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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

Mondelez sells Vegemite and other brands to Australia's Bega Cheese Mondelez sells Vegemite, Australian grocery brands to Bega Cheese 19 January 2017

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).

Kellogg confirms 250 jobs to go in North America Kellogg to slash 250 jobs  19 January 2017

US cereal-to-snack group Kellogg has confirmed it plans to eliminate 250 positions at its operations in North America. 

Finsbury expects to have to increase prices UK cake maker Finsbury Food Group to look for price hikes 19 January 2017

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. 

Lindt sales accelerated in the second half Lindt sees FY sales acceleration on strong Europe performance  17 January 2017

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. 

UK's Dairy Crest sold St Hubert to Montagu in 2012Montagu silent on St Hubert sale reports  17 January 2017

French private-equity investor Montagu has declined to comment on reports it is preparing to sell off French spreads business St Hubert. 

Benford Capital invests in Saco Foods 17 January 2017

Private-equity group Benford Capital Partners is recapitalising US dip maker Saco Foods in partnership with its CEO Tom Walzer and founder Ray Sanna. 

Sri Lanka President, Maithripala Sirisena, unveiling the Nestle Lanka plaque Nestle invests in another Sri Lanka facility 17 January 2017

Nestle is investing in the construction of a dairy and coconut production facility in Pannala, Sri Lanka. 

HKScan cutting jobs in FinlandHKScan streamlining Finnish operations 17 January 2017

HKScan is looking to streamline operations at two of its Finnish plants, Forossa and Outokumpu, in a move that will lead to job cuts. 

Clover expands with Olive Pride acquisition Clover Industries takes stake in Olive Pride 16 January 2017

South African dairy group Clover Industries today (16 January) confirmed it will take a 51% stake in local olive supplier Olive Pride.

The outlook for 2017, according to our readersjust-food's 2017 Confidence Survey – your thoughts on driving profits and sales  16 January 2017

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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