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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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Articles by Dean Best

Marcel wants to "The idea is to embrace change" – Danone Manifesto Ventures chief Laurent Marcel on the French group’s investment strategy in an industry disrupted 22 March 2019

Danone talks to just-food about its investments in up-and-coming businesses the French giant believes are shaking up the food industry.


Moo Free hopes to launch Marvellously Moreish later in 2019Chocolate firm Moo Free expands range with eye on Brexit 20 March 2019

Moo Free, the UK chocolate maker, is adding to its range of products in a bid to bolster sales should the country's departure from the EU affect the company's export sales.


Jack Link's to ramp up marketing investment in UKJack Link's prepares marketing push in UK 19 March 2019

Jack Link's, the US-based meat-snacks supplier, is set to embark on a marketing offensive in a major European market.


Vegan Rob's planning to launch Cauliflower Puffs in UKUS firm Vegan Rob’s eyes UK entry 19 March 2019

Vegan Rob's, the US vegan firm set up by Pirate's Booty founder Rob Ehrlich, is preparing to enter another market.


Greenyard could sell prepared foods unitAsset sales, jobs may go in Greenyard "transformation" plan 15 March 2019

European fruit-and-veg giant Greenyard today (15 March) set out the results of its "transformation" plan in a bid to boost sales and profitability.


FrieslandCampina could expand production networkFrieslandCampina weighs up new dairy factory 13 March 2019

FrieslandCampina, the Dutch dairy cooperative, is mulling whether to set up another production plant in its home market.


Thai Union: Thai Union strikes another deal with Alibaba 13 March 2019

Thai Union Group has secured another agreement with retail giant Alibaba in China, a market the seafood giant says is key to its growth.


Cofer: "The old innovation model is not working" – Mondelez International chief growth officer Tim Cofer on the snacks giant’s quest for agility 12 March 2019

Mondelez International chief growth officer Tim Cofer talks to just-food about how the SnackFutures hub will help the Cadbury owner "lead the future of snacking".


Red Baron owner Schwan's offloaded assets last yearCJ CheilJedang rebuts report of Schwan’s funding talks 12 March 2019

CJ CheilJedang has rebuffed a report claiming the South Korea-based food manufacturer is in talks over funding its acquisition of assets from US frozen-food business Schwan's.


Hochdorf issued two profit warnings in 2018Hochdorf CEO Thomas Eisenring resigns amid investor disquiet 11 March 2019

Hochdorf CEO Thomas Eisenring has decided to quit his role for "family reasons" amid dissatisfaction from a leading investor with the performance of the infant-formula maker.




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