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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 12 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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Mitsubishi will become second-largest shareholder in OlamMitsubishi buys stake in Olam International 30 August 2015

Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corp. is to buy 20% of Singapore-based agri-food group Olam International.

Murdock misled investors, court ruledDole CEO David Murdock faces investor payout on takeover 28 August 2015

Dole Food Co. CEO David Murdock and Michael Carter, the company's former president, have been ordered to pay over US$148m to investors over the sale of the US group in 2013.

Chicken of the Sea one of businesses accused of price fixingMore lawsuits allege US canned tuna price-fixing 28 August 2015

Three more lawsuits have been filed alleging price-fixing among major US canned tuna companies.

MD Parsons "hopeful" The Cheeky Cow brand can remain on marketCricketer Farm set to end cheese production 28 August 2015

Cricketer Farm, the UK cheese maker, has set out plans to stop making and packing cheese early next year after a period of "significant financial losses".

Clover no longer contains artificial ingredientsDairy Crest pulls artificial ingredients from Clover 28 August 2015

Dairy Crest, the UK dairy group, has removed artificial ingredients from its Clover dairy spread in a bid to meet growing demand for "more natural, unprocessed foods".

Sales down but profits up at Savencia Fromage & Dairy 28 August 2015

Savencia Fromage & Dairy, the French dairy group formerly known as Bongrain, has reported lower half-year sales but an increase in profits.

Bob Evans named director Benham as executive chairBob Evans Farms names executive chair 28 August 2015

Bob Evans Farms, the US convenience food group and restaurant operator, has named director Doug Benham to the temporary position of executive chair while it looks for a new CEO.

Avangardco in "most difficult time in its history", CEO saidAvangardco runs up H1 loss on writedown, sales slump 28 August 2015

Avangardco, the Ukraine egg processor, posted a loss of over US$152m for the first half of the year amid an inventory writedown and a 54% drop in revenue.

MHP saw margins improveUkraine poultry firm MHP touts "stable" H1 profits 28 August 2015

MHP, the Ukraine poultry processor, pointed to an improvement in its EBITDA margin in the first half of the year as evidence of "stable financial results" during the period, which included lower sales.

Candyking lost contracts to supply Coop and S GroupCandyking sales, profits tumble in H1 28 August 2015

Candyking, the Sweden-based confectioner, has posted another half-year loss after the loss of contracts at home and in Finland hit sales.

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