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Bakkavor meals

Bakkavor gets set for £1.5bn float in coming weeks Subscription

22 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Bakkavor, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of ready meals, pizzas and desserts to the major supermarkets, is preparing for a stock market flotation in the next few weeks that will value it at up to £1.5bn, The Grocer can reveal.

Around Noon

Around Noon to invest £750k loan in food-to-go expansion Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Around Noon has secured a £750,000 loan from the Northern Irish Growth Loan Fund to help the business expand its presence as a food-to-go manufacturer.


Heineken shareholder FEMSA announces €2.5bn share sale Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Mexican Coca-Cola bottler FEMSA has announced it has reduced its shareholding in Heineken by selling stock worth €2.5bn and representing 5.2% of the brewer’s shares.

Paul Dunsby & Sons

Morrisons apple supplier increases efficiency with help of bank loan Subscription

18 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A Worcestershire-based supplier of apples to Morrisons has purchased new machinery for its facility using an £80,000 bank loan.

Strawberry Sachet 30g - Whey

Whey Box secures £250k growth funds to tap protein boom Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The business started trading a year ago to tap booming demand in the sports nutrition market


Hiver launches £350k crowdfunding push to finance expansion Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It is offering 8% of its equity via the campaign to finance the expansion of its HQ team and an annual brand push


Overhang asks crowd for £150k to grow energy drink brand Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Drinks start-up company Never Felt So Good is seeking a £150,000 investment from the crowd to grow its Overhang energy drink brand.

Isle of Harris

Isle of Harris Distillers wins funding for whisky development Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The first batch of its ‘The Hearach’ Scotch is expected to be bottled from late 2020…

love cocoa

Love Cocoa taps crowd to restore Cadbury values Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

James Cadbury launched his organic chocolate startup in July 2016

Masons Yorkshire Gin

Yorkshire dragons fuel Masons growth plans Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Masons Yorkshire Gin has agreed a £300,000 investment from two well-known Yorkshire food and drink entrepreneurs

Creative Nature

Creative Nature turns down Dragons' Den investment Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Healthy snacking brand Creative Nature is in talks with private investors after turning down the £75,000 secured during an appearance on Dragons’ Den.

haydens bakery

Real Good Food secures £2m bank overdraft to plug short-term funding hole Subscription

16 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Struggling Real Good Food has agreed a £2m bank overdraft to plug a hole in its finances following a profits warning and a board shake-up earlier this month.

Plenish juice

Plenish replenishes growth engine with £1.5m PE injection Subscription

11 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cold-pressed juice brand Plenish has raised £1.5m in its second funding round – valuing it at £10m

Cool Cold Brew

Cool Cold Brew coffee startup targets retailers after smashing £100k crowdfunding target Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cool Cold Brew is currently in talks with multiple retailers, including Selfridges and Sainsbury’s, with the aim of winning listings for its new four-strong range next year

sliced white bread

Geary’s Bakeries secures £4.5m funding boost Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Supermarket and sandwich manufacturer supplier Geary’s Bakeries is expanding its factory after securing a £4.5m investment package.

Fresh Range

Fresh-Range smashes £300,000 crowdfunding target in 24 hours Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Bristol-headquartered Fresh-Range has so far raised £343,000 from 135 investors on the Seedrs platform in return for an 8% stake, valuing the business at £3.5m.

Cheese Posties

Cheese Posties campaign values cheese toastie box business at £1.5m Subscription

19 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cheese toastie subscription box service Cheese Posties is seeking £80,000 in a crowdfunding campaign that values the start-up at more than £1.5m.

Canny chocolate milkshake

Canny secures £100k from the crowd to reformulate and target big four listings Subscription

05 Jul 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Canny plans to use the cash to launch a reformulated version of its chocolate milkshake sweetened with agave and to target supermarket listings.

Nestle Fawdon factory_resized

Nestlé gets more aggressive with updated strategic plan Subscription

30 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Daniel Loeb’s Third Point hedge fund called for “bold action” at the “staid” group

McBride factory

McBride refinances debt to cut costs by £2m a year Subscription

27 Jun 2017 Updated: 28 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Private label consumer goods manufacturer McBride (MCB) has refinanced its existing banking facilities to buy back previously issued bonds and support its “Repair, Prepare, Grow” strategy.


Nisa Retail frees up £120m with refinancing move Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Deal comes amid rumours of a multimillion-pound takeover by Sainsbury’s

Shetland Mussels

Shetland Mussels nets multimillion-pound funding package to double production Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Rope-grown mussels producer Shetland Mussels has secured a multimillion-pound finance package to help double production.

Halo coffee capusles

Halo Coffee raising £1.6m to spur global growth Subscription

14 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Eco-friendly coffee start-up Halo is seeking £1.6m funding to “aggressively” grow the business in the UK and overseas.

mead johnson products

Moody’s downgrades Reckitt Benckiser after Mead Johnson deal approval Subscription

14 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Rating agency Moody’s has cut the long-term credit rating of Reckitt Benckiser (RB) by two notches following the approval of its US$17.9bn acquisition of US baby milk group Mead Johnson.

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Ocado seeks to borrow £200m to grow capacity and improve offer Subscription

12 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online retailer today said it was keen to take advantage of “historically low financing costs”

Casamigos clooney

How Clooney worked his magic on Diageo sales too Subscription

03 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Brand growth has largely been achieved by premiumisation focus

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How an ambitious Danish start-up plans to get fmcg brands into China – and why it’s moving to London Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Shobr has just secured investment from China and moved its HQ to Mayfair. Now it has its sights on Asia

mike coupe sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s hasn’t taken its eye off the grocery ball. But will Nisa prove a distraction? Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

What a difference a quarter makes. One analyst described Sainsbury’s performance as “little short of a Lazarus moment” so should it now focus on its core business?


Sainsbury's Q1 results: What the analysts say Subscription

04 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Analysts have hailed the 3% rise in grocery sales as a positive development


The trouble with crowdfunding Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

What’s the success rate for crowdfunded startups? And is there adequate protection, or are punters just punks? We take a look at the winners … and losers

Whole Food Market

What the Whole Foods tie-up will mean for Amazon Subscription

23 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon’s food armoury had lacked crucial weapons. Not any more

Tesco Knocknagoney 3

Tesco Q1 results: analyst reactions Subscription

16 Jun 2017

During the quarter it reported a 1.3% growth in customer transactions – some ten million more than last year

Morrisons CEO David Potts

Morrisons results: what the analysts say Subscription

04 May 2017

Morrisons’ like-for-like sales rose 3.4% in the 13 weeks to 30 April – its highest growth rate yet under CEO David Potts

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

03 May 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported a 1% drop in profit before tax for the year to 11 March. Here’s how leading City and retail analysts reacted to the news

Dave Lewis tesco

Tesco results: what the analysts say Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco’s UK-like-for-like sales were up 0.9% in the year – its first reported full-year growth for seven years. Here’s how analysts have reacted

Sainsbury's Nine Elms store

Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

  Sainsbury’s Nine Elms store

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