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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

Kraft Foods sees earnings dropKraft earnings slide as sales volumes pressured 30 October 2014

Kraft Foods Group has booked lower earnings in the first nine months of the year as one-off expenses, input costs and lower sales volumes weighed on profits.


High restructuring costs hit Maple Leaf earnings Maple Leaf earnings miss on transition issues 30 October 2014

Maple Leaf Foods' third-quarter earnings came in below analyst expectations today (30 October) as the Canadian group registered greater-than-expected charges related to a scheme to modernise some of its meat plants.


Nissin earnings pressured by rising costs Nissin income falls despite sales growth 30 October 2014

Nissin Food Holdings, the Japanese noodle giant, reported a fall in nine-month earnings today (30 October) as higher costs offset sales growth.


Bright Dairy earnings upBright Dairy earnings rise on sales gain 30 October 2014

Bright Dairy & Food Co., a listed subsidiary of Chinese food group Bright Food Co., reported higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year.


PilgrimPilgrim's Pride earnings rise on margin growth 30 October 2014

US chicken group Pilgrim's Pride has booked an increase in earnings for the first nine months of the year, boosted by higher sales and margins.


Lancaster earnings drop Higher costs hit Lancaster Colony Q1 30 October 2014

Higher costs weighed on Lancaster Colony first-quarter earnings, which fell despite growing sales, the US company revealed today (30 October).


WelchHealthy Food Brands strikes Welch's licencing deal 30 October 2014

New York-based food group Healthy Food Brands has entered into a licensing agreement that will see it begin to manufacture dried and freeze dried fruit under the Welch's brand.


NateNate's expands with omelette mix NPD 30 October 2014

Nate's Food Co., a US pancake and waffle batter manufacturer, will expand its product offering through the development of a one-minute omelette mix.


Natural food group MamaMancini's appoints COO 30 October 2014

MamaMancini's Holdings, the US natural frozen and chilled food group, has named Matthew Brown its chief operating officer.


Dairy costs weighed on Hershey earningsHershey lowers FY sales, earnings forecasts 29 October 2014

Hershey today (29 October) cut its forecasts for annual net sales and earnings per share on the back of mixed international sales and pressure on commodity costs.


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