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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
Swiss dairy group Emmi is acquiring a 40% stake in Brazilian dairy processor Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio.
WH Group, China's largest pork processor, said its sales and earnings edged up during the first quarter as a stronger result from its hog and fresh pork units offset a decrease in packaged meat profits.
Grupo Bimbo has booked mixed first-quarter results, with higher sales but pressure on profitability.
Pinnacle Foods, the maker of brands including Bird's Eye and Duncan Hines, was able to report higher first-quarter sales as growth in the group's grocery business offset declining revenue from its frozen brands.
Increased sales volumes and the depreciation of the Mexican peso lifted Gruma's first quarter revenues, which rose 12% year-on-year.
Ajinomoto Windsor, the North American arm of Japanese food giant Ajinomoto, has announced plans to build a new appetiser production facility in Joplin, Missouri.
Australia-based Freedom Foods Group is balancing its ambitions to grow at home and abroad. A supplier of allergen-free products in Australia, Freedom Foods is expanding its domestic presence through a focus on innovation. At the same time, the company is trying to grow its dairy, snack and cereal sales in China and the US. Katy Askew spoke to Freedom's general manager of marketing and innovation, Tom Dusseldorp, to find out more.
US frozen children's meal maker Kidfresh plans to "accelerate growth" following a funding round led by Monogram Capital Partners.
Pasta and rice group Ebro Foods said it is benefiting from its "consumer first" approach, which enabled it to book an increase in first-quarter earnings today (26 April).
J&J Snack Foods saw second-quarter sales lifted by the recently-acquired Hill & Valley cookie business but the contribution the brand made to profits during the period was "marginal".
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