All articles by Simon Harvey

Simon has been writing about the food industry with Just Food since 2017. Prior to that, he was a financial news editor at Bloomberg and Dow Jones for around 17 years, working out of bureaus in London, Singapore and Malaysia.

Simon Harvey

Hot beverages help brew jump in UK grocery inflation

Hot drinks among the products fuelling UK grocery prices.

Nestlé pulls plug on plant-based Garden Gourmet, Wunda brands in UK, Ireland

Applicable only to the UK and Ireland, the withdrawal also includes the Mezeast Middle Eastern food line.

Oatly sets two-year profitability course to recover weighty EBITDA losses

CEO Toni Peterson said Oatly has a “clear line of sight to reaching profitability” in fiscal 2024.

Finland’s Fazer confirms dairy exit with loss of 82 jobs at Koria plant

The Koria plant will focus on oat-based drinks and snacks from August.

Nestlé misses on key growth metric as CEO Mark Schneider leaves curtain down on future pricing

Nestlé’s big “miss” was negative real internal growth in final two quarters.

UK grocery price increases cool amid larger step-down in headline inflation

The FDF warns food and drink prices remain “worryingly high”.

Bega Cheese accepts new Vitasoy offer for dairy-free drinks JV stake

Bega Cheese is weighing up options to remain in the plant-based sector following the stake disposal.

Australian consumers still facing double-digit grocery inflation

“Strong price rises were seen across most food and non-food grocery products,” the Australian government reported.

Premier Foods to close Knighton Foods plant with 300 UK jobs at stake

Knighton Foods sits outside Premier Foods’ “branded growth model strategy”.

Persistent UK grocery inflation damps optimism over peak in headline rate

Grocery pries rose at an annualised 16.9% pace in December, as headline inflation cooled to 10.5%.