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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

A business journalist and experienced editor, Dean has reported on the international food and beverage industries for more than a decade. He became editor of just-food.com in 2007.

Dean 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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Vion had Covid-19 - Output halted at meat group Vion plant 26 May 2020

Dutch meat supplier Vion has seen output at one of its domestic sites halted – and all staff sent home for a fortnight's quarantine – after dozens of workers tested positive.

Thai Union plant sells products to North America, Europe and AsiaBlaze hits Thai Union plant in Canada 26 May 2020

Seafood titan Thai Union Group has reported a fire at a processing plant in North America has "significantly affected" operations at the facility.

Garlic bread production affectedFire halts production at Bakkavor UK plant 26 May 2020

A Bakkavor factory manufacturing garlic bread and doughballs has seen output hit by a fire over the weekend, the UK private-label supplier has confirmed.

Tiger Brands said negotiations continueTwo suitors table bids for up-for-sale Tiger Brands meat assets 26 May 2020

Tiger Brands has issued fresh details on the interest in the "value-added" meat business the South Africa-based consumer-goods group has put on the block.

Danish Crown saw revenue rise 18% in H1Danish Crown to close domestic plant 26 May 2020

Danish Crown has decided to shut one of its domestic facilities, with the Denmark-based meat co-op wanting to "maintain competitiveness".

Even as foodservice re-opens, Coveney believes UK retailers will gain share in food-to-go marketGreencore CEO Patrick Coveney on how the UK food-to-go supplier will bounce back - the just-food interview 26 May 2020

UK supplier Greencore, with its major food-to-go business, has seen Covid-19 hammer sales in recent weeks. Chief executive Patrick Coveney believes the company can emerge stronger.

Mars has made allegations against former company employeeMars 'sues JAB Holding over alleged theft of documents' 22 May 2020

Mars and JAB Holding are reportedly set for a legal battle after the Snickers giant filed a suit against the Pret and Panera Bread owner over claims an executive stole documents.

Nestle to also spend on pet-food and confectionery productionNestle to build plant-based factory in China 20 May 2020

The world's largest food maker has set out the sectors behind which it will invest in production in what is the company's second-largest market.

Greencore preparing for site re-openingGreencore readies re-starting at paused plant 20 May 2020

Greencore, one of the largest private-label suppliers operating in the UK, is set to open one of the three factories where it halted production last month.

Shovel: "Foodservice is the most exciting part of our outlook when Covid-19 clears" – Andy Shovel, co-founder of UK meat-free brand This, the bitesize interview 20 May 2020

UK brand This, one of a flurry of firms looking to ride rising consumer interest in meat alternatives, talks adapting to Covid-19 hit, competition and optimism for foodservice.

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