All articles by Dean Best

Dean has reported on the international food and beverage industries for 20 years. He became editor of Just Food in 2007 and Just Drinks in 2022.

Dean Best

Vintage Wine Estates receives Nasdaq warning

The US wine group faces the prospect of being delisted.

Oettinger rejigs product range responsibilities

The recently-appointed CEO of the Germany-based brewer and soft-drinks group has made the change to “reduce complexity”.

Fifth Generation opens more European markets for Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The US-based distiller has signed distribution deals in nine European countries.

InvestBev talks up rum’s potential after latest equity investment

The private-equity investor, which has backed rum brand Ten to One, believes the category can “pop”.

C&C Group’s “service levels restored” after software problems

The Tennent’s brewer has seen the introduction of an ERP software system hit first-half profits.

Heineken to build new brewery in Mexico

“This investment has strategic significance” – Dolf van den Brink, Heineken’s CEO and chairman.

Brooklyn Brewery invests in US non-alc business Hoplark

The two companies are embarking on a “strategic partnership” that also covers production and sales.

Fever-Tree cuts revenue, profit forecasts

The UK mixers business pointed to issues in its domestic market and in Australia.

Kroger, Albertsons set out disposals in bid for merger green light

The US grocery retail giants are hoping their plans will help them secure regulatory approval for their controversial merger.

Zamora strikes deal to distribute Abuelo rum

The Spain-based wine-and-spirits group has added a rum to the stable of brands it distributes.