All articles by Dean Best

Dean Best

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.

Law firms Skadden, Kirkland & Ellis head 2023 FMCG M&A league table

Skadden topped the charts when measuring the value of deals, while Kirkland & Ellis advised on the most transactions.

Goldman Sachs, Rothschild topped consumer-sector M&A advisers in 2023 – data

Goldman topped the charts when measuring the value of deals, while Rothschild advised on the most transactions.

Mondelez in sweet spot as momentum continues

Consumers don’t appear to have been put off by the Cadbury maker’s moves to raise prices.

French farming unions call for end to protests

Farmers in France angry at rising costs and cheap imports, have carried out days of protests and set up blockades on key transport routes.

Cocoa prices, Utz’s margins, Comvita’s sales – the week in data

Each week, Just Food brings you a snapshot of the news through data.

EU moves to try to cool farmers’ anger

The European Commission plans to give farmers more flexibility over fallow land and curb imports of some foodstuffs from Ukraine.

US meals supplier FreshRealm moves for kits firm Marley Spoon

Last year, ready-meals business FreshRealm acquired assets from Blue Apron, another US meal-kits supplier.

Fortenova tests market for agri unit

The Croatia-based food, drinks and retail group is seeing what interest there is for its agribusiness assets.

Brynwood Partners ‘explores sale of Hometown Food Company’

A media report says the US private-equity firm has hired advisers to work on a possible sale of the baking-products business.

Plant-based meat slowdown, McCormick’s volume test – the week in data

Just Food brings you a snapshot of the week’s news through data.