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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

Campbell earnings, sales fall in Q3Campbell improves earnings outlook despite Q3 slide 22 May 2015

Campbell Soup Co. said it expects full-year earnings to fall in the upper end of its guidance range despite a slump in third-quarter sales and EBIT.

Cadbury Australia cutting jobsCadbury to cut Australian jobs 22 May 2015

Mondelez International chocolate unit Cadbury has cut 80 manufacturing jobs in Australia, according to union sources.

DMK CEO Dr Schwaiger says costs must be cut to remain competitive DMK to shut two ice cream plants 22 May 2015

DMK plans to close its “outdated” ice cream production plants in Recke and Nuremberg in order to reduce production costs.

DMK, DOC Kaas merger moves closerDOC Kaas backs DMK merger 22 May 2015

The members of Dutch dairy cooperative DOC Kaas have backed a proposal to merge their operations with those of German cooperative DMK.

Marine Harvest cuts stake in Havfisk 22 May 2015

Marine Harvest has sold its 11.92% stake in Norwegian seafood group Havfisk.

Dairy Crest upbeat on dairies sale processOn the money: Why Dairy Crest needs to offload dairies 21 May 2015

Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Muller Wiseman Dairies will gain competition approval. The group's full-year results, released earlier this morning, show exactly why this sale is vital to Dairy Crest's performance.

Commission rejects mandatory origin labelling Brussels rejects mandatory origin labels for dairy 21 May 2015

The European Commission has rejected mandatory country-of-origin labels for dairy products in recommendations that will be passed to the European Council and Parliament.

Maggi under spotlight in Indian stateNestle: Maggi noodles "safe" despite India recall 21 May 2015

Nestle has insisted its Maggi noodles on sale in India are "safe" after local reports suggested food safety authorities in Uttar Pradesh have detected monosodium glutamate and lead in product tests.

Yoghurt, cheese, ice cream, flavoured milk and milk offer most potential for lactose-free product development Briefing: Latin America and dairy - Does lactose-free offer room to grow in LatAm? 21 May 2015

The lactose-free sector is a small niche segment in Latin America's dairy market. A communicable point of difference, high growth rates – albeit from a low base – and premium pricing could make it an appealing proposition for dairy manufacturers. But, in order to capitalise, processors must overcome some significant barriers to expansion. Katy Askew reports.

Kjeldsen upbeat on ArlaArla expands in Egypt with Juhayna JV 21 May 2015

Arla Foods has inked a joint venture agreement with Egyptian dairy Juhanya Food Industries that will see the European co-operative's products fed into the firm's distribution network in the country.

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