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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

Halo Top owner Eden Creanery was reported in August to have hired banks to prepare for auction of companyHalo Top rise hits Unilever ice cream in US 20 October 2017

Unilever, the world's largest ice-cream maker, has admitted the entry of fledgling US brand Halo Top has hit its business in the country.

CPF introducing new policy this monthCharoen Pokphand Foods devises new antimicrobial policy 20 October 2017

Thailand-based food giant Charoen Pokphand Foods has set out a new policy for its use of antibiotics in its livestock and aquaculture operations.

BabyRuth among Nestle US confectionery brands up for saleFerrero strikes again in US - but whither Nestle assets? 20 October 2017

Ferrero and Ferrara Candy Co. have this summer been named as two possible bidders for Nestle's US confectionery assets. This week, they announced they were to join forces. What, then, could that mean for Nestle's bid to sell the business?

Cedrob adds Silesia to ranksCedrob gets all-clear to buy Polish meat peer Silesia 20 October 2017

Polish meat group Cedrob has been given regulatory clearance to acquire local processor Zakladami Miesnymi Silesia.

Arla adds Swedish co-op Gefleortens to businessArla merges with Swedish dairy Gefleortens 20 October 2017

European dairy giant Arla Foods, which counts Sweden as among its largest markets, has struck a deal that will see local co-op Gefleortens merge into the business.

Danone reviewing all parts of dairy business in BrazilDanone bids to revive ailing Brazil dairy business 19 October 2017

Danone is reviewing all facets of its dairy business in Brazil in a bid to try to improve its performance, CFO Cécile Cabanis has said, after the Activia maker saw a double-digit decline in its sales in the country during the third quarter.

Fears of 'chipocalypse' have made international headlinesNZ 'chipocalypse' - PepsiCo looks to Australia to boost supplies 19 October 2017

PepsiCo's business in New Zealand has turned to its operations in Australia for production as the snacks giant adjusts to a slump in the local potato crop after months of heavy rain in the country.

Kraft Heinz to buy brands including Gravox gravyKraft Heinz to buy assets from Japan's Suntory 19 October 2017

Kraft Heinz has struck a deal to acquire a range of food brands marketed in Australia and New Zealand, including Saxa salt and Gravox gravy, from Japan's Suntory Food & Beverage.

Faber has been Danone CEO since October 2014Danone confirms CEO Emmanuel Faber to take on chairman role 19 October 2017

Danone has confirmed Emmanuel Faber will add the position of chairman to his role as CEO.

The Meatsnacks Group range includes Wild West brandWhy Meatsnacks Group is confident about growth prospects 18 October 2017

UK-based Meatsnacks Group has built a business with a leadership position in the country's growing jerky and biltong categories - but is looking to flex its muscles with new products and further geographic expansion. Dean Best met Meatsnacks Group managing director James Newitt at the Anuga trade show to find out more.

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