All articles by Simon Harvey

Simon Harvey

Simon has been writing about the food industry with Just Food since 2017. Prior to that, he was a financial news editor at Bloomberg and Dow Jones for around 17 years, working out of bureaus in London, Singapore and Malaysia.

Lactalis fined in Italy over dairy code breaches

Farmers’ association Coldiretti claimed last year that Lactalis was engaged in “unfair practices” in relation to milk supply.

Nestlé drums down on volume “bedrock” as pricing effect fades

Restoring volumes is a “long-term recipe for success” as real internal growth turned negative in 2023.

Grupo Bimbo gears up for “transitional phase” amid contrasts in consumer behaviour

The bakery giant indicated commodity price pressures are starting to abate.

TreeHouse Foods recall-induced broth revamp spills over into 2024

“Our ability to grow sales in 2024 will be temporarily constrained by the efforts to restart our broth facility” – CEO Steven Oakland.

New Zealand’s A2 Milk pushes back longer-term revenue target

A2 Milk cites declining birth rates in China as a factor for the less upbeat outlook.

Oatly incurs hefty impairment for decision to abandon new factories

The US-listed oat drinks business has yet to pull itself out of the red.

Monthly UK food prices drop for first time since 2021

Grocery costs including soft drinks eased again in January, cooling for a 10th consecutive month.

WK Kellogg raises EBITDA outlook on post-split margin progression

Stifel estimates adjusted EBITDA margin will improve to 10% in fiscal 2024.