just-food authors and correspondents
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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Articles by Dean Best
Tyson Foods has struck a deal to sell its operations in Mexico and Brazil to meat processing rival JBS.
2 Sisters Food Group said today (28 July) two plants at the centre of food safety allegations had passed audits ordered by the UK's Food Standards Agency.
Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina is to set up three "dairy zones" in Vietnam that it says will support production in a fast-growing market.
US meat processor Tyson Foods is to shut three domestic factories in a bid to improve the performance of its prepared foods business.
UK meat supplier Cranswick today (28 July) reported trading in its first quarter had been in line with the company's expectations.
Tyson Foods today (28 July) reported higher third-quarter earnings but the US meat group's bottom line was below Wall Street forecasts.
A "controlling" stake in UK snacks manufacturer Wholebake has been sold to investment fund Bridges Ventures.
US firm Quest Nutrition, a maker of protein-based products, is to launch into the savoury snacks aisle with the launch of a crisps line.
just-food secured time with Premier Foods CEO Gavin Darby this week after the UK group announced its first-half results, numbers that underlined the difficulty the company is having in growing sales. In a week of companies reporting its half-year numbers, Danone saw sales and profits fall but it stuck to its full-year targets, Unilever said innovation would help its food arm in slow-growth mature markets and Hershey claimed NPD would drive its business in the longer term, even if its recent price hike hits demand in the coming months.
US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has formed a venture with Hickman's Egg Ranch to sell "specialty" eggs in Arizona.
- On the money: Unilever shifting into growth spots
- On the money: Danone denies strategy overhaul
- The just-food interview: Premier Foods CEO Darby
- Comment: Danone could be mulling strategy shift
- Why whole sector should take heed of meat scrutiny
- Unilever sees lacklustre H1 food sales
- Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil ops to JBS
- Danone H1 profits down but sticks to FY goals
- Hovis eyes Leicester bakery closure
- FrieslandCampina to form "dairy zones" in Vietnam