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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

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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Articles by Dean Best

Ebro Foods sees rice boost in H1Ebro Foods sees rice boost in H1 30 July 2015

Ebro Foods has booked higher first-half sales and operating profit, helped by improved revenue and earnings from its rice arm.


Gardein acquisition boosted PinnaclePinnacle Foods sees H1 sales and profits rise 30 July 2015

US group Pinnacle Foods today (30 July) reported higher first-half sales and profits - and positively narrowed its forecast for annual earnings.


ConAgra still working on imported linesConAgra to pull BPA from canned foods range 30 July 2015

ConAgra Foods, the owner of brands including Chef Boyardee pasta and Rotel tomatoes, is removing bisphenol A from the lining of its food cans.


Markets in western Europe offer opportunities for gluten-free manufacturersBriefing: How is gluten-free faring in Europe? 29 July 2015

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.


ConAgra is looking to quit own labelPost, TreeHouse "in talks over ConAgra own-label unit" 29 July 2015

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods are reportedly among the potential suitors for ConAgra Foods' private-label arm.


Lactalis snapped up a controlling stake in Turkish dairy Ak Gida earlier this yearLactalis surpasses Danone on dairy league table 29 July 2015

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 reportedly set for saleBrownes Dairy owner Archer Capital "eyes sale" 29 July 2015

Brownes Dairy is reportedly up for sale after private-equity owner Archer Capital received interest in the Australian dairy group .


World Bank-backed project looking to increase raw milk productionWorld Bank to support Kyrgyzstan dairy sector 29 July 2015

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.


Sunny Queen deal is CenturySunny Queen enters Hong Kong, Macau 29 July 2015

Australian egg producer Sunny Queen has secured distribution in Hong Kong and Macau.


The SEC probe covered period from 2008 to 2013Mead Johnson settles SEC probe of China promotions 28 July 2015

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.


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