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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.

 

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Alete one of two local baby food brands sold by NestleNestle offloads baby food brands Alete, Milasan to BWK 29 September 2014

Nestle has sold baby food brands Alete and Milasan to German investment firm BWK for an undisclosed sum.


Consumer demand had been "very favourable", Cal-Maine saidProfits jump at US egg supplier Cal-Maine 29 September 2014

US egg producer Cal-Maine has reported a jump in first-quarter profits on the back of higher sales and lower feed costs.


Zambeef upbeat after H2 recovery 29 September 2014

Zambeef has said underlying annual losses will be lower than market expectations after factors that hit the the Zambia-based food group in its first half eased in the second part of its financial year.


Rhodes Food Group IPO raises ZAR1.22bn 29 September 2014

South African food company Rhodes Food Group Holdings has raised ZAR1.22bn (US$108.4m) through its planned IPO.


United BiscuitsEditor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week 29 September 2014

Tesco's admission it had over-stated profits stunned the market on Monday, the latest chapter in a troubling period for the UK's largest retailer.


Emerging markets and innovation central to FonterraIn the spotlight: Fonterra's strategy to weather enduring dairy volatility 26 September 2014

After reporting a slump in Fonterra's annual profits this week, CEO Theo Spierings was at pains to tell the market the global dairy market will remain erratic. However, the head of the world's largest dairy exporter also outlined how the group plans to ride out changes in supply of and demand for milk.


Kerry, Premier have joined forces with new frozen productsKerry, Premier team up on frozen NPD in UK 26 September 2014

Kerry Group is to launch frozen Paxo and Sharwood's products in the UK through a tie-up with the brands' owner, Premier Foods.


Orange supplier Asian Citrus Holdings hit by disease, weather 26 September 2014

China-based orange supplier Asian Citrus Holdings has reported annual losses of CNY1.84bn (US$300.3m), after a year when disease and weather hit the business.


PE firm said to be considering move for Bob Evans Farms food processing armPE firm eyes Bob Evans Farms food unit 25 September 2014

An unnamed private-equity group is mulling a move for Bob Evans Farms' packaged foods business, an activist investor in the US sausage maker has said.


FDA said seven changes will have to be in place by 2016US FDA proposes changes to FSMA rules 25 September 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to four rules put forward last year to implement the FDA Food Safety and Modernization Act.


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