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Dean Best

Dean BestBiography

A business journalist and experienced editor, Dean has reported on the international food and beverage industries for more than a decade. He became editor of just-food.com in 2007.

Dean 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.

Columns by Dean Best

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Dean Best's views on the industry's hot issues.

Articles by Dean Best

Hellmann's mayonnaise on sale in the UK, September 2020Unilever hints at "creative" deal-making on M&A 22 October 2020

With the FMCG giant gearing up for the unification of its joint Anglo-Dutch structure, the company's management was asked for detail today (22 October) on its M&A plans.


LSDH adds to fresh-produce businessFrench group LSDH snaps up foodservice suppliers 21 October 2020

French food group Laiterie de Saint-Denis-de-l'Hôtel (LSDH) has acquired two local businesses supplying the foodservice market.


Outside the UK, EOL exports to markets including Middle EastADM-Princes venture Edible Oils invests to meet demand 21 October 2020

The UK producer of packaged oils including Crisp 'n' Dry is to invest in its production to meet demand.


Dairy Farmers brand could be set to change handsUpdate – Saputo confirms interest in Australia's Lion Dairy & Drinks 20 October 2020

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy major, has confirmed it is mulling a move to buy another asset in Australia.


Eat Just indicated more production in Asia could followAlt-egg firm Eat Just to build Asia factory 20 October 2020

The US-based of alternative-egg products is teaming up with a private-equity firm to build a production facility in Asia.


Barilla adds to pasta productionBarilla buys factory from Italian peer Pasta Zara 20 October 2020

Barilla, the Italy-based food group, has snapped up a manufacturing facility from a domestic peer, it has confirmed.


Dairy Farmers among Lion's brandsSaputo wants to buy Lion dairy unit – Australian watchdog 20 October 2020

Saputo, the Canada-based dairy major, wants to buy another asset in Australia, according to the country's competition watchdog.


Danone said Alpro gained market share in Europe in Q3Danone executive shake-up, asset review 19 October 2020

The French giant is restructuring its management – with the company's CFO deciding to leave – and reviewing its portfolio to adapt to the challenges created by the virus.


Vega's future being mulled overDanone looks for lift after recent woes 19 October 2020

According to CEO Emmanuel Faber, Danone needs to "reinvent itself again". Dean Best reports on the Alpro maker's quest to get back on track.


Bel to roll out in plant-based cheese products in coming monthsCheese giant Bel's bold plant-based bid 18 October 2020

Cheese giant Bel has issued more detail on its plant-based plans – and, as Dean Best reports, could give the fledgling market for cheese alternatives a shot in the arm.




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