just-food authors and correspondents
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.
Columns by Dean Best
Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.
Articles by Dean Best
Nestle has sold baby food brands Alete and Milasan to German investment firm BWK for an undisclosed sum.
US egg producer Cal-Maine has reported a jump in first-quarter profits on the back of higher sales and lower feed costs.
Zambeef has said underlying annual losses will be lower than market expectations after factors that hit the the Zambia-based food group in its first half eased in the second part of its financial year.
South African food company Rhodes Food Group Holdings has raised ZAR1.22bn (US$108.4m) through its planned IPO.
Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.
After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market will remain erratic. However, the head of the world's largest dairy exporter also outlined how the group plans to ride out changes in supply of and demand for milk.
Kerry Group is to launch frozen Paxo and Sharwood's products in the UK through a tie-up with the brands' owner, Premier Foods.
China-based orange supplier Asian Citrus Holdings has reported annual losses of CNY1.84bn (US$300.3m), after a year when disease and weather hit the business.
An unnamed private-equity group is mulling a move for Bob Evans Farms' packaged foods business, an activist investor in the US sausage maker has said.
The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to four rules put forward last year to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act.
- How Windsor buy is part of Ajinomoto's global push
- Focus: Fonterra's bid to weather dairy volatility
- On the money: Diamond's faith in on-trend range
- Industry awaits WHO reply on beefed-up ad pledges
- Focus: Does size matter for Thai Union Frozen?
- Nestle sells baby food brands Alete, Milasan
- Kerry, Premier team up on frozen NPD in UK
- Nestle forms new unit to "leverage scale"
- Kellogg, Burton's, Ulker "on UB bid shortlist"
- PepsiCo eyes Middle East growth with R&D centre