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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

Simplot expansion will create around 87 jobsSimplot invests $460m to expand plant in Canada's Manitoba 20 February 2018

Simplot is investing US$460m in its plant in Manitoba, Canada, as the US-based agri-food business seeks to more than double capacity.

Singapore is also drawing up guidelines for food manufacturersSingapore steps up campaign against sugar to tackle diabetes rates 20 February 2018

Singapore is stepping up its campaign to reduce sugar in food and drink, seven months after launching a SGD20m (US$15.2m) healthier food scheme last year targeting ingredients suppliers.

Brian Mehigan will shift to strategy officerKerry Group says Marguerite Larkin to replace Brian Mehigan as CFO in September 20 February 2018

Ireland-based Kerry Group plans to appoint Marguerite Larkin as its chief financial officer in September to replace Brian Mehigan, who will shift to a new role. 

Steak supplier Russell Hume enters administrationUK meat processor Russell Hume goes into administration 19 February 2018

Under-scrutiny UK meat processor Russell Hume has filed for administration, citing the difficulties the business has faced since a recent product recall and questions over its procedures.

Midland Food turnover about GBP62mGranarolo expands footprint in UK with Midland Food purchase 19 February 2018

Italian dairy group Granarolo has acquired the UK's Midland Food Group as it seeks a bigger slice of the country's chilled food market.

Jefferies: Nestle's 2017 results and 2018 outlook – five things to learn 19 February 2018

The climb just got steeper for Nestle chief executive Mark Schneider after only 12 months at the helm of the world's largest food company. The Swiss giant reported a sixth straight year of slowing organic growth last week, while profits again declined. Simon Harvey goes through the numbers and looks ahead to 2018 and beyond. 

Post Holdings will create 100-150 jobs at the Michael Foods unitPost Holdings invests $85m in new egg and meat plant for its Michael Foods unit 19 February 2018

Post Holdings is investing US$85m to build an eggs and pre-cooked meat facility for its Michael Foods unit in Norwalk, Iowa.

UK MPs also touted idea of fund to support farmersUK MPs call for urgent analysis on post-Brexit impact to food sector 19 February 2018

Amid the uncertainty over the UK's trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit, a parliamentary committee has said it is imperative the country's government undertakes a comprehensive analysis to assess the impact on the food sector.

Croatia's debt-laden Agrokor 'to seek deadline extension' with creditors 16 February 2018

Embattled Croatian food company Agrokor will reportedly ask a court for more time beyond an agreed deadline to reach a settlement with creditors over EUR5.5bn (US$6.8bn) in debt.

Kraft Heinz to deliver 2017 results on FridayKraft Heinz says it cut costs by $1.7bn in 2017 16 February 2018

Kraft Heinz said in a pre-earnings announcement that it met its target of cutting costs by US$1.7bn in 2017. 

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