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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

With 16 years reporting on FMCG, Dean started out his journalistic career 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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Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.

Articles by Dean Best

Kras could soon be subject of takeover bidCroatia meat group Braca Pivac plans takeover of confectioner Kras 13 September 2019

Kras, the Croatia-listed confectionery group, is set to receive a takeover bid from its largest shareholder.


Brands changing hands include Snyder of BerlinConagra sells snacks assets to Utz Quality Foods 12 September 2019

Conagra Brands has offloaded snacks assets the US manufacturer took on through its acquisition of local peer Pinnacle Foods last year.


A quarter of Grenade's sales are overseas to 80 marketsWho might be in the race for UK sports-nutrition business Grenade? 11 September 2019

We weigh up the possible runners and riders for Grenade, the UK sports-nutrition business that could be set for fresh ownership.


Platvis specialises in flatfishParlevliet & Van der Plas nets stake in Dutch seafood peer Platvis Holland 11 September 2019

Netherlands-based seafood processor Parlevliet & Van der Plas has scooped up a shareholding in a fellow Dutch business.


New Culture's start-up team includes CSO Radman (second from right) and CEO Gibson (far right)Kraft Heinz leads seed funding of animal-free cheese firm New Culture 10 September 2019

Kraft Heinz, home to Kraft cheese, is to put money into a US firm developing "animal-free" varieties of the dairy product.


In 2018, Deoleo's annual losses widened and sales fell by more than 12%Olive-oil group Deoleo creates senior exec roles 10 September 2019

Deoleo, the international olive-oil supplier, has made changes to its senior management, including the creation of a role of chief marketing and innovation officer.


Strong Roots forecasting Irish frozen-food firm Strong Roots gets private-equity backing 10 September 2019

Strong Roots, the Ireland-based frozen-food supplier that has built a presence on both sides of the Atlantic, has secured investment from a US private-equity firm.


ACH described Anthony's Goods as Associated British Foods snaps up US baker Anthony's Goods 10 September 2019

Associated British Foods has acquired a fledgling US supplier of bakery products from almond flour to coconut oil.


Impossible Foods eyeing ChinaChina "our number one priority", meat-free firm Impossible Foods says 9 September 2019

The CEO of Impossible Foods has outlined the US meat-alternatives supplier's top priority when it comes to international markets.


Ota Solgryn has new ownerPepsiCo sells Danish oatmeal brand Ota Solgryn to Crispy Food 9 September 2019

PepsiCo, the US food giant behind Quaker porridge, has sold another brand of breakfast cereal in Denmark.




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