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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

Sustainable produce group BrightFarms secures US$30m in funds  23 September 2016

BrightFarms has secured US$30.1m in financing to "dramatically expand" the markets it can reach with its locally grown produce. 

Aryzta names new chairman of the boardAryzta appoints Gary McGann as chairman 23 September 2016

Bakery group Aryzta has proposed the appointment Gary McGann as its chairman, replacing Denis Lucey who is retiring. 

Alpro failed to identify tweet as advertising material, ASA findsASA rebukes WhiteWave's Alpro over AJ Odudu tweet 23 September 2016

The UK's advertising standards watchdog has rebuked WhiteWave Foods-owned dairy-free brand Alpro over a promotional tweet issued by television presenter AJ Odudu. 

Fonterra upbeat on profit growth Fonterra says value-added strategy paying off  22 September 2016

Fonterra said today (22 September) its strategy to focus on higher-value products is paying off as it delivered a 65% jump in annual net profit. 

Clover extending non-GMO commitment to conventional milkClover Stornetta Farms converting to non-GMO certification  22 September 2016

US dairy Clover Stornetta Farms has committed to convert its conventional milk products to the Non-GMO Project Verified programme over the next two years. 

B&G acquires ABF's US spice business, including the Spice Islands brandB&G Foods acquires ABF's US spice business 21 September 2016

B&G Foods has entered into an agreement to buy the spices and seasonings business of ACH Food Companies, a US arm of Associated British Foods. 

General Mills sees decline in 'foundation' brands and   US yogurt General Mills profit falls as sales disappoint  21 September 2016

General Mills reported lower first-quarter profit today (21 September) as sales failed to meet the company's expectations. 

F&N appoints CEO to oversee food strategy Fraser and Neave appoints food CEO  21 September 2016

Fraser and Neave, the Singapore-based food and beverage group, has appointed Bennett Neo to the newly-created post of chief executive of its food business. 

Nellson plans to build new plant in CaliforniaNellson to open new US$40-50m production facility 21 September 2016

Nutrition bar maker Nellson has said it will replace its "ageing" Irwindale, California, production facility with a new US$40-50m plant to be located in the nearby city of Ontario, further east in the state. 

Zespri seeking new CEOZespri to commence search for new CEO  21 September 2016

Produce group Zespri will start a search process to select a new chief executive officer next year with a view to having the appointee in the post by the beginning of 2018. 

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