just-food authors and correspondents
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.
Columns by Dean Best
Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.
Articles by Dean Best
Mead Johnson, the US infant formula producer, today (28 April) claimed to be seeing progress in its performance despite reporting lower first-quarter sales and earnings.
Wal-Mart Stores has decided to pull its Price First private-label range in the US.
Nestle and R&R Ice Cream today (27 April) announced the formation of Froneri, an ice cream joint venture operating in over 20 countries.
Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou and CFO Brad Hingle are to step down from the Australian dairy co-operative, the company announced today (27 April), alongside a profit warning and a move to cut the price it pays farmers for milk.
Hormel Foods is to sell Diamond Crystal Brands, a US business that supplies food and drinks to the foodservice industry, to an affiliate of local private-equity firm Peak Rock Capital.
Amira Nature Foods, the UAE-based packaged rice supplier, has revealed a 17% fall in half-year sales in a set of accounts delayed by a change in auditors and allegations over the company's financials.
Hershey has snapped up Ripple Brand Collective, the US firm behind the BarkThins snack brand.
Hershey has upped its target for annual cost savings in a bid to be able to invest in its brands while achieving its targets on earnings, the US confectioner said today (26 April) as the Reese's maker booked lower first-quarter sales and earnings.
Hershey today (26 April) lowered its forecasts for 2016 underlying net sales and earnings per share, citing a "modest trends" for the business and the wider candy, mint and gum category during the first quarter.
Hero Group has reported mixed results for 2015, with the Switzerland-based baby food-to-jam maker seeing its top-line hit by the strength of the Swiss franc, its underlying sales grow but its profit metrics affected by one-off items.
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- Mondelez sees stronger margins, LFL growth
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