Dean Best


Dean BestWith ten years reporting on FMCG, Dean began at Wine & Spirit International in 2003 before joining as news editor in 2005.

In April 2007, Dean crossed from drinks to food and became editor of

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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Michael Foods latest deal from Post HoldingsUS: Acquisitive Post Holdings swoops for Michael Foods

17 April 2014

Acquisition-hungry US food group Post Holdings has today (17 April) announced its biggest takeover - an agreement to buy egg-to-dairy supplier Michael Foods for US$2.45bn.

General Mills posted video to explain how to use capsulesComment: General Mills could find it hard to brew growth with Keurig NPD

17 April 2014

Food manufacturers seem to be willing to take more risks on NPD, which is encouraging after seeing years of caution and focus on nostalgia or new packaging formats. However, for those operating in struggling categories, innovation may not solve the dilemma of how to reignite growth.

PepsiCo saw snacks sales rise 5% worldwide on organic basisUS: Snacks help PepsiCo beat Wall St forecasts

17 April 2014

PepsiCo reported first-quarter top and bottom lines that beat Wall Street estimates today (17 April), helped by solid growth from the US group's snacks business.







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