just-food authors and correspondents
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
German cheese maker Hochland has snapped up US cream cheese business Franklin Foods.
Unilever has set a goal of having all its plastic packaging "fully reusable, recyclable or compostable" by 2025.
In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here we present the results of the section of the survey that looked at international investment, emerging markets, M&A, innovation and competition.
Miratorg, the Russia-based meat processor, has signed a "strategic" new contract to supply Burger King outlets in the country.
Kellogg this week announced the first investment through its VC fund Eighteen94. In Europe, Ireland announced record food exports but the data outlined the impact of the UK's vote for Brexit. And, in Asia, we interviewed the co-founder and MD of fast-growing Indian FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved.
Bellamy's Australia, the under-scrutiny infant formula producer, this week issued a profit warning and announced the exit of its CEO. BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, joined forces with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to buy Turkish poultry group Banvit. And Kellogg's 1894 fund made its first investment.
Kellogg fund Eighteen94 Capital has announced US firm Kuli Kuli, a company making bars and powders from plant food moringa, as its first investment.
Germany-based dairy group Muller has named a new CFO and a new COO.
Pure Growth Organic, a US company marketing organic snacks aimed at children, has become the latest firm to receive investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners, the fund set up by the former CEO of Boulder Brands.
New Zealand make-at-home yogurt business EasiYo Products is looking to grow its business in Europe through a tie-up with Ireland-based dairy group Ornua.
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