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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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Articles by Dean Best

Cahillane: The new Kellogg CEO's quest for growth - CAGNY takeaways 23 February 2018

There were a number of companies presenting at this week's CAGNY conference in the US that had recently-installed CEOs making their first appearance at one of the key dates in the investor calendar as chief executive. Among them was Steve Cahillane, the former Anheuser-Busch InBev and Coca-Cola executive who took the helm at Kellogg in October. His job is to get a business with a sluggish top line back into growth. Dean Best tuned in.


Stryve Foods buys second biltong firm in two monthsStryve Foods gobbles up Braaitime in latest biltong deal 23 February 2018

US protein snacks firm Stryve Foods has snapped up another local biltong business.


ABP Food Group eyes foodservice supply deal in China 23 February 2018

ABP Food Group, the Ireland-based meat processor, has secured a deal to supply beef to Taiwan-based restaurant chain Wowprime.


Danone unveils Auckland plant expansion 23 February 2018

Danone has completed an investment project at a plant in New Zealand designed to double the production capacity of a plant that blends and packs infant formula.


D'Orsogna invests in productionAussie meat firm D’Orsogna starts plant build 23 February 2018

Australian meats supplier D'Orsogna has started the construction of a factory that is set to double its capacity.


General Mills rolling out successful product concepts internationallyGeneral Mills' bid for growth - CAGNY 2018 takeaways 22 February 2018

In General Mills' most recent financial year, the Cheerios-to-Yoplait owner saw its net sales tumble 4% on an organic basis - and that decline followed two successive years of its sales by that metric being flat. However, company veteran and now CEO Jeff Harmening believes General Mills can get back to growth and, at this year's Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference, outlined why. Here are the top takeaways from the group's presentation.


Nestle said to be involved in pricing spatNestle 'in price row with AgeCore buying group' 22 February 2018

Nestle is reportedly in embroiled in a pricing spat with members of the European retail buying group AgeCore.


Blue Dragon owner ABF names new chairmanABF chairman Charles Sinclair to step down 22 February 2018

Charles Sinclair, the chairman of Kingsmill, Patak's and Ryvita owner Associated British Foods, is to step down from the role in April.


Bilbrey was Hershey CEO for six yearsJ.P. Bilbrey to step down as Hershey chairman 22 February 2018

Hershey veteran J.P. Bilbrey is to retire as the US confectionery giant's chairman.


Aldi acquires brand exclusively on sale at retailerAldi buys Hungarian dairy brand Kokardas from Alfoldi Tej 22 February 2018

Discount retail powerhouse Aldi has snapped up a dairy brand in Hungary, Kokárdás, from local manufacturer Alföldi Tej.




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