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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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NestleNestle hit with US watchdog ad charge 31 October 2014

The US Federal Trade Commission has claimed Nestle has made false claims in its advertising for Good Start Gentle infant formula.

Atlantic Grupa reported mixed sales results in largest marketsCroatia's Atlantic Grupa cuts 2014 sales forecast 31 October 2014

Croatia-based food company Atlantic Grupa has cut its sales forecast for 2014 as it battles a "challenging business environment".

Wheyhey will be "number on brand" in mainstream high-protein category, co-founder Kennedy saysThe prospects for protein: The bitesize interview: UK protein ice cream brand Wheyhey 31 October 2014

Wheyhey, a fledgling UK-based high-protein ice cream brand, has had a rollercoaster three years, entering administration in 2012 before fresh investment enabled the business to start again. It is now riding the wave of rising consumer interest in protein. Co-founder Damien Kennedy declines to comment on the reasons for Wheyhey's administration but outlines the company's development, his belief high-protein will soon be a mainstream category and his desire for the firm to follow in the footsteps of Red Bull and Innocent.

Ebro Foods forecasts higher 2014 profits 31 October 2014

Spanish food group Ebro Foods has forecast a 12% rise in earnings in 2014.

Calbee earnings up over 20% in H1 31 October 2014

Japan-based snacks group Calbee saw profits increase by more than a fifth in the first half of its financial year with sales growth at home and abroad.

Inventure Foods shares sag after Q3 miss 31 October 2014

Inventure Foods saw sales and profits climb in the first nine months of 2014 - but shares in the US food group fell yesterday (30 October) after third-quarter results missed analyst expectations.

Q3 results continued to pour in this week, including from Kellogg and HersheyFood industry news of the week: Chiquita, Yashili, Q3 results 31 October 2014

After seven months, this week saw the uncertainty over Chiquita Brands International's future all but end with the US produce giant agreeing to a US$681m takeover bid from Brazil's Cutrale Group and Safra Group. Elsewhere, Danone announced moves to enter mass-market infant formula in China with an investment in local player Yashili International Holdings.

Deoleo expects sales to slide in 2014 31 October 2014

Olive oil maker Deoleo has forecast its annual sales will drop by over 7% in 2014.

Ezaki Glico reports mixed H1 results 31 October 2014

Japanese food group Ezaki Glico has booked an increase in half-year net profit but saw operating profit and net sales fall.

Sauce firm Alimentos Kamuk to build facility 31 October 2014

Alimentos Kamuk, the Costa Rica-based sauce maker, is to build a production plant as it seeks to expand its product range.

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