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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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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.
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.
Shares in Danone rose this morning (28 July) after the French food group booked half-year adjusted operating profit that exceeded analyst expectations.
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 International has revised its forecast for how much the US snacks giant's revenues will grow on an organic basis in 2016.
Edita Food Industries, the Egypt-based baked goods group, has announced the resignation of CFO Sherif Fathy.
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, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, has named COO Noel Doyle its new CFO.
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 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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- Food companies can lead on workplace nutrition
- Nestle catering for an ageing global population
- Unilever is "working harder" in tough environment
- What post-Brexit trade with the EU could look like
- Kar's gets Non-GMO verification for Second Nature
- Tesco drops John West products over sustainability
- Mondelez less certain on 2016 revenue growth
- Brexit - UK food sector pessimistic on medium-term
- Nestle, Samsung to develop digital health platform