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Katy Askew

Katy AskewBiography

Katy Askew has over five years of experience writing for consumer and business titles. She has contributed to print, online and radio publications and worked across a variety of formats, including newspapers, magazines and websites.

Katy, who is the deputy editor of just-style's sister title, just-food, has specialised in writing for the FMCG sector for the past four years, during which time she has  interviewed top international executives and covered a range of topics from financial updates and M&A to sustainability and safety issues.

Having completed her BA at the University of Sussex and postgraduate studies at Simon Fraser University, Katy began work as a travel and property journalist with Outbound Publications.

Articles by Katy Askew

INDIA: Tesco to invest GBP85m in Tata JV 3 April 2014

UK retailer Tesco has confirmed that it will invest GBP85m (US$132m) to establish a multi-brand retail joint venture with Trent Ltd, part of the Tata Group, in India.

UK: HQ jobs to go in Asda restructuring 25 March 2014

Asda, the UK supermarket arm of Wal-Mart, has confirmed it will be cutting head office jobs as part of a cost cutting drive.

Wal-Mart plans to expand its capabilities in CanadaCANADA: Wal-Mart to invest CAD500m in expansion 5 February 2014

US retail giant Wal-Mart will invest "close to" CAD500m (US$452.4m) this year to drive growth in Canada.

Wal-Mart sees US sales miss expectationsComment: Wal-Mart fails to capitalise on Target weakness 3 February 2014

News Wal-Mart has lowered its full-year earnings forecast reflects more than the drag of store closures as it adjusts its international portfolio. The US retail giant is struggling to grow its top-line at home and lower fourth-quarter comparable domestic sales suggest it failed to capitalise on the data breach scandal that hit key competitor Target Corp., Katy Askew suggests.

FRANCE: Carrefour H1 profit rises on domestic rebound 30 August 2013

French retail giant Carrefour has booked an increase in first-half profits, boosted by a strong rebound in profitability at its domestic business.

CHINA: Tesco, China Resources Enterprise in JV talks 12 August 2013

UK retailer Tesco and China Resources Enterprise (CRE) have confirmed they are in exclusive talks to combine their Chinese retail operations in a move the companies claimed would create "the leading multi-format retailer" in the country.

FRANCE: Carrefour Q1 sales slide on currency effects 18 April 2013

French retail giant Carrefour has booked a decline in first-quarter sales after foreign exchange offset growth in emerging markets and a "resilient" domestic performance.

INDIA: FDI debate moves to India's Upper House 6 December 2012

India's proposed reform of foreign direct investment regulations, which would open the country's multi-brand retail sector up to international players, will move to its Upper House after being voted through its lower legislative chamber.

JAPAN: Tesco prepares Japan exit with Aeon JV 18 June 2012

Tesco has confirmed details of its planned withdrawal from the Japanese market, which was initially announced last year.

UK: Sainsbury's books market-beating fourth-quarter 21 March 2012

Sainsbury's booked a jump in fourth-quarter sales this morning (21 March) as its own-label proposition, marketing initiatives and expansion as a multi-channel retailer helped it gain market share.

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