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.
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Ebro Foods has booked higher first-half sales and operating profit, helped by improved revenue and earnings from its rice arm.
US group Pinnacle Foods today (30 July) reported higher first-half sales and profits - and positively narrowed its forecast for annual earnings.
ConAgra Foods, the owner of brands including Chef Boyardee pasta and Rotel tomatoes, is removing bisphenol A from the lining of its food cans.
Much of the commentary around the rise of gluten free has focused on the US, a market that alone accounted for a quarter of global sales in 2014. But what about the opportunities in Europe? The UK, home to its own well developed gluten-free category, also attracts column inches and, despite some concerns about the maturation of the market still offers opportunities. On the continent, a clutch of western European countries are home to categories at different stages of development. In the first part of our management briefing looking at Europe's gluten-free sector, we provide a run-down of the region's major markets - and hint at the countries to watch.
Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods are reportedly among the potential suitors for ConAgra Foods' private-label arm.
Lactalis has moved ahead of French rival Danone into second place in the list of the world's top ten dairy companies by sales, according to new data from Rabobank.
Brownes Dairy is reportedly up for sale after private-equity owner Archer Capital received interest in the Australian dairy group .
The World Bank has set out plans to try to develop Kyrgyzstan's dairy sector, with moves to boost agricultural production and to build the capacity of local processors.
Australian egg producer Sunny Queen has secured distribution in Hong Kong and Macau.
Mead Johnson is to pay over US$12m in a settlement of an investigation from the US Securities and Exchange Commission into the infant formula group's promotions in China.
- Campbell Soup Co.'s M&A plans should avoid fresh
- Mead Johnson wrestles "irrational" Chinese market
- On the money: Unilever aims to get food growing
- 10 things to learn: Campbell's plans for growth
- Briefing: How is gluten-free faring in Europe?
- Hain Celestial buys plant-based food firm Mona
- Post, TreeHouse "in talks over ConAgra own-label"
- Lactalis surpasses Danone on dairy league table
- Nestle replaces India MD after Maggi scandal
- Mondelez Mexico investment to hit 600 US jobs