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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 11 years reporting on FMCG, Dean began at Wine & Spirit International in 2003 before joining just-drinks.com as news editor in 2005.

In April 2007, Dean crossed from drinks to food and became editor of just-food.com.

He has featured in national and international print titles from the BBC to Time magazine and on international broadcast outlets like the BBC and France 24.


Columns by Dean Best

Editor's viewpoint

Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.

Articles by Dean Best

HKScan wants to make production more efficientHKScan confirms scale of job cuts in Denmark 28 January 2015

Finland-based meat processor HKScan has confirmed its latest restructuring measures in Denmark will lead to the loss of 88 jobs.

SPC parent Coca-Cola Amatil yet to announce successor to KellySPC Ardmona MD Peter Kelly to step down 28 January 2015

Peter Kelly, the managing director of Australian canned food manufacturer SPC Ardmona, is to leave the role at the end of March.

Tyson said investment would create 500 jobsTyson switches foodservice plant to retail supply 27 January 2015

US meat group Tyson Foods has decided to switch production at a domestic site from serving foodservice suppliers to supplying retailers.

Up & Go set to be next breakfast drink to go on sale in UKUp & Go breakfast drinks set for UK launch 27 January 2015

Australian breakfast drink brand Up & Go is to be launched in the UK.

Greencore sales climb in UK, USGreencore expands UK, US sales 27 January 2015

Greencore has booked a 4% increase in first quarter sales as the private label supplier eked out growth in the UK and reported a solid performance from its US business.

J&J earnings under pressure J&J earnings slide on higher costs, volume pressure 27 January 2015

US food and drink group J&J Snack Foods has reported a fall in first quarter earnings.

Groupe Doux generates bulk of its sales in growing Middle East marketGroupe Doux to create 190 jobs 23 January 2015

French poultry processor Groupe Doux is to create over 190 jobs at plants across the country, a move it said was a sign of its recovery a year after emerging from administration.

The price of milk has made national headlines in the UKEditor's viewpoint: Global factors hold sway over UK milk prices 23 January 2015

The price farmers are paid for milk has again made national headlines in the UK - and again it is the country's supermarket chains in the firing line. Even David Cameron has weighed in on the issue. But, UK farmers, like their counterparts around the world, are at the mercy of global factors.

Chiquita announced two senior appointmentsSafra executive Darcilo Santos becomes Chiquita CFO 23 January 2015

Chiquita Brands International has named Darcilo Santos, an executive from Safra Group, the Brazilian investment firm that took the produce giant private last year, as its new CFO.

Lifeway dismissed report of sale talks as "silly, gossipy story"Food industry news of the week: Unilever, PepsiCo, Lifeway 23 January 2015

Unilever was this week the first major food group to announce results for 2014 - a mixed year - and CEO Paul Polman admitted the company had slow in reacting to changes in consumer demands on spreads. The chief executive of Lifeway Foods told just-food the US culture dairy products group was - contrary to reports - not in talks to sell the business.

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