Dean has reported on the international food and beverage industries for 20 years. He became editor of Just Food in 2007 and Just Drinks in 2022.
A fresh media report has suggested the Italian food group is among a series of possible suitors for the UK food and drinks business.
Bjarni Ármannsson, who has been at the helm for almost five years, is stepping down.
The private-equity firm has joined Japan’s Mitsui & Co. as a backer of the dairy business.
The Texas-based business, which sells into major US grocery retailers, has a new owner.
The former Merrick Pet Care executive now heads the new business created from the merger of Natural Balance and Canidae.
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Nestlé has made a rare acquisition in chocolate. There remains, however, some speculation about its long-term plans.
The California-based business is selling its cultivated meat in restaurants after receiving regulatory approval in June.
The French giant is investing in its medical nutrition business, which makes foods for patients with specific needs.
The Chilean plant-based business, which has developed products with Kraft Heinz, is now also working with another US food giant.
The Smucker’s jam and Meow Mix cat-food owner said acquiring Hostess is “a compelling expansion of our family of brands”.