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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

Wessanen sees Bjorg, other brands, lift performance Wessanen sees sales and earnings gains 24 October 2014

Dutch food group Wessanen booked higher sales and earnings for the first nine months of the year this morning (24 October).

FSA to investigate goat cheese fraud claims 24 October 2014

The UK's Food Standards Agency is to investigate claims from consumer group Which? that goat cheese in UK supermarkets has been fraudulently labelled.

Food companies with an export focus gathered in Paris this week to attend the SIAL exhibition Food industry quotes of the week: Chiquita, Unilever, SIAL 2014 24 October 2014

A busy week in the food industry calendar, with the SIAL exhibition in Paris, ended with a shock announcement: Chiquita Brands International's shareholders rejected the company's plan to merge with Ireland's Fyffes. Elsewhere, we heard third-quarter updates from Unilever, Premier Foods and Mead Johnson.

Del Monte Pacific to raise funds with share issue 24 October 2014

Del Monte Pacific plans to issue 36m preferred shares at US$10 per share as part of efforts to raise funds in order to refinance debt.

Hanoimilk sales deteriorate but earnings gain 24 October 2014

Hanoimilk, the Vietnamese dairy group, continued to witness declining revenues in the third quarter of the year but lower costs saw profits strengthen.

Cranswick snaps up cooked chicken, turkey manufacturer Benson ParkCranswick expands in poultry with Benson Park buy 23 October 2014

UK pork processor Cranswick has expanded its presence in the UK poultry category through the acquisition of premium cooked poultry firm Benson Park.

Mead Johnson earnings rise but shares slide 23 October 2014

Mead Johnson, the US-based infant nutrition group, has booked an increase in third quarter sales and earnings but a narrow miss of consensus expectations caused shares to slide in New York today (23 October).

Yong Wen wants to build brandsSIAL 2014: Yong Wen Food eyeing Europe, ME 23 October 2014

Singapore-based food group Yong Wen Foods hopes to grow the overseas presence of its own brands, with a particular focus on Europe and select markets in the Middle East.

Total owner Fage sees growth opportunities in EuropeSIAL 2014: Fage targets Europe as US Greek yoghurt boom ends 22 October 2014

Greek dairy manufacturer Fage is eyeing growth in Europe as the Greek yoghurt craze in the US loses steam. Katy Askew caught up with the company at the SIAL exhibition in Paris to find out more.

SIAL 2014: Chile's Empresas Carozzi eyes Asia, Europe growth for Agrozzi 21 October 2014

Chilean food group Empresas Carozzi hopes a focus on quality will drive growth from its Agrozzi business in international markets from Asia to Europe.

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