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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
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.
Chilean food group Empresas Carozzi hopes a focus on quality will drive growth from its Agrozzi business in international markets from Asia to Europe.
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, 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 is expanding the John West tuna brand in Australia with the launch of a tuna pasta salad range.
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 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.
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 Foods has stuck a deal to acquire Swedish cheese group Falbygdens Ost from Finnish food manufacturer Atria for an undisclosed sum.
Dairy Crest has unveiled plans to invest GBP4m (US$6.4m) in establishing a food innovation hub in partnership with Harper Adams University.
- Focus: Will Danone return to growth in dairy?
- Why Nestle is relaxed about the China "drag"
- SIAL 2014: Greek yoghurt firm Fage targets Europe
- SIAL: French firm Michel et Augustin to enter US
- Focus: Why French retail deals could hit suppliers
- SIAL 2014: Premier in talks over US manufacturing
- Symington's acquires Tanfield Foods
- Danone "eyes acquisition of Mead Johnson"
- Kellogg, Nestle slammed for "chaotic" salt policy
- Heinz silent over Polish factory expansion talk