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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

Indofood pointed to higher prices for palm productsInfofood touts palm oil performance as profits rise 14 August 2017

Indonesia's Indofood has posted higher first-half sales and profits, pointing to growth from its agribusiness arm.


Sovereign last year rebuffed interest from peer Country Bird HoldingsSouth Africa's Sovereign Food Investments receives takeover bid from PE firm Capitalworks 11 August 2017

South African private-equity firm Capitalworks has moved to buy a controlling stake in Sovereign Food Investments, the local poultry group.


Apetit hopes to complete seafood business sale in third quarter.Apetit profit loss widens in market expected to remain 'intensive' 11 August 2017

Finland-based food group Apetit reported a widening loss for the first half and said price competition in the domestic retail sector is expected to remain "intensive'', while ample supply in the grains market will keep prices and margins at low levels.


Fishbox moving premisesCoast & Glen's Fishbox expanding in Inverness 11 August 2017

Fishbox, part of UK seafood and game meat supplier Coast & Glen, is expanding to a new facility in Inverness.


UK's CMA sets enquiry deadline for  6 OctoberUK competition watchdog starts Dawn Meats, Dunbia merger enquiry 10 August 2017

A potential joint venture between Northern Ireland's Dunbia meat group and Dawn Meats in the Republic of Ireland is under the scrutiny of the UK government's competition watchdog, which today (10 August) started a merger enquiry.


Flowers Foods to shut North Carolina site this autumnFlowers Foods to close US snack cake plant 10 August 2017

Flowers Foods, the US bakery group trying to improve its efficiency and grow profits, is to shut a snack cake bakery in North Carolina.


Flowers Foods to close Winston-Salem factory in October; severance packages offered.Flowers Foods cuts sales, earnings targets 10 August 2017

Flowers Foods' sales continued to decline in the second quarter, weighed down by its warehouse division, prompting the US bakery group to cut its full-year revenue and earnings per share targets.


Pinnacle signs purchase agreement with Ryder Integrated Logistics.Pinnacle Foods flutters $37m on facility to support Birds Eye growth 10 August 2017

US group Pinnacle Foods has entered into an agreement to buy a frozen warehouse and vegetable packaging facility from Ryder Integrated Logistics to support growth in its Birds Eye brand.


Amedei gets new ownerFerrarelle buys 99% chunk in Italian chocolate maker Amedei 10 August 2017

Italy's fourth-largest mineral water company Ferrarelle has bought a controlling stake in local speciality chocolate maker Amedei and will seek to give "concrete impetus'' to the brand's global development.


Glanbia keeps full-year adjusted earnings per share guidance.Glanbia keeps 2017 EPS guidance as H1 profits rise 10 August 2017

Glanbia, the Ireland-based dairy and sports nutrition group, reported an increase in first-half income and kept its 2017 growth guidance for pro-forma adjusted earnings per share at 7% to 10%.


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