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.
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Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.
Articles by Dean Best
Mexican bakery giant Grupo Bimbo today (27 February) reported a fourth-quarter loss on the back of pension charges and restructuring costs in the US - although sales grew in the last three months of the year.
WhiteWave Foods has launched Yulu, an "Australian-style" yoghurt, in the US.
The board of Thai food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods has approved plans to buy full control of poultry business C.P. Cambodia Company.
Ferrero and Spain-based olive oil group Deoleo have seen products delisted by Dutch retailer Jumbo Supermarkten following a dispute over price.
Shares in Boulder Brands tumbled yesterday (26 February) after the US food group cut its forecast for 2015 sales, pointing to expected lower growth from its gluten-free brands.
France's competition watchdog this week confirmed an announcement on its three-year long probe into allegations of a price fixing in the country's yoghurt sector is imminent. Elsewhere, US companies affected by the dispute on West Coast ports said the backlog would take weeks to clear.
Spanish food group Ebro Foods saw profits rise in 2014, as higher earnings from its rice business offset a decline in profits from its pasta arm.
Croatian food-to-pharma group Podravka is looking to start selling products in China through new local offices by the third quarter of the year.
Swiss food group Orior saw profits rise in 2014 despite a mixed sales performance.
Spanish olive oil producer Deoleo managed to increase its core earnings in 2014 despite a leap in commodity prices in the second half of the year.
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