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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

Total owner Fage sees growth opportunities in EuropeSIAL 2014: Fage targets Europe as US Greek yoghurt boom ends 22 October 2014

Greek dairy manufacturer Fage is eyeing growth in Europe as the Greek yoghurt craze in the US loses steam. Katy Askew caught up with the company at the SIAL exhibition in Paris to find out more.

SIAL 2014: Chile's Empresas Carozzi eyes Asia, Europe growth for Agrozzi 21 October 2014

Chilean food group Empresas Carozzi hopes a focus on quality will drive growth from its Agrozzi business in international markets from Asia to Europe.

Mezzan applies for listing in Kuwait 20 October 2014

Kuwaiti FMCG conglomerate Mezzan Holding has applied to list on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, with plans to float 30% of the group.

Re:Capital Australia eyes confectionery growth with Betta Foods buy 20 October 2014

Re:Capital Australia, Hilco Capital's Australian unit, has formed a confectionery holding company as it pursues growth in the country's premium confectionery sector following its acquisition of Betta Foods.

Simplot has expanded the John West tuna range in AustraliaSimplot launches tuna pasta salad 20 October 2014

Simplot is expanding the John West tuna brand in Australia with the launch of a tuna pasta salad range.

Chiquita firm in face of fresh offerChiquita rebuffs sweetened Cutrale-Safra bid 17 October 2014

The board of Chiquita Brands International has once again rejected takeover advances from Cutrale Group and Safra Group, insisting their improved offer is still not in the best interests of shareholders.

Danone hopes to extend category in US with tie-ups such as its partnership with KelloggIn the spotlight: Will Danone return to growth in fresh dairy? 17 October 2014

Danone has faced myriad issues at its fresh dairies business. The group has been squeezed by weak consumer sentiment in its largest markets, on the one hand, and rising input prices, on the other. Management believes that a focus on improving its mix in developed markets will boost its profit profile. All the while it has been positioning itself to drive the top line in emerging markets. But these efforts are yet to show themselves in the unit's results. Could Danone's fresh dairy business be preparing to turn a corner? Katy Askew reports.

Coles accused of abusing its power Coles faces court over "unconscionable" treatment of suppliers 17 October 2014

Australia's second largest supermarket chain, Coles, is being taken to court by the country's competition watchdog, which alleges Coles' treatment of suppliers represents "unconscionable conduct in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law".

Arla expands in premium cheese through M&AArla acquires Atria cheese unit Falbygdens Ost 16 October 2014

Arla Foods has stuck a deal to acquire Swedish cheese group Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food manufacturer Atria for an undisclosed sum.

Dairy Crest investing in innovation capabilities Dairy Crest to invest GBP4m in innovation hub 16 October 2014

Dairy Crest has unveiled plans to invest GBP4m (US$6.4m) in establishing a food innovation hub in partnership with Harper Adams University.

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