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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

New plant will increase capacity of powdered products to 5,000 tons per annumNew Zealand's Keytone Dairy begins second plant construction 17 August 2018

New Zealand-based Keytone Dairy Corp. said work has begun on its second manufacturing facility, which is due to come on-stream during the first half of next year.

Brazil truckers' strike hit domestic revenuesMarfrig plans $20m investment in Brazil for new beef patty plant 17 August 2018

Meat giant Marfrig Global Foods plans to spend BRL80m (US$20.3m) to build a new beef patty plant in its home market of Brazil and predicts the site will be up and running by April 2019.

Contracts are for two years with option to extendTyson Foods 'wins Pentagon beef contracts worth more than $700m' 17 August 2018

A unit of Tyson Foods has reportedly won two contracts worth more than US$700m to supply fresh beef and frozen ground beef to the US Pentagon.

WholeStone Farms will continue to supply pork under multi-year agreementHormel Foods sells US pork plant to WholeStone Farms 16 August 2018

Hormel Foods of the US is selling its pork processing facility in Nebraska to WholeStone Farms.

Hershey - CFO stepping down.Hershey CFO Patricia Little plans to retire next spring 16 August 2018

Hershey chief financial officer Patricia Little has announced her intention to retire from the US confectioner next spring with a search for a successor already underway.

Ausnutria's profits surged 73% in the first halfAusnutria manoeuvres for market share gains in Kabrita infant formula 16 August 2018

 Hong-Kong listed infant-formula maker Ausnutria Dairy Corp. has revealed that it has made a number of strategic moves as part of its attempts to gain further market share for the Kabrita brand. 

Plant will create up to 35 jobsGolfo di Napoli Dairy to build Italian cheese plant in Indiana 16 August 2018

Newly-formed Italian venture Golfo di Napoli Dairy plans to spend US$9.5m to build an organic cheese plant in the US state of Indiana.

Bernard Matthews hiring again"Back on-track" Bernard Matthews to create 400 UK jobs 16 August 2018

UK-based turkey producer Bernard Matthews, which was bought out of administration by 2 Sisters Food Group owner Ranjit Singh Boparan in 2016, is said to be "back on-track" and set to create 400 jobs in Norfolk.

Loan will support production expansion and help refinance debtEgyptian dairy company Beyti attracts EBRD funding 15 August 2018

Egyptian dairy business Beyti is to get a US$44m loan from the European development bank EBRD to fund new investments and refinance debt.

Cargill is installing a second production lineCargill poultry plant investment creates 80 UK jobs 15 August 2018

US agri-food business Cargill is recruiting 80 workers in the UK following a GBP35m (US$44.5m) investment at its poultry plant in the city of Wolverhampton.

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