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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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McCormick embarks on further push into French organic sectorMcCormick latest to launch organic food push in France 18 October 2017

McCormick & Co. has stepped up its presence in France’s organic category.


The Meatsnacks Group range includes Wild West brandWhy Meatsnacks Group is confident about growth prospects 18 October 2017

UK-based Meatsnacks Group has built a business with a leadership position in the country's growing jerky and biltong categories - but is looking to flex its muscles with new products and further geographic expansion. Dean Best met Meatsnacks Group managing director James Newitt at the Anuga trade show to find out more.


Beyond Meat - now backed by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.Leonardo DiCaprio adds Beyond Meat to share portfolio 18 October 2017

US film star Leonardo DiCaprio has invested in another fledgling local food company, adding a stake in meat-free business Beyond Meat to a portfolio that includes chickpea snack brand Hippeas.


Campbell adds to Plum Organics baby-food range in USCampbell Soup Co. launches Plum Organics Baby Bowls 18 October 2017

Campbell Soup Co. has launched another range of Plum Organics baby food in the US, with a line of food sold in plastic bowls it hopes will add some interest to a "stagnant" jar segment.


Riboud has held Danone slient on Franck Riboud exit talk 17 October 2017

Danone has refused to be drawn on a report in France suggesting chairman - and once long-time CEO - Franck Riboud is to leave the business.


Arla adds to Protein range in UKArla adds to protein-enhanced range in UK 17 October 2017

Arla Foods, which has steadily launched a line of protein-enhanced dairy products in the UK, has added to the range.


QBCo joins Abraaj food-industry investeesPrivate-equity firm Abraaj invests in Colombia's QBCo 16 October 2017

Private-equity firm The Abraaj Group has acquired a majority stake in Colombia-based own-label food manufacturer QBCo.


The Continental Foods range also includes condiments brand Devos LemmensSpain's GBfoods 'among suitors for Continental Foods' 16 October 2017

Spain-based multinational GBfoods is reportedly one of three companies eyeing Belgium-based soup-to-sauces business Continental Foods.


One of Udder Delights' shareholders will keep 10% stake in firmJapan's Megmilk Snow Brand buys control of Australian cheese firm Udder Delights 13 October 2017

Megmilk Snow Brand, the Japan-based dairy and infant formula business, has acquired a majority stake in Australian cheese maker Udder Delights.


Danone said Protinex Bytes offered Indian consumers option for healthier snackDanone launches protein-enriched snack in India 13 October 2017

Danone has launched a line of protein-enriched snacks in India, targeting the under-consumption of the nutrient in swathes of the country's population.


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