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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

Brazil's JBS pulled out of a deal to buy National Beef in 2009US Senators request review into Marfrig deal for National Beef 18 April 2018

US Senators are calling on the country's government to review Marfrig Global Foods' proposed acquisition of a majority stake in National Beef Packing Co on the grounds the deal could potentially threaten safety in North America's food supply.

Luiz Fernando Furlan offered as nominee for presidentPressure mounts on BRF as investors put forward candidate for president 18 April 2018

Shareholders in Brazil's BRF are piling on pressure for the loss-making chicken processor to sort out its leadership reshuffle ahead of a meeting next week to select a new board of directors.

Spain's Grupo Apex acquires Papes Safor, owner of Aitana snacks brand 16 April 2018

Spain-based snacks manufacturer Grupo Apex has acquired Papes Safor, which makes the Aitana brand of potato crisps, for an undisclosed sum. 

Deal could be reached as soon as Monday for more than US$2.4bnHearthside Food 'targeted by Partners Group, Charlesbank Capital' 16 April 2018

US-based snacks producer Hearthside Food Solutions is reportedly set to be acquired by private-equity firms Partners Group Holding and Charlesbank Capital Partners for more than US$2.4bn.

Marja-Liisa Mikola-Luoto will become deputy chairmanFinland's Apetit elects Harri Eela as chairman with other changes at the board level 16 April 2018

Finland-based vegetable foods producer Apetit has elected Harri Eela as chairman of the company and announced a change in its board of directors.

Valentina Tripp assumes the CEO role immediatelyMurray River Organics names Valentina Tripp to succeed CEO George Haggar 16 April 2018

Murray River Organics has appointed Valentina Tripp as chief executive and managing director of the Australia-based dried fruits manufacturer.

Sales are expected to begin in the second half of the yearA2 Milk enters distribution agreement with South Korea's Yuhan Corp 16 April 2018

Australia's A2 Milk Co has entered into an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Seoul-based Yuhan Corp to distribute its branded products in South Korea.

Andrew Callahan has held executive positions at Tyson Foods and Kraft FoodsHostess Brands brings in consumer-packaged goods veteran Andrew Callahan as CEO 16 April 2018

US sweet baked foods manufacturer Hostess Brands has named consumer-packaged goods veteran Andrew Callahan as its new president and chief executive following the retirement of Bill Toler.

Five more factories appear on verge of gaining approval from ChinaIreland beef processors gain access to China with three factories approved 16 April 2018

Three Ireland-based beef processors have gained access to the Chinese market, with five more potentially in the pipeline.

John Jordan will assume the CEO role on 30 JuneOrnua names John Jordan to replace Kevin Lane as CEO 13 April 2018

Irish dairy group Ornua has appointed John Jordan as chief executive to replace Kevin Lane, who announced his resignation in December.

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