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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
Campbell Soup Co. said it expects full-year earnings to fall in the upper end of its guidance range despite a slump in third-quarter sales and EBIT.
Mondelez International chocolate unit Cadbury has cut 80 manufacturing jobs in Australia, according to union sources.
DMK plans to close its “outdated” ice cream production plants in Recke and Nuremberg in order to reduce production costs.
The members of Dutch dairy cooperative DOC Kaas have backed a proposal to merge their operations with those of German cooperative DMK.
Marine Harvest has sold its 11.92% stake in Norwegian seafood group Havfisk.
Dairy Crest chief executive Mark Allen said today (21 May) he is "confident" the group's disposal of its struggling dairies business to Muller Wiseman Dairies will gain competition approval. The group's full-year results, released earlier this morning, show exactly why this sale is vital to Dairy Crest's performance.
The European Commission has rejected mandatory country-of-origin labels for dairy products in recommendations that will be passed to the European Council and Parliament.
Nestle has insisted its Maggi noodles on sale in India are "safe" after local reports suggested food safety authorities in Uttar Pradesh have detected monosodium glutamate and lead in product tests.
The lactose-free sector is a small niche segment in Latin America's dairy market. A communicable point of difference, high growth rates – albeit from a low base – and premium pricing could make it an appealing proposition for dairy manufacturers. But, in order to capitalise, processors must overcome some significant barriers to expansion. Katy Askew reports.
Arla Foods has inked a joint venture agreement with Egyptian dairy Juhanya Food Industries that will see the European co-operative's products fed into the firm's distribution network in the country.
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