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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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Danonino has benefited from relaunch in Europe, Danone saysDanone insists progress being made on dairy 28 July 2016

Danone CFO Cecile Cabanis today (28 July) insisted the Actimel maker is making progress with its bid to improve the performance of the French group's dairy business, the company's largest by revenue, despite a decline in volumes in the first half of the year.


Rosenfeld believes Mondelez can take Mondelez International on China, Hershey and Q2 results - 6 Things to Learn 28 July 2016

Mondelez International yesterday (28 July) reported its second-quarter and half-year numbers, leading to the US snacks giant's shares sliding almost 3% in the New York. The Oreo maker's operating margins and underlying earnings per share beat analyst forecasts - but growth in revenues on organic basis was weak and the company is now less certain about its forecast for annual sales. There was also plenty for Mondelez to discuss beyond the financials, notably its push into chocolate in China and its interest in Hershey.


Danone underlying profits surpassed analyst expectationsDanone H1 underlying profits beat forecasts 28 July 2016

Shares in Danone rose this morning (28 July) after the French food group booked half-year adjusted operating profit that exceeded analyst expectations.


Mondelez to launch over a dozen Mondelez takes aim at Chinese chocolate market with Milka launch 27 July 2016

Mondelez International is to make a move to build its presence in China's chocolate market with the launch of its European brand Milka in September.


Mondelez saw exchange rate changes affect adjusted earningsMondelez less certain on 2016 revenue growth 27 July 2016

Mondelez International has revised its forecast for how much the US snacks giant's revenues will grow on an organic basis in 2016.


Edita CFO to leave businessEdita Food Industries CFO Sherif Fathy quits 27 July 2016

Edita Food Industries, the Egypt-based baked goods group, has announced the resignation of CFO Sherif Fathy.


Bimbo reported higher H1 profitsGrupo Bimbo profits up in H1 27 July 2016

Grupo Bimbo, the Mexican bakery giant, has booked higher first-half earnings, as the company felt the benefit of exchange rates and lower raw material costs in North America and Europe.


Tiger Brands names new CFOTiger Brands hands CFO role to COO Noel Doyle 26 July 2016

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, has named COO Noel Doyle its new CFO.


Nestle names new chief executiveNestle names Fresenius chief executive Ulf Mark Schneider new CEO 27 June 2016

Nestle has this afternoon (27 June) announced Ulf Mark Schneider, the chief executive of Germany-based healthcare company Fresenius, as the new CEO of the world's largest food maker.


SunOpta faced investor call last month for business to be soldSunOpta hires Rothschild to review options for business 27 June 2016

SunOpta said today (27 June) it had brought in Rothschild to to review the Canada-based ingredients and private-label group's plans and to evaluate "a range of strategic and financial actions" the company could undertake to "maximise shareholder value".


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