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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

Unilever to work with JD.com on China distributionUnilever hires JD.com as logistics partner in China 15 August 2018

Unilever has appointed Chinese e-commerce major JD.com its local logistics provider in a bid to boost its presence in the country.


Inverleith takes majority stake in Good HempUK firm Good Hemp gets new majority investor 15 August 2018

Braham and Murray, the company behind UK hemp food-and-drink brand Good Hemp, has sold a majority stake to existing investor and local private-equity firm Inverleith.


New interim CEO for Anchor owner FonterraFonterra names Miles Hurrell interim CEO 14 August 2018

Fonterra has named long-standing executive Miles Hurrell its new interim CEO as the dairy giant looks to "take stock" after seeing its chief executive and chairman both stand down this year.


Kroger to first offer Simple Truth products to Chinese consumersKroger to sell own-label in China via Alibaba's Tmall 14 August 2018

Kroger, one of the largest grocers in the US, is to launch its own-label ranges in China through e-commerce giant Alibaba.


WH Group's H1 profits mixedMeat giant WH Group names new deputy chairman 14 August 2018

WH Group, the Chinese meat processor, has appointed company executive Wan Hongjian as vice chairman.


2 Sisters says rise of 'retailer own brands' is another big opportunity2 Sisters to merge units as CEO sets out plans 13 August 2018

2 Sisters Food Group is to merge two of its poultry units under new plans set out by recently-installed CEO Ronald Kers, who took the reins at the UK manufacturer at the start of the month.


Capilano Honey board has accepted offerAustralia's Capilano Honey attracts takeover bid 13 August 2018

Capilano Honey, the Australian honey producer, has received a joint takeover bid from China-focused investment fund Wattle Hill RHC and Asia Pacific private-equity specialist Roc Partners.


Flowers to focus on supply-chain savingsFlowers Foods to step up efforts to cut costs 13 August 2018

The "top priority" for Flowers Foods is to "accelerate" its moves to find cost savings, the US bakery group's CEO has said, after the Nature's Own and Dave's Killer Bread owner issued a profit warning.


Rise Baking Company was built by Arbor through four acquisitionsOlympus Partners becomes Rise Baking Company's new private-equity owner 10 August 2018

US baker Rise Baking Company has a new owner, moving from the ownership of Arbor Investments to another private-equity firm, Olympus Partners.


Barratt brand to join Valeo Foods stable including Poppets and Fox's Glacier mintsValeo Foods Group buys Tangerine Confectionery from PE firm Blackstone 10 August 2018

Ireland's Valeo Foods Group has added to its candy business with the acquisition of UK supplier Tangerine Confectionery from private-equity house Blackstone.




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