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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
Tyson Foods said it made a "great" start to the year, as sales and earnings rose in the wake of its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
Japanese probiotics company Yakult booked an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings driven by strong overseas growth.
Dean Foods is closing its Verifine Dairy fluid milk processing plant in Sheboygan as part of a move to consolidate operations in Wisconsin.
ConAgra Foods has confirmed that it will stop manufacturing RyKrisp crackers due to "low demand" for the product.
JBS has announced plans to invest US$75m to expand capacity at its value-added beef processing plant in Hyrum, Utah.
Mead Johnson booked an increase in full-year earnings and sales, as higher revenue at its business units in the Americas and Europe offset a weaker performance in China and Hong Kong.
Food manufacturers are catching some flack for extending payment terms to their suppliers. The growing tension in the supply chain points to the pressure manufacturers are themselves facing in the current trading environment - and their need to free up cash flow in the balance sheet. But, in a charged political atmosphere, manufacturers should tread carefully, Katy Askew suggests.
Campbell Soup Co. is reorganising its business into three divisions the US group says reflect its strategic growth priorities.
Lancaster Colony reported lower first-half earnings as a deterioration in sales mix and higher costs offset top line gains at the pie-to-condiments maker.
Cranswick's third-quarter revenue was "marginally ahead" of last year despite lower pricing in what remained a "competitive" environment.
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