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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
FoodDrinkEurope, an industry body representing European food makers, has called on governments to reach an “ambitious agreement” on a new global framework on climate change and the COP21 in Paris next November.
Thai Union Group is reorganising some of its finance functions in order to “unlock trapped cash” from its global businesses.
Bean-to-bar chocolate company Madécasse has added a milk chocolate toasted coconut bar to its “Fair for Life” range.
Icelandic-style yoghurt maker Siggi's is launching a 4% fat whole milk yoghurt.
Chinese food firms Jiajia Food Group Co Ltd and Yantai Shuangta Food Co Ltd have both suspended trading of their shares from today (7 July).
Italy's state-owned fund Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) is seeking out investments in the country's food sector in co-operation with the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.
The Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise label was launched in the UK last week in an effort to alert consumers to whether the milk they buy is free range and “support farmers” by paying a “fair price” for cows that are kept in fields for at least six months of the year.
UK sandwich maker On A Roll plans to open a GBP3.2m (US$5m) factory to expand production of its food-to-go sandwiches.
General Mills has been hit by category softness and changing consumer preferences at its US business. With US retail sales representing the group's largest revenue stream, this has weighed on the group's overall results and addressing these issues is a priority for the Cheerios maker. But are General Mills' product innovation and renovation plans enough to get the top line moving in the US? Katy Askew investigates.
Investment firm North Castle Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods, a developer, marketer and distributor of premium organic foods.
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