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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

Inventure launching strategic and financial reviewInventure launches "strategic and financial" review 27 July 2016

Inventure Foods, the US food maker, booked higher sales in the second quarter of the year but this was not enough to shrug off decreases in the first quarter and the company's year-to-date revenue remained down. 

Calls for sale mounting at SunOptaSunOpta 'under more pressure to unlock value' 27 July 2016

A second activist investor, West Face Capital, is reportedly adding to pressure from Tourbillon Capital Partners for SunOpta to sell its business. 

Beingmate expects losses after fraud scandalBeingmate lowers outlook on formula fraud scandal  27 July 2016

Chinese infant formula maker Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co. has lowered its outlook for profits for the first half of this year, warning of the impact fraudulent infant formula sales has had on its brands.

Justin's expands lineup with new snack packsHormel's Justin's arm adds to range 27 July 2016

Hormel Foods' US nut butter and snack business Justin's has extended its snack pack product line with the launch of Justin's peanut butter and banana chip snack pack.

Schar extends Spanish product offeringDr Schar launches gluten-free pain au chocolat in Spain 27 July 2016

Dr Schär, the largest European maker of gluten-free products, has announced the launch of gluten-free pain au chocolat in Spain. 

Second Nature secures GMO-free verificationKar's Nuts secures Non-GMO verification for Second Nature snacks 27 July 2016

US snack maker Kar's Nuts has secured Non-GMO Project verified status for 12 snack medleys sold under its Second Nature brand.

What impact has Brexit had on business confidence in the global food sector?UK food companies pessimistic on medium-term outlook after Brexit 26 July 2016

UK food companies are more downbeat on the medium-term prospects for the global food industry than their European neighbours in the wake of the country's decision to exit the European Union, according to a new survey carried out by just-food. 

Greencore sales up in first 9MGreencore sees "modest" Brexit impact  26 July 2016

Ireland-based food maker Greencore said today (26 July) the impact of the UK's decision to exit the EU will have a "minimal" short-term impact on its business.

Lala grows sales and earningsGrupo Lala hails progress as sales, earnings grow 26 July 2016

Grupo Lala has attributed its higher second-quarter sales and earnings to the Mexican dairy group's focus on strategic priorities.

Wessanen sees growth in demandWessanen sees demand grow for "sustainable, healthy" foods 26 July 2016

European natural food group Wessanen grew sales and earnings in the first half of the year, with sales of its own brands accelerating in the second quarter as the group benefited from growing demand for its offering of "sustainable, healthy" foods. 

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