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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

Chobani eyes growth after turning down takeover bidsChobani targets growth after rejecting offers 8 February 2016

Chobani has turned down offers from suitors interested in investing in the US yoghurt maker, just-food understands.

Dr Oetker set to open new India plant in JuneDr Oetker to open new plant in India 8 February 2016

Dr Oetker, the German food group, is setting up a new plant in India, where it has been looking to expand production for over five years.

Starbucks wants to open around 1,400 stores in China in three yearsFoodservice focus January 2016 - McDonald's positivity, Five Guys and Spain, Starbucks in China 8 February 2016

January saw signs McDonald's moves to revitalise its domestic business are gaining traction, Pizza Hut look to boost its own US sales in part through an emphasis on value and Starbucks sound an optimistic note on China.

Arla wants to double rate of growth of organic sales by 2020Arla to cut jobs as dairy giant reshapes in bid for growth 5 February 2016

Arla Foods today (5 February) announced plans to cut 500 jobs as part of changes the European dairy co-operative hopes will help it to grow amid "fierce" competition.

McBride (l) and Prof. Lutz (r) mark signing of MoU in BerlinT&G, Zespri to co-operate to target SE Asia 5 February 2016

New Zealand-based produce groups T&G and Zespri are to work together to try to grow their businesses in south-east Asia.

Orkla reviewing manufacturing networkOrkla starts manufacturing review 5 February 2016

Orkla is reviewing its manufacturing network with the company admitting it has "several" plants with similar technology and production across the Nordic and Baltic markets.

Kerry extends Pure brand into ready mealsKerry Group launches Pure free-from meals in UK 5 February 2016

Kerry Group has extending its dairy-free spreads brand Pure into the UK meals market with the launch of lunchtime and evening dishes.

John West business in Australia secures MSC certificationSimplot's John West touts MSC tuna certification in Australia 5 February 2016

John West Australia, the tuna group owned by US-based agrifood business JR Simplot, has secured Marine Stewardship Council certification for the bulk of the ingredients it markets in the country.

Saputo gets Q3 boostSaputo Q3 boosts 9M profits 5 February 2016

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy group, has reported higher profits for the first nine months of the financial year after an improved third quarter offset lower earnings in the first six months of the period.

Mondelez pitches new bar as Mondelez International aims for "luxury" with Cadbury Dairy Milk Medley 5 February 2016

Mondelez International has developed Cadbury Dairy Milk Medley for the UK market, a small tablet bar marketed as a "luxury" treat in the evening.

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