just-food authors and correspondents
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.
Columns by Dean Best
Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.
Articles by Dean Best
JBS, one of the Brazil-based meat processors at the centre of corruption allegations, has refused to be drawn on a report it is considering suspending the flotation of its overseas operations.
Annabel Karmel, the UK-based baby and toddler food business, is looking to tap into the "huge potential" it sees for its products in export markets.
German snacks group Bahlsen has sold Austrian rusk brand Feldbacher Zwieback to local firm Brandt Zwieback-Schokoladen.
China-based pork processor COFCO Meat Holdings has posted a 31% rise in annual sales, benefiting from higher hog prices, as well as improved volumes of fresh pork and processed meat.
DFM Foods, the India-based snack maker, has increased the production capacity of one of its two plants.
China, one of the Brazilian meat industry major international customers, was among a number of countries to either fully or ease bans on the country's imports that were introduced in the wake of the corruption allegations that have swirled around the sector.
UK-based buy-out house CapVest today (27 March) announced it is set to become the latest private-equity owner of local pork processor Karro Food Group.
China Huishan Dairy Holdings halted the trading in its shares in Hong Kong on Friday after the company's stock plummeted by over 85%.
US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods reported a third successive quarter of worsening profitability as the company battled falling prices amid excess supply in the sector.
Bahlsen, the Germany-based snacks maker, has reported an increase in sales in 2016 and added two more executives to its management board.
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