just-food authors and correspondents
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.
Columns by Dean Best
Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.
Articles by Dean Best
Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands.
Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.
January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in part through an emphasis on value and Starbucks sound an optimistic note on China.
Arla Foods today (5 February) announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of changes the European dairy co-operative hopes will help it to grow amid "fierce" competition.
New Zealand-based produce groups T&G and Zespri are to work together to try to grow their businesses in south-east Asia.
Orkla is reviewing its manufacturing network with the company admitting it has "several" plants with similar technology and production across the Nordic and Baltic markets.
Kerry Group has extending its dairy-free spreads brand Pure into the UK meals market with the launch of lunchtime and evening dishes.
John West Australia, the tuna group owned by US-based agrifood business JR Simplot, has secured Marine Stewardship Council certification for the bulk of the ingredients it markets in the country.
Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has reported higher profits for the first nine months of the financial year after an improved third quarter offset lower earnings in the first six months of the period.
Mondelez International has developed Cadbury Dairy Milk Medley for the UK market, a small tablet bar marketed as a "luxury" treat in the evening.
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