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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

Bel takes majority in GoGosqueeZ maker MOM Bel takes majority stake in MOM Group 21 October 2016

Bel Group has finalised a deal that will see it acquire 65% of fellow French business MOM Brands from investment firm LBO France. 

CP Foods targets older Thai consumers with investment in soupCP Foods targets ageing population with Thai soup plant  21 October 2016

Thai food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods is building a production plant in Thailand to produce "healthy soup" aimed at "elderly people and patients". 

HKScan expects lower operating profit this yearHKScan warns on profits 21 October 2016

European meat group HKScan has lowered its full-year profit forecast on weaker sales and higher costs. 

Tyson faces fresh action over collusion allegations Class action launched over Tyson collusion accusations  21 October 2016

Law firm Gainey McKenna & Egleston has launched a class action lawsuit on behalf of Tyson Foods investors alleging the company concealed collusion with other leading US poultry processors to fix chicken prices. 

Candy maker Topps appoints new CEOTopps promotes COO Michael Brandstaedter to CEO  21 October 2016

Bazooka candy maker Topps Co. has promoted its president and chief operating officer, Michael Brandstaedter, to the post of CEO. 

Nestle lowers outlook for full-year sales growth, misses expectations Nestle lowers outlook on "softer environment" 20 October 2016

Nestle lowered its full-year sales forecast in an environment "marked by deflation" and soft pricing today (20 October) after reporting nine-month sales that missed analyst expectations. 

Metropoulos investment used to fund acquisition of Golden Flake maker Golden EnterprisesMetropoulos invests in US snack maker Utz Quality Foods  20 October 2016

Investment firm Metropoulos & Co. has formed a "strategic partnership" with family-owned US snack maker Utz Quality Foods. 

US Foods expands seafood offering with Save On Seafood acquisition US Foods acquires Save on Seafood  20 October 2016

Foodservice supplier US Foods has agreed to acquire Save On Seafood, a Florida-based seafood processor and distributor. 

Symington's names new CEO Symington's promotes COO John Power to CEO  20 October 2016

UK-based convenience food maker Symington's has promoted its chief operating officer, John Power, to the post of CEO. 

Murray Goulburn expects profit drop, cuts milk price Murray Goulburn cuts profit outlook on lower milk intake  20 October 2016

Embattled Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has lowered its expectations for its full-year profits after cutting its forecast milk intake for the period. 

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