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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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Maple Leaf said underlying profits roseMaple Leaf touts sales, margin growth as Q1 profits fall 27 April 2017

Canada-based Maple Leaf Foods pointed to improved sales and margins in the first quarter of the year, as costs linked to a plant closure hit its bottom line.


Ajinomoto making changes to US productionAjinomoto sells Missouri plant to US group Today's Foods 27 April 2017

Japanese giant Ajinomoto is to sell a plant in the US to local manufacturer Today's Foods.


Cooperl nears acquisition of clutch of charcuterie and meats assetsFinanciere Turenne Lafayette accepts Cooperl bid for charcuterie unit 26 April 2017

Embattled French food holding company Financiere Turenne Lafayette has accepted a takeover offer from local pork giant Cooperl for its charcuterie business.


Sales of A2 Platinum formula have A2 Milk ups forecast for infant formula sales 26 April 2017

A2 Milk Co. today (26 April) gave an improved forecast for its infant formula sales, amid growth in Australia and through the e-commerce channel into China.


Assets include Irish consumer brands such as AvonmoreGlanbia signs deal on Dairy Ireland stake sale 26 April 2017

Ireland-based food group Glanbia has moved a step closer to selling a 60% stake in its domestic dairy products business.


Bakkavor investing in plants manufacturing products including olivesBakkavor creating jobs at two UK plants 26 April 2017

UK-based private-label supplier Bakkavor is adding jobs at two domestic plants supplying retailer Marks and Spencer.


Glanbia saw performance nutrition volumes fall in Q1Glanbia Q1 revenue up but challenges in performance nutrition 26 April 2017

Ireland-based Glanbia today (26 April) reported higher first-quarter revenues, helped by growth from the company's ingredients business, amid falling volumes from its performance nutrition arm.


Deoleo sales rose and losses declined in Q1Olive oil group Deoleo sees Q1 sales rise, losses narrow 26 April 2017

Deoleo, the Spain-based olive oil supplier, grew its sales and reduced its losses in the first quarter of 2017.


Dole applies for listingDole Food Co. files to go public again 25 April 2017

Dole Food Co. is looking to float on the stock market, four years after chairman and owner David Murdock took the the US-based produce group private.


Nestle changes to lead to Blue Riband production moving to PolandNestle to cut UK confectionery jobs 25 April 2017

Nestle today (25 April) announced plans to cut almost 300 jobs from its confectionery business in the UK.


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