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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

Aryzta profits increase on M&AAryzta profits rise on M&A 29 September 2014

Swiss bakery group Aryzta has booked a jump in full-year earnings, boosted by acquisitions and a strong performance in the developed markets of Europe and North America.

Triumph buys half of DailySeaboard sells half of Daily's Premium Meats to Triumph 29 September 2014

Seaboard Corp. has agreed to sell 50% of processed meats division Daily's Premium Meats to US pork group Triumph Foods.

Diamond taps into key trends - natural, protein snacksOn the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend portfolio 26 September 2014

Diamond Foods expects to return to profitability in its new financial year, pointing to the benefit of an on-trend product portfolio in the US, improved walnut supply and reduced financial costs.

Iglo sales flat Iglo hails market share gains despite flat sales 26 September 2014

European frozen food manufacturer Iglo Group today (26 September) reported stagnant second-quarter sales but said it had seen market share gains in seven out of the 12 markets in which it operates.

Losses narrow at Kettle owner Diamond FoodsDiamond Foods reports positive earnings evolution 26 September 2014

Diamond Foods reported improved earnings trends throughout fiscal 2014, with losses growing progressively narrower over the course of the year.

Chiquita, Fyffes sweeten merger Chiquita, Fyffes change merger deal to fend off Cutrale-Safra bid 26 September 2014

Chiquita Brands International and Fyffes have revised the terms of their deal to merge, in a bid to fend off the takeover bid for the US produce group from Brazilian bidders Cutrale Group and Safra Group.

Mini OsDr Schar adds to DS-Gluten Free brand with Mini Os biscuit 26 September 2014

Free-from specialist Dr. Schär is launching Mini Os gluten- and wheat-free biscuits as part of its DS-Gluten Free brand in the UK.

Produce Investments earnings rise on margin growth 26 September 2014

UK potato firm Produce Investments has booked a near 50% increase in full-year operating profit, with margin gains offsetting a decline in revenue.

Krusteaz flatbreadContinental Mills launches Krusteaz flatbread mixes in US 26 September 2014

Continental Mills has launched a line of flatbread mixes under its Krusteaz brand in the US.

UB bidders shortlisted - reportsUnited Biscuits "shortlists Kellogg, Burton's, Ulker" 25 September 2014

Blackstone Group and PAI Partners have reportedly shortlisted three potential buyers as they look to exit their investment in UK Jacob's and McVitie's maker United Biscuits.

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