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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

Fazer expands in  Finnish biscuit category Fazer buys Mondelez's Domino, Jaffa and Fanipala brands 29 April 2016

Finland's Fazer Group announced today that it is expanding its share of the bakery sector with the acquisition of the  Domino, Jaffa and Fanipala brands from Mondelez International. 


Fyffes lifts expectationsFyffes raises outlook on M&A 29 April 2016

Irish produce group Fyffes raised its full-year outlook this morning (29 April) to reflect the expected contribution of recently acquired business Highline Produce. 


BRF sees sales value, volume increasesBRF Q1 sales driven by Europe, Asia  29 April 2016

BRF has booked a double-digit increase in first-quarter sales, with revenue growth lead by its operations in Europe and Asia. 


Murray Goulburn could face legal action on lower profitsMurray Goulburn accused of "misleading" the market in class action suit  29 April 2016

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy cooperative partially listed on the ASX, is facing a class action lawsuit following this week's profit warning over allegations that it "mislead" the market with "overly optimistic" profit expectations. 


Eurial, Agrial dairy coops announce merger proposal 29 April 2016

French dairy cooperative Eurial plans to merge with the dairy activities of French agricultural cooperative Agrial. 


Tipiak results boosted by frozen, chilled foods 29 April 2016

French food group Tipiak reported higher sales for 2015, with growth led by expansion of the firm's chilled and frozen business. 


First Milk sees profits returning First Milk expects to return to profit  29 April 2016

First Milk, the UK dairy cooperative, said that it expects to return to profit as it updated its farmer-owners on the progress of its turnaround efforts. 


Agrial weathers Agrial grows earnings in "major agricultural crisis"  29 April 2016

French agricultural cooperative Agrial said it grew 2015 sales and earnings despite facing a "major agricultural crisis". 


ConAgra sells two bakeriesConAgra sells two bakeries to Alpha Baking  28 April 2016

ConAgra Foods has struck a deal to sell two bakeries to US bread maker Alpha Baking. 


Pinnacle Q1 boosted by Boulder Brands acquisition Pinnacle Q1 sales rise on M&A 28 April 2016

Pinnacle Foods said today (28 April) that it made a "solid" start to fiscal 2016, with sales boosted by the US group's recent acquisition of local peer Boulder Brands. 


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