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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 11 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

Bimbo said underlying profits were higherBimbo post Q4 loss, sales up 27 February 2015

Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo today (27 February) reported a fourth-quarter loss on the back of pension charges and restructuring costs in the US - although sales grew in the last three months of the year.

WhiteWave pointed to "wave of growth" in Australian-style yoghurt segmentWhiteWave launches "Australian-style" yoghurt in US 27 February 2015

WhiteWave Foods has launched Yulu, an "Australian-style" yoghurt, in the US.

Sripratak: CPC "a leading player in Cambodian agro-industrial business"Charoen Pokphand Foods to take control of C.P. Cambodia Company 27 February 2015

The board of Thai food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods has approved plans to buy full control of poultry business C.P. Cambodia Company.

Ferrero Rocher among products delistedFerrero, Deoleo in price row with Dutch grocer Jumbo 27 February 2015

Ferrero and Spain-based olive oil group Deoleo have seen products delisted by Dutch retailer Jumbo Supermarkten following a dispute over price.

Boulder expects lower growth from gluten free in 2015Boulder Brands cuts 2015 sales forecast 27 February 2015

Shares in Boulder Brands tumbled yesterday (26 February) after the US food group cut its forecast for 2015 sales, pointing to expected lower growth from its gluten-free brands.

French yoghurt makers at centre of cartel allegationsFood industry news of the week: yoghurt cartel, US ports 27 February 2015

France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.

EbroRice boosts Ebro profits in 2014 26 February 2015

Spanish food group Ebro Foods saw profits rise in 2014, as higher earnings from its rice business offset a decline in profits from its pasta arm.

Podravka to open offices in China and east AfricaPodravka set for China entry 26 February 2015

Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka is looking to start selling products in China through new local offices by the third quarter of the year.

Sales were up in Switzerland but fell in export marketsOrior profits up despite flat sales 26 February 2015

Swiss food group Orior saw profits rise in 2014 despite a mixed sales performance.

Deoleo sounded warning over impact of spike in commodity prices on sectorDeoleo protects margins amid olive oil price spike 26 February 2015

Spanish olive oil producer Deoleo managed to increase its core earnings in 2014 despite a leap in commodity prices in the second half of the year.

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