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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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Experts called out health, direct-to-consumer and Brexit as factors behind M&A in 2019What could drive food M&A in 2019? 14 December 2018

2018 looks set to be a year in which M&A activity in the food industry intensified. What could shape the sector's deal-making in 2019? Dean Best reports.

Raisio trims EBIT forecastRaisio cuts 2018 EBIT forecast 14 December 2018

Benecol-to-Elovena manufacturer Raisio has lowered its forecast for a key profitability metric for 2018.

Rojo's owner joins Lakeview Farms portfolioLakeview Firms snaps up US peer Simply Fresh Foods 14 December 2018

US-based dips and desserts manufacturer Lakeview Farms has announced its second acquisition in a week, snapping up another business in the country.

Deal focuses on Kraft assets in regionMondelez strikes Middle East, Africa cheese deal with Arla 13 December 2018

Mondelez International and European dairy giant Arla Foods today (13 December) announced a deal over a clutch of the snacks major's cheese assets in the Middle East and Africa.

Asda and Sainsbury's looking to join forcesUK watchdog issues warning after Sainsbury's, Asda merger request 12 December 2018

The UK's competition watchdog has reacted to a request from Sainsbury's and Asda for more time to respond to the investigation into their proposed merger.

Just hoping to create cell-cultured version of WagyuPlant-based firm Just to explore "cultured" Wagyu 11 December 2018

Just, the US plant-based firm formerly known as Hampton Creek, is looking to add another lab-grown or "cultured" food to its portfolio.

Agrosuper finalises another deal in salmonChile's Agrosuper finalises move for Salmones Friosur 11 December 2018

Chile-based food manufacturer Agrosuper has sealed the acquisition of a local salmon business, its latest deal in the sector.

Unilever wants to accelerate sales and margin growth from food armUnilever's 2018 investor day - six things to learn 11 December 2018

Last week, Unilever's senior management was in the Indian city of Mumbai for the company's annual investor day. just-food presents what you need to know from the two-day event.

Report on cannabis latest launch from just-food's FUTURES serviceThe future of cannabis in food and drinks - why you need to act 11 December 2018

The future of cannabis in the food and beverage industries will be worth billions, according to the latest report from FUTURES - the new insights service from just-food and sister site just-drinks.

Valeo adds brands including Barratt to product rangeUK watchdog clears Valeo's purchase of Tangerine Confectionery 10 December 2018

UK competition officials have issued their ruling on Valeo Foods Group's move to buy local candy maker Tangerine Confectionery.

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