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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

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 withdraws its offer for European CPG group UnileverKraft Heinz pulls Unilever bid  20 February 2017

Kraft Heinz has pulled its GBP112bn (US$139.1bn) takeover bid for UK-listed consumer goods giant Unilever. 

Earnings rise at Japanese seafood giant Maruha Nichiro books earnings surge  20 February 2017

Japan's Maruha Nichiro revealed a surge in third quarter earnings despite lower sales during the period. 

Prabhat 9M profits upPrabhat sees earnings rise  20 February 2017

Indian dairy group Prabhat Dairy has booked an increase in earnings during the first nine months of the year. 

Yoplait and Progresso sales woes force General Mills to issue profit warning General Mills issues profit warning  17 February 2017

General Mills has cut its full-year sales and earnings outlook for the 12 months to end-May. 

Campbell sees further sales decline in H1 17 February 2017

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 eyes Unilever dealDoes Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole? 17 February 2017

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. 

Snyder's-Lance invests in Natural Foodworks 17 February 2017

US snack maker Snyder's-Lance has invested in local natural and organic food specialist Natural Foodworks Group. 

WhiteWave sees sales and earnings growth in 2015WhiteWave sales, earnings grow but fresh food challenges remain 17 February 2017

WhiteWave Foods booked higher full-year sales and earnings but conceded issues at its fresh foods unit remain challenging. 

Kraft Heinz wants to create CGP leader through Unilever  mergerKraft Heinz pursuing Unilever in takeover move 17 February 2017

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. 

Schneider (left) remains committed to health and wellness strategy Nestle's plans for 2017 and beyond under new CEO Mark Schneider – 5 things to learn 16 February 2017

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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