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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
Kellogg and Abraaj Investment Management have tabled new offers for Egyptian snack firm Bisco Misr, with the US food giant again outbidding the private-equity firm.
General Mills booked a steep decline in second-quarter earnings due to restructuring costs and lower sales.
General Mills has reported market share growth across its three "priority" categories in the US - cereal, yoghurt and snacks - but sluggish sector sales trends and continuing under-performance from struggling areas of its portfolio continue to hit the group's US retail business.
Boparan Holdings, the owner of 2 Sisters Food Group, revealed ongoing pressure on sales and margins during its first quarter.
Grupo Lala has struck a deal to acquire the assets of Nicaraguan dairy group Eskimo, a move the company said would "strengthen" and "extend" its presence in Central America.
PepsiCo has opened a production facility for snack products in Saudi Arabia to service Middle Eastern markets.
Wiesenhof CEO Peter Wesjohann has suggested growing competition from US poultry imports could push chicken prices down in Germany, potentially to the detriment of animal welfare standards in the country.
Hügli has moved to "strengthen" its natural food business through the acquisition of PrimaVita from Bioherba Group.
US firm Clemens Food Group plans to open a new pork processing plant in Coldwater Township, Michigan, in a move expected to see a total investment of around US$255.7m.
General Mills has said it will be rolling out more than 50 new products in the second half of its financial year, ending in May, as part of its "aggressive" focus on NPD.
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