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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

Katy Askew is just-food's deputy editor, with over thirteen 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 ten 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.

Articles by Katy Askew

James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger back campaign to cut meat consumption in ChinaChinese push to cut meat consumption 28 June 2016

A campaign has been launched to reduce the consumption of meat products in China after the Chinese authorities issued new dietary guidelines calling on consumers to eat less meat. 

ConAgra expands in Russia with JV agreement ConAgra Lamb Weston, Meijer ink Russian JV with  Belaya Dacha  28 June 2016

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and its European partner Netherlands-based Meijer Frozen Foods have established a joint venture with  Belaya Dacha to serve the Russian market. 

Kraft wheat price manipulation case to go aheadKraft Heinz, Mondelez to face wheat price-fixing suit  28 June 2016

Kraft Heinz Co. and Mondelez International have been named in a second lawsuit alleging the illegal manipulation of wheat futures by Kraft Foods Group after a federal court in Chicago refused a motion to dismiss. 

General Mills launches Yoplait made with goat and sheep milk in France General Mills debuts goat and sheep milk Yoplait in France  28 June 2016

General Mills has revealed plans to launch a range of seven Yoplait yoghurts made from goat and sheep milk in the French market. 

Elmer invests in chocolate productionElmer Chocolate invests US$40m in Louisiana production site 28 June 2016

US chocolate-to-caramel group Elmer Chocolate has completed a US$40m expansion of its manufacturing facility in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Food prices Brexit – NFU farmers warn of UK food price spike  27 June 2016

The National Farmers Union has warned the UK's decision to leave the EU will likely result in a short-term spike in the price of food in the country. 

Ireland calls for EU to offer support to dairy sector Brexit - Ireland calls for "flexible" EU dairy package 27 June 2016

Ireland's Food Minister, Michael Creed, has called for the EU to adopt a "flexible" approach to any dairy aid package, insisting currency uncertainty in the wake of Brexit and the country's "unique" trading relationship with the UK should be taken into account. 

NFPC 'drops' sale plansNational Foods Products Co. 'abandons sale'  23 June 2016

The owners of the UAE's National Foods Products Co. (NFPC) have reportedly abandoned negotiations over the potential sale of a majority stake in the Abu Dhabi-based dairy group. 

Kellogg adds to product range in IndiaKellogg's launches Ragi Chocos in India  23 June 2016

Kellogg has launched a line of kids breakfast cereals in India, Kellogg's Ragi Chocos. 

Natra consumer sales under pressureNatra returns to profit on lower costs 23 June 2016

Spanish private-label chocolate group Natra revealed this morning (22 June) it returned to profit in the first quarter of this year on stable sales and lower operating costs. 

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