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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

Emmi invests in Brazil's Laticínios Porto AlegreEmmi acquires stake in Brazil’s Laticinios Porto Alegre 28 April 2017

Swiss dairy group Emmi is acquiring a 40% stake in Brazilian dairy processor Laticínios Porto Alegre Indústria e Comércio. 


WH Group continuing global development strategy WH Group sales, earnings edge up in Q1 28 April 2017

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. 


Bimbo sales rise, earnings hit by investment Grupo Bimbo sees mixed Q1 27 April 2017

Grupo Bimbo has booked mixed first-quarter results, with higher sales but pressure on profitability. 


Pinnacle sales grow but earnings a mixed picturePinnacle feeling the chill in frozen as grocery grows  27 April 2017

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. 


Gruma sales gains support earningsGruma sees sales lifted by volumes, forex 27 April 2017

Increased sales volumes and the depreciation of the Mexican peso lifted Gruma's first quarter revenues, which rose 12% year-on-year. 


Ajinomoto to set up frozen appetisers plant in USAjinomoto invests in new US frozen facility  27 April 2017

Ajinomoto Windsor, the North American arm of Japanese food giant Ajinomoto, has announced plans to build a new appetiser production facility in Joplin, Missouri.


Freedom using Crafted Blends to target snacks market in AustraliaFreedom Foods Group charting growth strategy from Australia to China and US – interview 26 April 2017

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. 


Kidfresh raises fresh capital, eyes growth Kidfresh eyes growth after funding round  26 April 2017

US frozen children's meal maker Kidfresh plans to "accelerate growth" following a funding round led by Monogram Capital Partners. 


Ebro sees profit growth in first-quarterEbro sees benefits of "consumer-first" approach in Q1 26 April 2017

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 sales growth accelerates in Q2J&J Snacks revenue lifted by Hill & Valley acquisition 26 April 2017

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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