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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

Fazer makes production changesFazer to close non-dairy plant in Finland 16 January 2020

Finland-based Fazer Group has outlined plans to shut a manufacturing facility in its domestic market making the non-dairy Fazer Yosa products.


Spain latest market where Danone using Nutri-Score labelsDanone rolls out Nutri-Score in new market 16 January 2020

Activia and Alpro owner Danone has put the Nutri-Score nutrition labels developed in France on products on sale in another European market.


Daco France posted revenue of almost EUR100m in 2019New investor at French healthy-snacks firm Daco 16 January 2020

Daco France has a new investor, with the healthy-snacks maker's majority shareholders looking to accelerate its growth.


Good Catch was set up in 2017Good Catch owner Gathered Foods attracts major investors 15 January 2020

Gathered Foods, the US company behind the plant-based seafood brand Good Catch, has announced investment from two major food manufacturers in North America.


Aviko invests in China-based French-fry supplierPotato giant Aviko snaps up Chinese firm Hongyuan Louis 15 January 2020

European potato-products major Aviko has moved to beef up its position in China with the acquisition of a majority stake in a local French-fries supplier.


Pretzels brings in new COOPretzels hires ex-Craftmark Bakery exec Ku Han as COO 15 January 2020

Pretzels, the private equity-backed, US snacks business, has appointed a new chief operating officer.


Morinaga JV in Pakistan starts productionPakistan infant-fomula JV sees plant start production 15 January 2020

A venture in Pakistan involving Japanese dairy major Morinaga Milk Industry Co. has started production at a new infant-formula plant.


Real Handful brand hit market in 2016UK snacks firm Real Handful secures fresh investment 15 January 2020

Real Handful has attracted investment the fledgling UK snacks firm will put towards product development and marketing.


Market watchers believe TreeHouse will find buyer for the assetsWhat’s next after Post, TreeHouse rip up cereal deal plan? 15 January 2020

Post Holdings and TreeHouse Foods have called time on their proposed breakfast-cereal transaction amid opposition from US competition officials. What are their options now?


Savencia to push on with site's closureSavencia plant to close after Schreiber Foods withdraws offer 14 January 2020

There has been a development in Schreiber Foods' potential move to acquire a factory in France owned by one of the country's largest dairy companies.




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