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Simon Harvey

Simon HarveyBiography

Simon Harvey, news editor at just-food, has worked as a journalist on financial newswires for more than 17 years, covering Asian and European markets from Singapore, Malaysia and London.

Articles by Simon Harvey

Ferrero has already invested $12m in the plantFerrero invests $9m in New Jersey plant to support Kinder Joy demand 22 October 2018

Italian confectionery giant Ferrero is investing US$9m to expand a plant in the US to support demand for its Kinder Joy kids' treats.

The Meatless Farm Co.'s founder Morten Toft Bech believes there is "potentially an opportunity bigger than we initially thought" - the bitesize interview 22 October 2018

UK start-up The Meatless Farm Co. just made its supermarket debut in 640 Sainsbury's stores. Simon Harvey speaks to its founder, Danish entrepreneur Morten Toft Bech. 

The Authentic Food Co. reportedly spoke to The Authentic Food Co. to close Dundalk facility 22 October 2018

UK-based The Authentic Food Co. is to close a plant in Ireland due to a lack of profitability, putting more than 100 jobs at risk.

Nestle rolled out its A2 Illuma formula in China this yearNestle's infant formula division buoyant as frozen foods struggles 19 October 2018

Nestlé's nutrition and health division outperformed the Swiss food giant's other business units in the first nine months of the fiscal year amid growth from infant nutrition.

Marine Harvest's new Shanghai plant central to the dealMarine Harvest inks salmon supply deal in China with e-commerce giant Alibaba 19 October 2018

Norway-based seafood group Marine Harvest has entered into an agreement with China's e-commerce giant Alibaba for the supply of fresh salmon products.

Cobas is proposing a capital raise of EUR400m and the disposal of some non-core assetsAryzta says Cobas financing proposal is "inadequate" 17 October 2018

Aryzta says an alternative capital-raising proposal presented this week from its largest shareholder is "inadequate". 

Case revolves around the so-called Carne Fraca or Two former BRF executives referred to prosecutors in connection with fraud probe 16 October 2018

Two former executives of Brazilian meat giant BRF have been referred to federal prosecutors by police in connection with an investigation into alleged fraud in 2017.

Ajinomoto is spending JPY40bn on the restructuring exerciseAjinomoto consolidates food operations to boost margins 16 October 2018

Japan-based food group Ajinomoto is consolidating operations as part of a restructuring exercise in a bid to raise profit margins.

M&M's Hazelnut Spread due for US launch in AprilMars invests in US plant to support launch of M&M's Hazelnut Spread 15 October 2018

Mars is investing US$142m in a plant in Tennessee to accommodate the planned launch of a product under its M&M's brand - Hazelnut Spread.

Hartmann is based in Warendorf-Milte, North Rhine-WestphaliaGroup of Butchers breaks into Germany with Hartmann acquisition 15 October 2018

Group of Butchers, a Dutch supplier of meat and mince-based products, is breaking into the German market for the first time with the acquisition of Hartmann.

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