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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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European Council President Donald Tusk (l), Abe (c) and Juncker (r) in July 2017EU, Japan finalise trade deal 8 December 2017

The EU and Japan today (7 December) announced they had finalised a deal on trade between the two markets, an agreement that looks set to open the Asian country to European agricultural exports.


Campbell Soup-backed Acre Venture Partners invests in incubator network 8 December 2017

Acre Venture Partners, a US investment fund backed by Campbell Soup Co., has put money into Pilotworks, a local incubator set up to support fledgling food and drink companies.


Flora owner Unilever reportedly set to decide on offersPlatinum Equity 'eyes mature parts of Unilever spreads unit' 7 December 2017

US-based investment fund Platinum Equity is reportedly interested in buying a chunk of Unilever's spreads business, with the deadline for the bids for the division said to be next week.


Schwan's was last week reported to be mulling saleSchwan's names Jeff Erickson chairman 7 December 2017

US group Schwan's has promoted director Jeff Erickson to the role of chairman.


UK food companies working to another Courtauld pledgeMore signatories to 2025 UK industry waste pledge 7 December 2017

Meat supplier ABP Food Group and bakery business Hovis are among the latest organisations to sign up to to cut food and drink waste in the country by a fifth by 2025.


Nestle to buy portfolio of brands including Garden of LifeNestle to buy Garden of Life owner Atrium Innovations 6 December 2017

Nestle has followed its pledge to invest in building its presence in the consumer-health sector by moving to buy Canada-based vitamins and supplements group Atrium Innovations.


CASH named Richmond CASH fingers sausages and calls for mandatory limits on salt in UK 6 December 2017

UK campaign group Consensus Action on Salt and Health has called for the country's government to legislate on the amount of salt in foods, pointing to the levels of the ingredient in sausages as evidence not enough progress has been made using voluntary targets.


La Rousse supplies range of Aryzta sells La Rousse Foods to retailer Musgrave 5 December 2017

Bakery group Aryzta has struck a deal to sell Dublin-based foodservice supplier La Rousse Foods to Irish retail giant Musgrave.


Sale of brands including William Saurin being reviewedFrance competition regulator to probe sale of William Saurin 4 December 2017

The sale of the ready-meals arm of French food group Financiere Turenne Lafayette to local peerrs Cofigeo and Arterris is being investigated by the country's competition watchdog.


Australia red meat industry eyes carbon-neutral goal 24 November 2017

Australia's red meat processors can become carbon-neutral by 2030, the local trade body has announced.


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