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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

Coles was involved in drafting of new codeAustralia to introduce grocery code 3 March 2015

The Australian federal government has created a food and grocery code of conduct that, it said, will help ensure "fair and transparent" dealings between the country's largest supermarkets and their suppliers.

SunOpta benefits from organic demandSunOpta sales, earnings rise despite consumer challenge 3 March 2015

Natural and organic food group SunOpta booked an increase in full-year sales and earnings despite “commercial and operational pressures” experienced at its consumer products unit.

Yasso launches Greek Yoghurt candy bars 3 March 2015

?Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt is launching what the company said was the “first ever” frozen Greek yoghurt candy bar line.

WCB to acquire Lion cheese brands Saputo's Warrnambool to acquire Lion's cheese business 2 March 2015

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory - the Australian arm of Canadian dairy group Saputo - has struck a deal to acquire the everyday cheese business of Lion Pty Ltd for approximately A$137.5m (US$107.1m).

JBS suspends Foods IPOJBS suspends Foods listing 2 March 2015

JBS, the Brazilian meat giant, has suspended plans to list its processed food business, JBS Foods, in Brazil.

Marfrig narrows losses Marfrig losses narrow but foreign exchange weighs 2 March 2015

Marfrig, the Brazilian meat group, booked narrower net losses in 2014 despite higher finance costs and the depreciation of the Brazilian real.

Thorntons sees sales, earnings under pressure in key Christmas periodThorntons sales, profits fall 2 March 2015

Thorntons has booked a drop in half-year sales and net profit after what it described as a “disappointing” performance.

Bon Appetit expands into ice cream Bon Appetit enters ice cream with Dairy Bell buy 2 March 2015

Australian gelato maker Bon Appetit has acquired the brands, customer base and stores of Victoria-based ice cream business Dairy Bell.

Beingmate earnings slide in higher costs, lower sales Beingmate earnings fall 90% on higher costs 2 March 2015

Chinese infant formula group Beingmate Baby & Child Co. booked a 90% drop in 2014 net profit on lower sales and higher costs.

Mondelez to can Pink Snack brandUPDATE: Mondelez to close one Irish plant, streamline two more 27 February 2015

Mondelez International has confirmed it plans to close one production plant in Ireland and downsize a further two sites.

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