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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

Tribe is run by chief executive John McGuckin Lakeview Farms acquires US hummus dips maker Tribe 13 December 2018

US-based food manufacturer Lakeview Farms has acquired a local producer of dips for an undisclosed sum.


The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) will hear Sainsbury's, Asda's extension request on FridayUK competition watchdog to contest Sainsbury's, Asda probe extension in court Friday 13 December 2018

The UK's competition watchdog pushes back timeline for the "provisional" findings of its review into proposed Sainsbury's and Asda merger. 


Existing CEO Piet Hein Merckens announced earlier this month he would resign Aviko appoints interim chief executive Ton Christiaanse 13 December 2018

Dutch potato processor and French fries maker Aviko has appointed an interim chief executive after its existing CEO announced plans to resign.


Mars brought the Goodnessknows brand to the UK in 2017Mars to discontinue Goodnessknows snack bar brand in UK 12 December 2018

US-based confectionery giant Mars plans to axe one of its brands in the UK, a little more than a year after launch.


TreeHouse looking to sell other assets, tooTreeHouse Foods confirms plan to sell US snack business 12 December 2018

US-based private-label supplier TreeHouse Foods confirms plan for another business disposal under new chief executive.


UK potato harvest said to be worst in UK trade body warns manufacturers face potential potato shortage 12 December 2018

A UK association is warning of a potential potato shortage in the country following this year's adverse weather conditions.


Wayne Brekke was previously group controller of Australia's Garvey GroupLoss-making Yowie creates CFO role to be filled by Wayne Brekke 12 December 2018

Loss-making Australian confectioner Yowie Group has created a new executive position of chief financial officer.


The deal was formed by Saaremere Kala and OÜ Tallinna LihatööstusEstonia's PRFoods inks fish farm deal with processor Hiiu Kalur 11 December 2018

Subsidiaries of Estonia's salmon and trout farming business PRFoods and a local processor have inked an offshore agreement.


“We have had growing concerns that the delivery of food standards is not working as well as it should be.UK food standards system needs "comprehensive redesign" - FSA 11 December 2018

The UK's system for monitoring food standards needs a "fundamental" face-lift to address its shortcomings - survey


Bill requires regulations to be put in place over next 18 monthsNew Zealand passes country-of-origin food bill 11 December 2018

Consumers in New Zealand will now be able to make more informed decisions about the food they buy after the passing of a bill in parliament.




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