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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

Pioneer adds Lizi's to UK portfolioSouth Africa's Pioneer buys Lizi's granola owner The Good Carb Food Company 13 December 2017

South Africa's Pioneer Food Group has made another acquisition in the UK, snapping up The Good Carb Food Company, which owns granola brand Lizi's.

Brexit - food industry fears revealed to a UK parliamentary committee.UK food industry body says time is running out for Brexit trade deal 13 December 2017

Food industry representatives at a UK parliamentary committee meeting today (13 December) stressed that firm and specific details of a Brexit transition agreement would be keenly welcomed to give businesses sufficient time to prepare for an eventual exit.

Protein-Packed Lentil Cakes are low in caloriesNPD Tracker - Kallo's protein lentil cakes; My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream bits; Cook's Pantry sauces; Life Health Foods Breakfast Balls 13 December 2017

just-food publishes the most notable product development from the international food sector, presented in bitesize format to give you a flavour of the innovation from your peers and competitors announced this week.

Clonakilty owner Colette TwomeyIrish meats firm Clonakilty invests under shadow of Brexit - interview 12 December 2017

Irish savoury meat company Clonakilty has returned to its home-town roots following a EUR7m (US$8.2m) investment in a new, self-contained site. However, the move comes with Brexit hanging over Ireland’s exporters. Simon Harvey catches up with CEO Colette Twomey.

Wind Point adds Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods to portfolioWind Point buys US firms Pacifica Foods, Stir Foods 12 December 2017

US private-equity firm Wind Point Partners has acquired Pacifica Foods and Stir Foods, two California-based custom food manufacturers.

Ferrero UK says Brexit could push up costs by 10%Ferrero - vital for UK to avoid "cliff-edge'' Brexit 12 December 2017

Ferrero has painted a bleak picture for its business in the UK should the country fail to reach a suitable trade agreement upon leaving the EU, with a potential increase in import tariffs and a divergence in labelling among the key risks to higher costs.

CEO Bill Toler is due to retire early next yearHostess Brands appoints Andrew Jacobs to COO role 12 December 2017

US sweet baked foods maker Hostess Brands announced Andrew Jacobs will take on the role of chief operating officer.

NadaMoo! seeks to expand outlets in 2018US dessert firm NadaMoo attracts investment 12 December 2017

US plant-based, frozen dessert maker NadaMoo has raised US$4m from a consortium of investors as the family-owned business seeks to boost its standing in the natural foods industry.

Deal expands Edita's position in packaged snack food marketEgypt's Edita enters $10m joint venture agreement in Morocco 11 December 2017

Egypt's Edita Food Industries has signed a memorandum of understanding with Morocco's Dislog Group to form a US$10m joint venture.

Deal revives Endrup after production ceased in JuneArla sets out Endrup Dairy plans 11 December 2017

Arla Foods plans to run Denmark's Endrup Dairy as a cheese maturing and packing centre after acquiring the bankrupt company in September.

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