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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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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.


GSK acquired Maximuscle owner Maxinutrition in 2010GlaxoSmithKline 'lining up MaxiNutrition for sale' 23 June 2017

UK-based pharmaceutical group GlaxoSmithKline is reported to have started a process to sell sports nutrition arm MaxiNutrition.


US said 11% of fresh beef imports from Brazil had been rejected since MarchUS halts Brazil's fresh beef imports 23 June 2017

The US has suspended imports from fresh beef from Brazil, with Washington citing "recurring concerns" over product safety.


Nestle to work on Terra Nestle "open" to buying stakes in Terra accelerator start-ups 23 June 2017

Nestle has said it would be "open" to acquiring stakes in start-ups that join the Terra accelerator programme, a scheme launched by financial services group Rabobank and US technology campus RocketSpace to support fledgling food companies.


Two bidders in race for Mondelez NZ co-packing 23 June 2017

Two co-packers are left in the running to take on a portion of the production at Mondelez International's plant in the New Zealand city of Dunedin, which the US snacks giant plans to close next March.


JBS planned to sell assets in three countries to MinervaBrazilian court halts JBS plan to sell assets to Minerva 22 June 2017

A court in Brazil has suspended JBS's plan to sell a clutch of assets in South America to meat processing rival Minerva.


Costco working with new firm Lincoln Premium PoultryCostco breaks ground on first US poultry plant 22 June 2017

US wholesaler Costco has started building its first poultry processing plant.


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