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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

Nestle stopped short of issuing margin targetNestle sets out growth priorities 28 June 2017

Nestle has outlined where it plans to focus its resources on trying to drive growth, including in the consumer health sector, just days after an activist investor bought a stake in the world's largest food maker and called on the business to shake up its "staid culture".


General Mills forecasts another year of falling sales - data 28 June 2017

General Mills, the US-based group behind brands including Cheerios and Old El Paso, today (28 June) reported lower annual sales and profits - and forecast another year of a decline its top line.


Hain Celestial makes Better Bean first acquisition through Cultivate Ventures unitHain Celestial buys US bean products firm Better Bean 28 June 2017

Hain Celestial has acquired The Better Bean Company, a US firm that makes a range of products with beans as their central ingredient.


Del Monte Pacific chairman Gapud (l) and Fresh Del Monte CEO Abu-Ghazaleh (r) announce dealFresh Del Monte, Del Monte Pacific strike chilled JV 28 June 2017

US-based Fresh Del Monte and Asia-based peer Del Monte Pacific have settled legal action between the two businesses and moved to form a joint venture to market chilled products in the retail sector.


Danone has been working on making packaging and marketing for Activia in Europe more localisedDanone "optimises" Europe dairy units 28 June 2017

Danone has moved to reduce the number of category business units within its European dairy business in a bid to respond faster to changing trends in the market.


Cape Cod owner Snyder's-Lance names permanent CEOSnyder's-Lance makes Brian Driscoll permanent CEO 28 June 2017

US snacks group Snyder's-Lance has decided to give interim president and CEO Brian Driscoll the role on a permanent basis.


Tegel saw Tegel points to progress despite muted FY profits 27 June 2017

New Zealand-based poultry processor Tegel Group today (27 June) reported annual profits that, though higher, came in under its forecasts made when it listed last year.


Fox's owner Boparan saw Q3 profits fallBoparan Holdings sales up but profits pressured in "tough" Q3 26 June 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of the UK's 2 Sisters Food Group, today (26 June) reported rising sales but pressure on profits in what it described as a "tough" third quarter of its financial year.


2 Sisters owner Boparan names new CFOBoparan Holdings names ex-British Sugar MD Richard Pike new CFO 26 June 2017

Boparan Holdings, the parent of UK supplier 2 Sisters Food Group, has named former Associated British Foods executive Richard Pike as its new CFO.


May (r), talking to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (l) wants reciprocal rights for UK citizensBrexit - UK makes offer on EU citizens 23 June 2017

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has tabled what she has called a "fair and serious offer" to the EU on the status of the bloc's citizens in the country post-Brexit.


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