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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

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.


Columns by Dean Best

Editor's viewpoint

Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.

Articles by Dean Best

Iglo also revealed redundancies in GermanyIglo quits Romania, Slovakia and Turkey 28 November 2014

European frozen food manufacturer Iglo Group has decided to stop selling products in three countries - Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.

Scandi Standard has cut its underlying profit forecastScandi Standard cuts underlying profit forecast 28 November 2014

Swedish poultry group Scandi Standard has lowered its forecast for annual underlying operating profit after a 12% fall in the third quarter of the year.

"Our survival will be based on absorbing complexity and being clever," Parsons saysThe bitesize interview: Cricketer Farm MD Greg Parsons 28 November 2014

UK cheese maker Cricketer Farm supplies the country's major retailers with low-fat cheese, a category growing amid the rising consumer interest in health. However, in the last 18 months, the business has added a new brand - Cheeky Cow - to its portfolio, with half the fat of mature cheddar. MD Greg Parsons talks to Dean Best about the brand's early performance, the competition and how there are plans for "evolution" in 2015.

The UK lags behind European rivals in some key export marketsEditor's viewpoint: Why UK food firms must look to export 28 November 2014

Tough trading conditions in the UK can make it difficult for food companies to find the time and resources to build a presence overseas. However, Dean Best argues it is that market landscape that makes it imperative more companies look to exports for growth.

Kellogg battling with private-equity firm Abraaj for Bisco MisrFood industry news of the week: Bisco Misr, Kerry, Danone 28 November 2014

The bidding for Egyptian snacks group Bisco Misr intensified, there was speculation over Kerry Group's frozen ready-meal business and Danone sold its dairy business in Indonesia.

Egyptian snack maker Edita Food Industries to list 27 November 2014

Edita Food Industries, the Egyptian snack maker, is to float on the country's stock market.

The just-food international basket covers eight markets, compiled exclusively by IRIDATA: The just-food international basket - Q3 2014 27 November 2014

Compiled exclusively for just-food by IRI, the data shows the cost of a typical basket of goods in eight markets every quarter. The numbers also outlines trends in branded and private-label pricing, as well as the volume sold on promotion.

Ros Agro posts higher profits 27 November 2014

Ros Agro, the UK-listed holding company behind Russian sugar-to-mayonnaise maker Rusagro Group, has reported a jump in nine-month profits.

Post expects strong improvement after challenging Q1 of 2014/15On the money: Transformed Post Holdings confident about prospects 26 November 2014

Post Holdings has undergone significant change in the last two years through a spate of M&A. While there are questions about the outlook for some of the newly-acquired assets - and for its core cereal business - the US group this week expressed confidence about its outlook.

Danone has had stake in Yakult since 2000Danone "mulls Yakult stake sale" 26 November 2014

Danone is reportedly weighing up whether to sell its 20% stake in Japanese group Yakult.

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