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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

Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's largest chicken processor Scandi Standard acquires Ireland's Manor Farm 27 June 2017

Nordic poultry group Scandi Standard has struck an agreement to buy Manor Farm in a cash-and-shares deal that values Ireland's largest chicken processor at about EUR94m (US$105.2m).


Nestle faces calls for change from activist hedge fund Third PointActivist investor Third Point calls for new strategy at Nestle 26 June 2017

Third Point, a US hedge fund controlled by Daniel Loeb, has taken a CHF3.28bn (US$3.38bn) stake in Nestle - equivalent to about 1% of shares - and called for a strategy shake-up at the Swiss food giant.


Bell no longer faces fine from German competition watchdogGermany overturns Bell price-fixing findings 26 June 2017

Germany's Cartel Office has abandoned antitrust proceedings against Bell Group over accusations of price-fixing in the country's sausage sector dating from 2014.


Valio looking to new markets for growthValio hit by problems in global dairy markets 16 June 2017

Finnish dairy cooperative Valio saw its sales fall by almost 5% in 2016 due to "poor" demand in Asia, an oversupply of milk in the EU and increasing competition.


A2 Milk raises outlook on infant formula demandA2 Milk raises outlook on increased formula sales 16 June 2017

New Zealand's A2 Milk Co. has lifted its full-year revenue on the back of increased infant formula supply from its contract manufacturing partner Synlait Milk.


Greenyard's acquisition should strengthen its position in the mushroom marketGreenyard acquires Poland's Mykogen 15 June 2017

Belgium-based produce group Greenyard Foods has acquired Polish mushroom substrate supplier Mykogen from private-equity firm Abris Capital Partners.


Scandal hit JBS works to improve governance JBS names Marcelo Proença head of compliance 14 June 2017

Embattled Brazilian meat group JBS has appointed Dr Marcelo Proença to the post of global head of compliance in a bid to strengthen its corporate governance structure.


TreeHouse names new COOTreeHouse names Robert Aiken COO 14 June 2017

TreeHouse Foods has appointed former US Foods CEO Robert Aiken to the post of president and chief operating officer.


Bonduelle's US business Ready Pac expands in prepared meals Bonduelle's Ready Pac launches Fresh Prep'd brand 14 June 2017

Ready Pac, the US salad business that was recently acquired by France's Bonduelle, is expanding in the fresh prepared meals category with a new brand, Fresh Prep'd.


UN targets over fishing at sustainable ocean conferenceUN targets illegal fishing in sustainability drive 13 June 2017

United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries as part of The Ocean Conference, hosted by the UN in New York.


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