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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 13 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.

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Articles by Dean Best

Uncertainty over future of planned listing of JBS' overseas operationsJBS silent on talk IPO could be suspended 28 March 2017

JBS, one of the Brazil-based meat processors at the centre of corruption allegations, has refused to be drawn on a report it is considering suspending the flotation of its overseas operations.


Annabel Karmel looking to grow exportsAnnabel Karmel targets "huge potential" of exports 28 March 2017

Annabel Karmel, the UK-based baby and toddler food business, is looking to tap into the "huge potential" it sees for its products in export markets.


Bahlsen sells Austrian brand Feldbacher ZwiebackBahlsen offloads Austrian rusk brand Feldbacher Zwieback to local firm Brandt 28 March 2017

German snacks group Bahlsen has sold Austrian rusk brand Feldbacher Zwieback to local firm Brandt Zwieback-Schokoladen.


COFCO Meat Holdings had forecast jump in FY profitsCOFCO Meat Holdings books jump in 2016 sales 28 March 2017

China-based pork processor COFCO Meat Holdings has posted a 31% rise in annual sales, benefiting from higher hog prices, as well as improved volumes of fresh pork and processed meat.


DFM Foods has seen sales come under pressure in recent quartersIndian snack maker DFM Foods invests in production 28 March 2017

DFM Foods, the India-based snack maker, has increased the production capacity of one of its two plants.


China has almost fully lifted on Brazil meat importsChina eases ban on Brazil meat exports 27 March 2017

China, one of the Brazilian meat industry major international customers, was among a number of countries to either fully or ease bans on the country's imports that were introduced in the wake of the corruption allegations that have swirled around the sector.


UK private-equity firm CapVest agrees deal to buy pork supplier Karro Food GroupCapVest strikes deal to buy UK pork firm Karro Food Group 27 March 2017

UK-based buy-out house CapVest today (27 March) announced it is set to become the latest private-equity owner of local pork processor Karro Food Group.


Chinese dairy group Huishan saw shares plummetChina Huishan Dairy Holdings sees shares tumble 27 March 2017

China Huishan Dairy Holdings halted the trading in its shares in Hong Kong on Friday after the company's stock plummeted by over 85%.


Cal-Maine pointed to industry Cal-Maine Foods' challenging year continues in Q3 27 March 2017

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods reported a third successive quarter of worsening profitability as the company battled falling prices amid excess supply in the sector.


Bahlsen to keep management board at five membersBahlsen grows sales in 2016, adds to management board 27 March 2017

Bahlsen, the Germany-based snacks maker, has reported an increase in sales in 2016 and added two more executives to its management board.


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