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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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Hahn's cream cheese owner Franklin Foods sold to German group HochlandGermany's Hochland buys US cheese firm Franklin Foods 16 January 2017

German cheese maker Hochland has snapped up US cream cheese business Franklin Foods.


Flora owner hoped target would Unilever sets packaging target 16 January 2017

Unilever has set a goal of having all its plastic packaging "fully reusable, recyclable or compostable" by 2025.


just-food surveyed readers on range of growth subjectsjust-food's 2017 Confidence Survey - your thoughts on international expansion, M&A, NPD and competition 12 January 2017

In November and December, we ran our annual Confidence Survey to see how our international food industry readership saw 2017 unfolding. Here we present the results of the section of the survey that looked at international investment, emerging markets, M&A, innovation and competition.


Miratorg signs Burger King supply deal in Russia 12 January 2017

Miratorg, the Russia-based meat processor, has signed a "strategic" new contract to supply Burger King outlets in the country.


Food market quotes of the week - Kellogg's VC fund makes debut investment, Ireland underlines food sector needs to offset Brexit, India's FMCG group Patanjali Ayurved sets out sales goal 12 January 2017

Kellogg this week announced the first investment through its VC fund Eighteen94. In Europe, Ireland announced record food exports but the data outlined the impact of the UK's vote for Brexit. And, in Asia, we interviewed the co-founder and MD of fast-growing Indian FMCG company Patanjali Ayurved.


Bellamy's announced departure of CEO Laura McBainFood market news of the week - CEO departs embattled Bellamy's Australia, BRF teams up with Qatar to buy Turkey's Banvit, Kellogg's VC fund makes first investment 12 January 2017

Bellamy's Australia, the under-scrutiny infant formula producer, this week issued a profit warning and announced the exit of its CEO. BRF, the Brazil-based meat giant, joined forces with Qatar's sovereign wealth fund to buy Turkish poultry group Banvit. And Kellogg's 1894 fund made its first investment.


Kuli Kuli makes products using plant food moringaKellogg's 1894 fund debut investment in US firm Kuli Kuli 11 January 2017

Kellogg fund Eighteen94 Capital has announced US firm Kuli Kuli, a company making bars and powders from plant food moringa, as its first investment.


Muller hires new CFO and COODairy giant Muller appoints new CFO, COO 11 January 2017

Germany-based dairy group Muller has named a new CFO and a new COO.


Pure Growth Organic becomes Sunrise's sixth investment since formationUS snack firm Pure Growth Organic gets backing from Sunrise Strategic Partners 11 January 2017

Pure Growth Organic, a US company marketing organic snacks aimed at children, has become the latest firm to receive investment from Sunrise Strategic Partners, the fund set up by the former CEO of Boulder Brands.


EasiYo exports around 80% of its volumeNZ yogurt firm EasiYo eyes Europe growth with Ornua deal 11 January 2017

New Zealand make-at-home yogurt business EasiYo Products is looking to grow its business in Europe through a tie-up with Ireland-based dairy group Ornua.


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