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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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Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.

Articles by Dean Best

Biostime expects China's infant formula sector to recoverBiostime positive despite infant formula challenge in H1 24 August 2016

Biostime International Holdings was another infant formula business operating in China to see its sales come under pressure in the first half of 2016 but expressed optimism the recent changes to regulation in the country on recipes and births would boost the sector from next year.


Coleman to step down in early 2017, Bega Cheese saidBega Cheese CEO Aidan Coleman to leave 24 August 2016

Bega Cheese, the Australia-based dairy group, said today (24 August) CEO Aidan Coleman has decided to retire early next year.


Demand for Western Star butter rising, Fonterra saidFonterra to invest in Australia spreads plant in Cobden 24 August 2016

Fonterra, the New Zealand-based dairy group, is to expand its storage areas at a spreads plant in Australia to "keep up with growing demand".


Overweight children who take in more added sugars more likely to be insulin resistant, precursor to type 2 diabetes, AHA saidAmerican Heart Association advises on added sugars for children 23 August 2016

Children aged two to 18 in the US should eat less than 25 grams of added sugars each day, the American Heart Association has recommended.


Amul planning third ice cream plant in IndiaAmul plans new ice cream plant in Indian city of Pune 23 August 2016

Indian dairy giant Amul is planning to set up an ice cream plant within 18 months in the western city of Pune.


Want Want to roll out products targeting dairy categories enjoying Want Want China Holdings sales down but profits up on easing costs 23 August 2016

Want Want China Holdings, the Hong Kong-listed food and beverage group, today (23 August) reported higher first-half profits despite a fall in revenue amid weaker sales of snack foods and from its combined dairy and drinks division.


Court agrees to Amira request to dismiss class action lawsuitAmira Nature Foods sees US court dismiss lawsuit 22 August 2016

A court in the US has dismissed a class action lawsuit against Amira Nature Foods stemming from allegations made last year that the rice supplier over-stated its revenue and used funds for personal use.


Silver Fern Farms set to sell half of business to China's Shanghai MalingSilver Fern Farmers members back Shanghai Mailing deal in fresh vote 22 August 2016

The decision by New Zealand meat co-operative Silver Fern Farms to sell half its business to Chinese peer Shanghai Maling has again been approved in a shareholder vote after a group of members opposing the deal called for a second ballot.


Hampton Creek insists purchases were to monitor qualitySEC 'looking into Hampton Creek's Just Mayo purchases' 22 August 2016

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly studying whether US firm Hampton Creek violated regulations by not revealing it was buying its own vegan mayonnaise Just Mayo from stores.


2 Sisters looking at staffing at UK plant2 Sisters Food Group 'to not cut pizza site jobs before January' - Unite 22 August 2016

2 Sisters Food Group will not cut jobs at a UK pizza plant facing the end of an own-label contract before the agreement expires in January, the Unite union has said.


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