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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

Brexit was top of agenda at UK food industry convention on 13 JuneFrustration with Brexit blind date prevails at FDF's annual gathering 15 June 2018

With nine months to go until the UK is set to officially leave the EU, politicians are still battling it out to resolve complex trade and regulatory issues two years after the Brexit referendum. The UK food industry can only sit and watch events unfold but is eager to see concrete resolutions so they can get on with planning for an exit. Simon Harvey went to the UK Food and Drink Federation's annual convention to hear what delegates had to say.


Parente was formerly CEO of state-controlled PetrobasBRF confirms Pedro Pullen Parente as CEO, creates new COO role filled by Lorival Nogueira 15 June 2018

Brazilian meat giant BRF has confirmed the appointment of Pedro Pullen Parente to fill the vacant seat of global chief executive and at the same time has created a new chief operating officer role.


Apetit plant embraces growing trend for vegetable-based optionsFinland's Apetit invests to meet demand for vegetable-based foods 15 June 2018

Apetit plans to invest EUR9.7m (US$11.2m) in a new production plant as the Finland-based food firm seeks to take advantage of growing demand for vegetable-based products.


Window for bids closed todayBubs Australia plans AUD40m capital raising as business deals stack up 14 June 2018

Bubs Australia reportedly plans to raise an additional AUD40m (US$30.2m) from investors through a share placement with the infant formula and baby food manufacturer requesting a temporary trading suspension.


China looking to China sets out more measures to modernise dairy industry 12 June 2018

China's government has announced fresh measures to try to modernise the country's dairy sector.


Deal will give Danone greater interest in important sourcing market for formulaDanone pursues 49% stake in Yashili New Zealand 12 June 2018

Danone has entered into a non-binding agreement to purchase a 49% stake in infant-formula maker Yashili New Zealand.


Dutch Seafood Company will have combined revenues exceeding EUR300mKlaas Puul to merge with fellow Dutch seafood processor Foppen 12 June 2018

Seafood processors Klaas Puul Beheer and Foppen Groep are to merge as the Netherlands-based companies seek to solidify their market position as a new combined unit with revenues in excess of EUR300m (US$353.6m).


Reuters reports Keystone deal could go through for as much as US$3bnPotential buyers for Marfrig's Keystone said to be lining up ''binding proposals'' 12 June 2018

Buyers lined up for Marfrig Global Foods' US-based chicken subsidiary Keystone Foods are said to be ready to make ''binding proposals'' by the end of the month.


Exisiting sites at Kungälv and Riga set to closeOrkla to build new biscuit factory in Latvia as consolidation drive continues 11 June 2018

Norwegian food group Orkla is consolidating its biscuit operations into a yet-to-be built plant in Latvia that will see its two existing sites close down.


Chris Hood becomes president, North America at Kashi owner KelloggKellogg makes senior executive changes in North America, Europe 11 June 2018

US food manufacturer Kellogg has made two senior appointments at its North American and European operations.




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