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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

Chard's 860 workers face redundancyOscar Mayer to close plant in Somerset, putting 860 staff out of work 23 October 2020

UK-based private-label supplier Oscar Mayer has taken a decision to close one of its three plants as Covid-19 hits demand for ready-meals.


Verde Farms has now completed a $25m Series A investmentVerde Farms closes funding round, adds Johnsonville CEO to board 23 October 2020

Verde Farms, a US supplier of organic beef products, has completed a Series A funding round from external investors with the addition of a new capital injection.


Equistone built up Group of Butchers through M&ADutch meat firm Group of Butchers gets new private-equity owners 23 October 2020

Group of Butchers, a Dutch supplier of meat and mince-based products to the retail and foodservice channels, gets a new majority owner.


Real Food Blends was founded in 2012 by the Bombacino familyDanone's nutrition unit Nutricia acquires special needs business Real Food Blends 23 October 2020

The specialised nutrition division of French dairy behemoth Danone has acquired a US business producing meals for people with special needs.


Garden Gourmet owner quietly optimistic about outlookNestle proves resilient to Covid challenge with outlook "to hang your hat on" 22 October 2020

Nestlé surprised markets this week with a strong set of financial results, despite the difficulties faced from Covid-19. Simon Harvey reviews the key talking points.


Financial terms not disclosedGebroeders Kramer acquires fellow Dutch fish processor Fishmasters 21 October 2020

Gebroeders Kramer, a Netherlands-based seafood processor, has acquired a local peer in value-added fish products.


The KitKat owner had previously guided to 2-3% organic growthNestle raises guidance as third-quarter sales beat market estimates 21 October 2020

Nestlé has raised its full-year organic growth guidance to the top-end of a previously flagged range amid a "broad-based" business improvement.


Good Catch available in Loblaws, Provigo and DominionGathered Foods takes Good Catch plant-based seafood brand to Canada 21 October 2020

US alternative-seafood firm Gathered Foods, which has attracted funding from General Mills and Maple Leaf Foods, has added another new international market to its roster.


Abergavenny Fine Food plans to increase sales to GBP50m in three yearsAbergavenny Fine Food streamlines cheese portfolio 21 October 2020

The Abergavenny Fine Food Co., a UK-based dairy and snacks producer, is simplifying its cheese portfolio to focus on the value-added portion of the business.


BrightFarms has secured $200m in funding to dateBrightFarms secures funding to expand US vertical-farming network 21 October 2020

US-based vertical-farming business BrightFarms has secured a new round of funding to support its expansion across the country.




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