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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

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

Climate change impacting food industry through production and price stability European food industry calls for "ambitious" climate action 7 July 2015

FoodDrinkEurope, an industry body representing European food makers, has called on governments to reach an “ambitious agreement” on a new global framework on climate change and the COP21 in Paris next November.


Acquisitive Thai Union freeing up cashThai Union unlocking cash in finance move 7 July 2015

Thai Union Group is reorganising some of its finance functions in order to “unlock trapped cash” from its global businesses.


Madécasse to launch new bar in UK, Europe, US and Australia Madécasse launching milk chocolate toasted coconut bar 7 July 2015

Bean-to-bar chocolate company Madécasse has added a milk chocolate toasted coconut bar to its “Fair for Life” range.


Siggis whole milk yoghurtSiggi's launches whole milk yoghurt 7 July 2015

Icelandic-style yoghurt maker Siggi's is launching a 4% fat whole milk yoghurt.


Jiajia, Yantai suspend shares pending announcement 7 July 2015

Chinese food firms Jiajia Food Group Co Ltd and Yantai Shuangta Food Co Ltd have both suspended trading of their shares from today (7 July).


FSI eyes Italian food sectorFSI plans to step up investment in Italian food sector 6 July 2015

Italy's state-owned fund Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI) is seeking out investments in the country's food sector in co-operation with the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry.


Free-range dairy label launched in UKUK's first free range milk label launched 6 July 2015

The Free Range Dairy Pasture Promise label was launched in the UK last week in an effort to alert consumers to whether the milk they buy is free range and “support farmers” by paying a “fair price” for cows that are kept in fields for at least six months of the year.


Sandwich maker On A Roll invests in new factory 6 July 2015

UK sandwich maker On A Roll plans to open a GBP3.2m (US$5m) factory to expand production of its food-to-go sandwiches.


Innovation and renovation form bedrock of General MillsOn the money: Can General Mills improve US sales through innovation? 3 July 2015

General Mills has been hit by category softness and changing consumer preferences at its US business. With US retail sales representing the group's largest revenue stream, this has weighed on the group's overall results and addressing these issues is a priority for the Cheerios maker. But are General Mills' product innovation and renovation plans enough to get the top line moving in the US? Katy Askew investigates.


North Castle invests in SproutNorth Castle acquires controlling stake in Sprout Organic Foods 3 July 2015

Investment firm North Castle Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods, a developer, marketer and distributor of premium organic foods.


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