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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

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.


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Parmalat maintained FY forecastsParmalat Q1 profits down on Venezuela and forex 24 May 2016

Parmalat, the Italy-based dairy group, today (24 May) booked lower first-quarter profits amid the challenging economic conditions in Venezuela and pressure from foreign exchange.

Tiger Brands booked increases in H1 sales and earningsTiger Brands H1 sales, profits rise 24 May 2016

Tiger Brands, the South Africa-based consumer goods group, today (24 May) reported improved half-year sales and earnings.

Kraft Heinz sets out how mustard production will change in USKraft Heinz consolidating mustard production in US 24 May 2016

Kraft Heinz is to consolidate its manufacturing of mustard products in the US.

Heritage Foods adds to dairy business through M&AHeritage Foods to buy India's Teja Dairy 24 May 2016

Heritage Foods, the Indian food manufacturer and retailer, is to acquire Karnataka-based Teja Dairy.

Vinamilk to own Driftwood Dairy outrightVinamilk to buy rest of California's Driftwood Dairy 24 May 2016

Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy group, is to becoming the sole owner of US firm Driftwood Dairy.

Zhouheiya said to be preparing for IPO in Hong KongChina's Zhouheiya Food Co. 'plans IPO' 24 May 2016

Chinese group Zhouheiya Food Co. is reportedly set to list in Hong Kong.

ConAgra announces departure of CFO John GehringConAgra Foods CFO John Gehring to step down 24 May 2016

John Gehring, the CFO of ConAgra Foods, is to leave the US group, the Chef Boyardee and Alexia owner announced today (24 May).

Medina and Tomlinsons to also supply Sainsbury's from July 2017Arla, Muller see Sainsbury's widen milk supply pool 24 May 2016

UK dairies Medina Dairy and Tomlinsons have won contracts to supply Sainsbury's after the UK's third-largest grocer decided to increase the number of companies that provide it with milk and cream.

Cadbury owner Mondelez to review moves so far to tackle child labour in cocoaMondelez International to step up efforts to tackle child labour in cocoa 24 May 2016

Mondelez International will look to "strengthen" its moves to tackle child labour in its cocoa supply chain in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.

Heritage Foods FYs boosted by dairy arm 24 May 2016

Heritage Foods, the Indian food manufacturer and retailer, has booked higher annual sales and profits.

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