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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 14 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

GSK markets range of food products under Horlicks brandNestle, Kraft Heinz, Coke 'eyeing GSK's Horlicks' 18 June 2018

Nestle, Kraft Heinz and Coca-Cola are reportedly among the companies to have held early talks on a possible move to buy the food and drinks brand Horlicks, owned by UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline.


Hansells reportedly set to be taken overNew Zealand's Hansells Food Group 'set for sale' 18 June 2018

Hansells Food Group, the New Zealand-based manufacturer, is reportedly set to be taken over by one of the country's richest businessmen.


FDA to meet next month to discuss rise of US FDA to meet to discuss rules on 'lab' meat 18 June 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration is to convene a public meeting next month to discuss the possible regulation of "cultured" protein products.


Trump: Food machinery on Trump's list of tariffs for China 15 June 2018

A range of food manufacturing equipment features on the list of products from China on which the US today (15 June) imposed tariffs.


Lund: "We will take plant-based to the next level" - Naturli' Foods CEO Henrik Lund on Danish firm's push into meat-free 15 June 2018

Denmark-based Naturli' Foods has become the latest meat-free supplier from Europe to cross the English Channel to try to tap into the UK's growing interest in plant-based food. Dean Best spoke to Naturli' CEO Henrik Lund in London as the company marked its debut in the market.


William Saurin sale remains up in the airFrench government to weigh in on William Saurin takeover 14 June 2018

The French government is to examine the possible impact the takeover of a clutch of ready-meals assets - including the William Saurin brand - by rival manufacturer Cofigeo could have on jobs and the sector.


Lawless strikes deal with MonogramMonogram Food Solutions in equity deal with US peer Lawless Craft Jerky 14 June 2018

US group Monogram Food Solutions has struck a co-packing and equity deal with fledgling US peer Lawless Craft Jerky.


Ebro to manufacture Vegetalia products at new siteEbro to invest in organic-food production 13 June 2018

Ebro Foods is planning to build another factory to manufacture organic products, as the Spain-based group eyes rapid growth from that part of its business.


Munchy accounts for fifth of biscuit sales in Peninsular MalaysiaMunchy Food Industries confirms CVC Capital takeover 13 June 2018

Malaysia-based snacks group Munchy Food Industries has confirmed the sale of the business to private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners.


Murray: Pip & Nut founder Pippa Murray prepares for next push after fresh investment - the bitesize interview 13 June 2018

Fledgling UK nut-butter and nut milks supplier Pip & Nut has secured another wave of investment. Dean Best spoke to founder Pippa Murray about her plans for the business, which has major listings in its domestic market and has carved out footholds in a group of selected, overseas territories.




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