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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

Orkla to take on Quaker cereals in Nordic marketsOrkla, PepsiCo expand Nordics deal 27 April 2015

Orkla is to distribute more PepsiCo products in the Nordic region, adding the US giant's cereal and snacks lines to its juice brand Tropicana.

Carbó will leave Deoleo in MayDeoleo CEO Jaime Carbo steps down 27 April 2015

Jaime Carbó is to step down from his role as chief executive of Spain-based olive oil group Deoleo.

Clover move for Nkunzi Milkway assets cleared 27 April 2015

Clover Industries' move for the fresh dairy operations of fellow South African dairy firm Nkunzi Milkway has been cleared - with conditions - by the country's competition authority.

Cereal one of two new categories for Back to Nature
Back to Nature moves into soup and cereal 27 April 2015

US group Back to Nature has expanded into two more categories - soup and cereal - to move the business into different eating occasions.

General Mills eyeing consumer interest in gluten-freeGeneral Mills gives Nature Valley gluten-free push 27 April 2015

General Mills has sought to add gluten-free credentials to its Nature Valley snack bar brand in the US.

Nooyi: "Consumers have never been so confused"Editor's viewpoint: PepsiCo's Nooyi underlines the challenge on health 24 April 2015

PepsiCo yesterday (22 April) reported a set of solid underlying first-quarter results. But it was away from the numbers that the US food and drinks giant stirred more interest, with Indra Nooyi's comments on the need to adapt to the changing ways consumers define health attracting attention.

McCain to shut site in USMcCain Foods to close US plant 24 April 2015

McCain Foods is to close a plant in the US state of Wisconsin.

Bjorg owner Wessanen reported "good start to the year"Wessanen enjoys strong volumes in Q1 24 April 2015

Netherlands-based food group Wessanen today (24 April) reported higher first-quarter sales and profits, with the company's CEO Christophe Barnouin pointing to the company's volume performance.

Ornua enjoyed higher sales and profits in 2014Food industry results in brief: Ornua, Cloetta, Gruma 24 April 2015

First-quarter numbers came in from the likes of European confectionery Cloetta and Mexican business Gruma. The Irish Dairy Board, now known as Ornua, reported its full results for 2014. Here's our weekly round-up of companies' financial results.

Where could new Birds Eye owner Nomad Holdings look next?Food industry news of the week: Iglo, Blue Bell Creameries, Hershey 24 April 2015

The EUR2.6bn sale of European frozen food giant and Birds Eye owner Iglo Group grabbed the headlines this week - and we looked at where the new owners - Nomad Holdings - could look next. Blue Bell Creameries, the US ice cream maker linked to a fatal listeria outbreak, was in the spotlight for very different reasons, pulling all its products from the market after fresh tests.

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