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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

Geia Foods products include ice creamInvestment firm Credo takes majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods 16 October 2017

Norwegian investment company Credo Partners has bought a majority stake in Denmark's Geia Foods, which develops and supplies "food concepts'' to Scandinavian retailers.

IPO was planned from JBS Foods InternationalBrazilian meat giant JBS pulls plan for public sale of shares 16 October 2017

Brazilian meat giant JBS is withdrawing proposals for a public sale of shares in its international operation, five months after talk re-emerged that the offering planned for this year might be pulled.

Cultured milk BV Dairy moves into kefir cultured milk drinks 16 October 2017

The UK's BV Dairy is moving into contract packaging after winning a long-term contract to supply bottled kefir cultured milk drinks, which is a new product for the Dorset-based company.

September collections fell 2%, while year to date collections were down 1%New Zealand dairy co-op Fonterra cuts 2018 milk collection outlook 16 October 2017

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra cut its 2018 outlook for milk collection after a wet August and September.

Batista brothers face as much as 18 years in jailJBS owners Joesley and Wesley Batista charged with insider trading 12 October 2017

Prosecutors have charged brothers Joesley and Wesley Batista, part of the Batista family that control the Brazilian meat giant JBS, of using inside information to profit from market movements in the company's shares.

Offer needed at least 75% acceptance by shareholders to passSovereign Food Investments shareholders vote to approve Capitalworks takeover 12 October 2017

Shareholders in Sovereign Food Investments have approved the takeover of the South African poultry processor by private-equity firm Capitalworks following a 9 October vote on a ZAR907m (US$66.8m) cash offer.

Food Standards Agency and Red Tractor monitor to also attend enquiry2 Sisters owner Ranjit Boparan called to UK parliamentary enquiry 12 October 2017

Ranjit Singh Boparan, the owner of UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group, has been summoned to appear before a parliamentary enquiry after an undercover investigation revealed poor hygiene standards at its plant in the West Midlands.

Unilever also considering closure of Coleman's Mustard site in Norwich, UKUnilever said to be planning to shift more than 100 UK jobs to Netherlands 11 October 2017

Consumer goods giant Unilever is said to be planning to shift more than a 100 UK jobs to the Netherlands as part of a move to create a new global headquarters for brands such as PG Tips and Magnum ice cream.

Mondelez targets the corporate gifting marketMondelez starts Cadbury Joy Deliveries e-commerce site in India 11 October 2017

Mondelez International's Indian unit has launched "Cadbury Joy Deliveries'', a direct-to-consumer website to build on opportunities in the corporate gifting sector.

Loss in 2016 now amounts to HRK11bnCroatia's Agrokor audit shows US$612m in undisclosed liabilities 10 October 2017

Financially embattled Croatian food company Agrokor failed to disclose more than HRK3.9bn (US$612m) of liabilities in 2016, the company said yesterday (9 October) in its audited results.

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