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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

Ireland said border question requires Brexit - UK proposes "no hard border" for trade with Ireland 16 August 2017

The UK today (16 August) announced it wants to see "no hard border in the movement of goods" between the country and Ireland, setting out its position on one of the thorniest Brexit issues.


Dairy Milk maker Mondelez wants to Mondelez to cut Cadbury jobs in Australia in fresh efficiency drive 16 August 2017

Mondelez International has set out plans for a programme of investment at a Cadbury factory in Australia - but the move will lead to the loss of 50 jobs.


Storck to launch TV push for Knoppers next monthStorck to launch Knoppers in UK 16 August 2017

Germany-based confectioner August Storck is to launch wafer-based confectionery brand Knoppers in the UK, targeting parents and children at the start of the new school term next month.


Veggie Noodle Co. sells stake to private-equity firm Encore Consumer Capital 16 August 2017

Veggie Noodle Co., a US supplier of spiralised noodles, has sold a minority stake in its business to private-equity firm Encore Consumer Capital.


Oversupply of pigs in Asia weighed on CP Foods profitsThailand’s Charoen Pokphand Foods H1 profits up despite livestock pressure 16 August 2017

Charoen Pokphand Foods, the Thailand-based meat and seafood group, saw its earnings in the first half of the year rise despite a sharp fall in segment profits from its livestock division.


Marfrig losses widen on lower sales 16 August 2017

Brazil-based meat supplier Marfrig has booked half-year losses of more than BRL400m hit by exchange rates and a near-12% drop in revenues.


San Miguel Pure Foods posts higher H1 profitsH1 sales, earnings up at San Miguel Pure Foods 16 August 2017

San Miguel Pure Foods, the Philippines-based meat-to-dairy supplier, has reported higher first-half sales and profits.


Premium Brands Holdings reported growth beyond that driven by M&AM&A-driven and underlying growth at Premium Brands Holdings 16 August 2017

Canada-based food manufacturer Premium Brands Holdings has booked higher first-half sales and earnings, helped by a "record" second quarter.


Danone added Alpro owner WhiteWave Foods to portfolio in 2017US activist investor Corvex 'buys stake in Danone' 15 August 2017

US-based fund Corvex Management has reportedly emerged as a shareholder in Danone, with the activist investor said to believe the Activia and Alpro maker is undervalued.


Jana Partners has invested in Blue ApronActivist investor Jana Partners buys stake in Blue Apron 15 August 2017

Blue Apron, the embattled US meal-kit supplier, has seen activist investor Jana Partners appear on its share roster.


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