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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 15 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 Times to Time magazine and on international broadcast outlets like the BBC and France 24.

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Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.

Articles by Dean Best

India dairy firm Kwality hit with bankruptcy proceedings 17 October 2018

Kwality, the India-based dairy business, said today (17 October) it is the subject of a bankruptcy petition filed before the country's National Company Law Tribunal.

Chefs Plate acquired by HelloFreshHelloFresh to buy Canadian meal-kit rival Chefs Plate 17 October 2018

Germany-based meal-kit business HelloFresh today (17 October) announced the acquisition of a rival business in Canada.

Arla also looking at launching direct-to-consumer service in other countriesDairy giant Arla launches direct-to-consumer business in UK 16 October 2018

Arla Foods, the European dairy giant, has started selling directly to consumers in the UK.

Young's owners reported to be in advanced talks on sale of businessCapVest 'preferred buyer for Young's Seafood' 15 October 2018

Private-equity firm CapVest has reportedly emerged as the preferred buyer for UK-based Young's Seafood.

Seed and Bean co-founder Oliver Shorts"If Green & Black's consumers want a different brand, we hope we're that brand" - UK chocolate firm Seed and Bean sets out stall - the bitesize interview 12 October 2018

Seed and Bean is a fledgling but growing UK-based organic chocolate maker, building a presence at home and abroad. Dean Best spoke to co-owner Oliver Shorts about the company's ambitions.

Nestle set up Froneri venture in 2016Nestle ice-cream JV Froneri eyes plant closure 12 October 2018

Froneri, the venture housing much of Nestle's ice-cream operations, is looking to close another plant in Europe.

UK believes no-deal Brexit is No-deal Brexit will mean changes to meat, dairy "health marks" 12 October 2018

A so-called no-deal Brexit will mean changes to the "health marks" carried on meat, dairy and fish products, the UK government has advised.

Sleaford - eyeing retail push.Ingredients firm Sleaford Quality Foods eyes retail push 12 October 2018

Sleaford Quality Foods, a UK ingredients supplier majority-owned by Indian conglomerate Jain Irrigation Systems, is looking to diversify its customer base.

Brazil confectionery major Florestal Alimentos adds to business through M&ABrazilian confectioner Florestal Alimentos buys local peer Chocolates Planalto 10 October 2018

Brazil-based confectioner Florestal Alimentos has snapped up local peer Chocolates Planalto.

Pirate's Booty biggest brand of Hershey's new Pirate Brands businessSeptember adds to M&A deals growth in first nine months of 2018 - data 10 October 2018

As company strategists look to M&A to gain an edge on their competition, just-food's index of mergers and acquisitions in the international packaged food sector highlights the volume of deals being announced worldwide.

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