialist Natural Foodworks Group.
WhiteWave Foods booked higher full-year sales and earnings but conceded issues at its fresh foods unit remain challenging.
Kraft Heinz has indicated it is still working towards a merger with Unilever after revealing today (17 February) the European consumer goods giant had turned down an initial approach.
Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in below expectations. All eyes are now on Nestle's direction under Schneider, who joined the business at the start of this year. Will there be a greater focus on margin enhancement? Has Schneider totally abandoned the 'Nestle model' targeting 5-6% organic growth each year? Could large-scale acquisitions or disposals be on the cards? Katy Askew investigates.
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- Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Why Reckitt Benckiser moved for Mead Johnson
- Kraft Heinz pursuing Unilever in takeover move
- Kraft Heinz pulls Unilever bid
- General Mills issues profit warning
- Kerry operating earnings strengthen on slow sales
- Kerry Group staff in Ireland suspend strike action