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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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Tyson to focus international business on China and IndiaUS: Tyson sells Mexico, Brazil ops to JBS 28 July 2014

Tyson Foods has struck a deal to sell its operations in Mexico and Brazil to meat processing rival JBS.

2 Sisters has hit out against The GuardianUK: 2 Sisters "passes" FSA poultry plant audits 28 July 2014

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.

FrieslandCampina said zones will help develop "sustainable" dairy production in VietnamVIETNAM: FrieslandCampina to set up three "dairy zones" 28 July 2014

Dutch dairy group FrieslandCampina is to set up three "dairy zones" in Vietnam that it says will support production in a fast-growing market.

Tyson to close sites in Iowa, New Mexico and New YorkUS: Tyson to close three plants 28 July 2014

US meat processor Tyson Foods is to shut three domestic factories in a bid to improve the performance of its prepared foods business.

Cranswick had "steady start" to FY2014/15, Investec saidUK: Q1 "in line with expectations", says meat firm Cranswick 28 July 2014

UK meat supplier Cranswick today (28 July) reported trading in its first quarter had been in line with the company's expectations.

Tyson shares rose after announcements on production changes and asset disposalsUS: Tyson Q3 profits up but miss Wall St forecasts 28 July 2014

Tyson Foods today (28 July) reported higher third-quarter earnings but the US meat group's bottom line was below Wall Street forecasts.

9Bar owner Wholebake enjoying healthy salesUK: Bridges Ventures fund invests in snacks firm Wholebake 28 July 2014

A "controlling" stake in UK snacks manufacturer Wholebake has been sold to investment fund Bridges Ventures.

Quest Nutrition to announce retail listing next monthUS: Protein firm Quest Nutrition set for crisps launch 28 July 2014

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.

Danone said was looking for ways to drive long-term growth but denied reports of strategic reviewEditor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week 28 July 2014

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: Cal-Maine strikes Arizona JV with Hickman's Egg Ranch 28 July 2014

US egg supplier Cal-Maine Foods has formed a venture with Hickman's Egg Ranch to sell "specialty" eggs in Arizona.

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