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Katy Askew

Articles by Katy Askew

Regenerative practices sequester carbon from the atmosphere into the earth and could help combat climate change, soil degredation and water access issuesHow the food industry can help reverse climate change 25 July 2017

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the biggest threats facing humanity. The impact of global warming can be seen across the world and it is already causing insecurity and uncertainty in food industry supply chains. As a significant CO2 emitter, the food industry is uniquely positioned to tackle the issue through innovation. Katy Askew looks at how food makers can help mitigate – and even reverse – global warming by using their supply chains to rejuvenate farmlands and forests.


Lala sees sales and earnings growth in Q2Grupo Lala buoyed by growth in Mexico, US expansion 25 July 2017

Grupo Lala, the Mexican dairy company, reported higher second-quarter sales and earnings on the back of organic growth in Mexico and Central America and expansion in the US.


Wessanen's focus on brands paid off in the first half of this yearWessanen growth supported by shift to branded sales 25 July 2017

European health foods group Wessanen booked a jump in first-half sales and profits this morning (25 July) thanks to the continued growth of its branded sales.


Ferrara said to be eyeing Nestle's US confectionery business Ferrara 'eyeing Nestle's US confectionery brands' 24 July 2017

US confectioner Ferrara Candy Company has been named as a possible suitor in the sale of Nestle's US confectionery business.


Fonterra eyeing demand in AsiaFonterra invests in cream cheese production for Asian markets 21 July 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is investing in two new cream cheese plants as it eyes growth in Asian markets.


Raisio lowers 2017 outlookRaisio cuts outlook on UK "challenges" 21 July 2017

Raisio, the Finland-based food group, has lowered its 2017 EBIT forecast due to the "prolonged production and commercial challenges" faced by its UK confectionery business, lower than estimated profitability and the weakening of the pound against the euro.


East Balt has sites in more than 20 international locationsGrupo Bimbo to buy East Balt Bakeries 21 July 2017

Grupo Bimbo has entered into an agreement to acquire US-based foodservice supplier East Balt Bakeries for a US$650m.


PepsiCo details leadership shuffle PepsiCo promotes Ramon Laguarta to president 20 July 2017

PepsiCo has promoted the CEO of its Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa unit, Ramon Laguarta, to the post of group president.


Hilton sees first-half progressHilton boosted by volumes, forex 20 July 2017

UK meat packer Hilton Food Group reported higher first-half sales thanks to increased volumes and currency exchange headwinds.


Premier Foods expects flat H1 sales despite Q1 dropPremier Foods sales slip on grocery weakness 20 July 2017

Premier Foods revealed this morning (20 July) its first-quarter revenue fell by 3.1% as declining sales of the UK group's grocery brands offset the growth of sweet treats and non-branded items.


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