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The Wild Beer Company

Wild Beer asks the crowd for £1.5m for new brewery Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Wild Beer Company is the latest craft brewer to turn to the crowd to raise cash as it kicks off a £1.5m funding drive later this week.

bellfield brewery

Bellfield Brewery hunts £500,000 to fund expansion Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Brewer also plans to create a number of new jobs to strengthen the sales and management teams

cauli rice

Cauli Rice hits over £3m in crowdfunding Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cauli Rice has raised £1.4m from a massively oversubscribed crowdfunding campaign – more than £1m higher than its initial

cotswold raw dog food

Cotswold Raw picks up private funding to hike production Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Premium dogfood startup’s crowdfunding campaign failed to hit its £250k target

Poundshop secures £2m funds from Foresight to fuel growth Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin has secured a £2m investment to accelerate growth with backing from venture capital firm Foresight

Phrooti Fruit Infused Water range

Phrooti launches fruit waters following angel investments Subscription

09 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD comes in two variants: Raspberries & Strawberries, and Blackcurrants, Blackberries & Blueberries

Rejuvenation Water

Rejuvenation Water beats funding target as it unveils first overseas listing Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks start-up Rejuvenation Water has overtaken its £150,000 crowdfunding target after money flooded in from investors as the brand revealed an international listing with Dubai’s largest supermarket chain Spinneys.

Bleiker's Smokehouse

Bleiker’s Smokehouse nets funding for growth ambitions Subscription

08 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Smoked salmon producer Bleiker’s Smokehouse has secured £3.9m in bank funding to expand its capacity to keep up with the demand from new contracts with Morrisons and Aldi.

cauli rice

Cauli Rice smashes £400k target in new crowdfunding round Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cauli Rice has raised more than £2m across four rounds of crowdfunding stretching back to September 2014.


Food chain traceability specialist Arc-net secures £2m investment Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Irish start-up Arc-net, a specialist in food chain traceability, has secured a £2m investment from the founder of one of the world’s largest medical outsourcing firms to support its rapid growth.

just bee flavoured water

Just Bee wins investment after turning down offer from Dragon Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Flavoured water start-up Just Bee has secured a six-figure investment from two food and drink veterans


B&M issues £250m bond to support growth plans Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The owner of the B&M Bargains retail chain is issuing £250m on bonds to refinance existing debt and boost its future growth plans.


Supermarket shopping app Ubamarket secures PE rollout funds Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The app is currently being trialled in the Warner Budgens flagship store in Moreton-in-Marsh

Punk IPA Brew Dog beer will produce spirits

BrewDog £10m bond caps a recordbreaking year for Crowdcube Subscription

20 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Booming investor demand for food and drink brands has fuelled a recordbreaking year on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, with popular craft brewer BrewDog hitting its £10m target at the end of 2016.

Nimisha Raja, Nim's Fruit Crisps

Nim’s to launch kids snacks after record raise on Backit Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The Kent-based supplier surpassed its £20k campaign target by raising £22,761 of pledges from 71 backers

Rejuvenation Water

Rejuvenation Water launches £150k crowdfunding pitch Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Soft drinks start-up Rejuvenation Water is seeking £150,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to tap into growing consumer demand for low-sugar alternatives to fizzy drinks.

Organic products in a Danish Super Brugsen store

Organic Trade Board wins £9m in EU funding to grow sector Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

Money will help fund three-year campaign to boost sales, increase jobs and grow awareness of organic products

Cotswold Raw

Cotswold Raw dog food start-up seeks £250k from crowd Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Premium dog food start up Cotswold Raw is chasing £250,000 from the crowd to expand its range, increase production and develop a cat recipe to double its customer base.

Ice Kitchen mojito ice lolly

Ice Kitchen wins £150,000 investment for adult lollies Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Outlay was from the Jamin chain of candy stores in the Netherlands


Oppo raises £200k in third crowdfunding campaign Subscription

21 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Sugar-free ice cream brand Oppo has raised more than £200,000 in a third crowdfunding round to continue its rapid growth.

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods expands in Yorkshire with bank funding Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Frozen meals delivery specialist Wiltshire Farm Foods has secured a five-figure funding package to buy a new depot in Yorkshire.


JBS commits again to US float of international business Subscription

06 Dec 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Brazilian meat giant JBS has announced a second plan to list its international division in the US after its first scheme, which included moving the division to Ireland, was scrapped.


Oatly sells stake to fund global expansion Subscription

06 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Oat-based milk alternative brand Oatly has raised cash for a global push with the sale of a minority stake.


Brewdog launches new £10m Crowdfunding bond pitch Subscription

05 Dec 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Craft brewer BrewDog has launched another crowdfunding pitch to raise up to £10m and help fund its continued global expansion.

Angus & Oink

Angus & Oink close in on BackIt funding target Subscription

30 Nov 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Barbecue sauces brand Angus & Oink is close to reaching its fundraising ambitions on the Tesco crowdfunding site to help upscale production and launch a new product.

Asda tills

Asda’s quiet man Sean Clarke is right to focus on more than price Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Today’s results provide some encouragement that Asda is at least heading in the right direction, but there’s still a long way to go …

Christmas games. Morrisons Makes it

Grocers' Christmas results top City expectations Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Which of the supermarkets ‘won’ Christmas is a fight decided at the tills, but the winner of the battle in the City comes down to expectations.


'Remarkable' Christmas as major retailers all report success Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

All of the major food and drink retailers have come through the crucial trading period in decent fettle

Tesco food cloud

Tesco Christmas results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Jan 2017

Our roundup of how leading retail and City analysts reacted to Tesco’s latest quarterly update

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The big boys are starting to get even. And David Potts makes it look easy Subscription

10 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

A back to basics approach implemented by CEO David Potts has seen the once-troubled supermarket bounce back with its best financial results for seven years

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Which of the grocers has "won" Christmas? Subscription

09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ahead of a busy week of grocery trading updates there are good reasons to think the supermarkets had a far better time of things over the festive period.

B&M front

"Well positioned" B&M benefits from Christmas momentum Subscription

07 Jan 2017 Updated: 09 Jan 2017 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

As general retailers suffered this week on a gloomy outlook for 2017, the City rushed to grab a piece of B&M European Value Retail, with discounters seen as a safe haven in uncertain times.

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Who were the winners in the last BBC Great British Bake Off? Subscription

04 Nov 2016 | By Beth Gault

The popularity of the programme was undeniably good news for the home baking category, which has actually been declining

Gavin Darby

Premier Foods boss back under pressure as sales slump Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The September sunshine was blamed for plummeting gravy sales at the Bisto and Oxo supplier

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New launches drive UK sales and profits improvements at Lindt & Sprüngli Subscription

10 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Swiss chocolate giant Lindt & Sprüngli recorded double-digit sales and profit growth in the UK last year thanks to “significant” growth of its Lindor and Excellence product lines.

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Could Tesco's pension deficit derail its impressive recovery? Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson, Edward Devlin

Tesco revealed its pension deficit ballooned an eye-watering £3.2bn to £5.9bn in the first half, but what does it mean for the turnaround at the supermarket?

dave lewis

Tesco’s ‘big six’ questions Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn, Edward Devlin

Dave Lewis hailed its first-half results as proof the retailer was “out of crisis”. Here are the big six questions raised by today’s announcements

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