All articles by 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.

Simon Harvey

What’s keeping the ketogenic diet alive?

A keto diet is increasingly being adopted as a disputed mechanism to combat hypertension and diabetes, and even chronic diseases like Alzhiemer’s.

Campbell Soup points to volume pick-up as pricing starts to subside

Pricing to offset input costs remains in double-digits despite core inflation easing to 8%.

“Ongoing inflation” poses risk to J.M. Smucker’s sales, EPS outlook

“We are not seeing material inflation or material deflation,” CFO Tucker Marshall said the fiscal 2023 results presentation.

Mars expands cat-food production in Australia

The Mars facility in Wodonga, Victoria, serves the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Hormel Foods defends pricing actions as further increases planned

The Skippy peanut butter maker saw second-quarter retail volumes fall 7.1%.

Optimism on food commodities as FAO index sinks to two-year low

The FAO Food Price Index is now 22.1% off an all-time high in March 2022.

Eider Vertical Farming joins growing list of failing ag-tech businesses

Set up in 2019, Eider VF brought in administrators on 15 May.

Brazil’s BRF attracts share pledges from Saudi Arabia’s Salic and largest shareholder Marfrig

Salic and Marfrig have committed to purchase 250 million shares each in any “future primary” share offering.

Greencore seeks margin recovery as private-label supplier slips to loss

Former Aryzta, C&C Group and SABMiller executive Jonathan Solesbury will replace Emma Hynes as CFO in June.

Unilever CFO Graeme Pitkethly to retire after more than two decades with Marmite maker

The finance chief is due to depart in May next year, following Alan Jope’s exit as CEO by year-end.