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Vaping business Supreme reveals stock market float plans Subscription

23 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

E-cigarette liquid specialist Supreme Exports has announced its intention to start trading on the London Stock Exchange

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Cidermaker Cranes begins crowdfunding bid Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Cranes has returned to the crowd after raising £194k in 2016 to grow the business…

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Good Sixty set for expansion after £197k crowdfunding Subscription

20 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The company has seen 10% month-on-month growth over the past year

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Big Drop to quadruple production on back of huge supermarket win

19 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Award-winning low-alcohol craft brewer is searching for investors after securing massive store deal

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Moody’s downgrades Boparan on “deteriorating performance” Subscription

18 Apr 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Moody’s cut the credit ratings of 2 Sisters owner Boparan after profits tumbled in the wake of a poultry food safety scandal 

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Miso Tasty hits £150k Seedrs target in just four hours Subscription

09 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand kicked off a 60-day Seedrs campaign this morning (9 April) to raise cash for a summer rollout to Tesco and Morrisons

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Grocemania delivery startup seeks £100k from the crowd Subscription

06 Apr 2018

The delivery platform wants cash in return for 13.3% of its equity

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Black Farmer's Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones launches incubator for food startups

05 Apr 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The Hatchery is looking for ‘raw, mission-driven entrepreneurs’ who want to work collaboratively

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RGF finds temporary cashflow solution as shareholders step in Subscription

30 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Three of the company’s major shareholders have provided up to £4m in the form of a draw-down loan note facility

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Enjoy Natural Foods turns to crowd for £640k funding Subscription

29 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand aims to upgrade its production facilities and grow sales of its premium organic chocolate tenfold over the next four years

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Conviviality service levels drop ahead of crucial Easter weekend Subscription

27 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Service levels in the crucial run up to Easter now as big a concern as cash flow, sources claim

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City snapshot: Tyrrells tipped for private-equity return Subscription

23 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

City sources have tipped Tyrrells to return to private equity hands for the third time in a cut-price deal, Fever-Tree announced the sale of 3m shares at 2,750p a share and the rest of the news from the City

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NVM Private Equity invests £3m in The Primal Pantry Subscription

21 Mar 2018 Updated: 22 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Healthy snack bar producer The Primal Pantry has secured a £3m investment from NVM Private Equity to help further expand its UK retail presence and international growth.

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City snapshot: Conviviality explores equity fundraising to plug financial hole Subscription

16 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Beleaguered booze retailer and wholesaler Conviviality has issued another market update to attempt to reassure the City, this time suggesting it is exploring an equity fundraising to plug the hole in its balance sheet.

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Whey Box secures six-figure funding package to boost growth Subscription

14 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Fast-growing protein powder deliver start-up Whey Box has secured a six-figure funding package from HSBC to help boost production capacity as it targets further listings in the big four supermarkets.

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Meal-kit operator Gousto secures £28.5m in new funding Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Hargreave Hale joins existing investors in the company, Angel CoFund, MMC Ventures and BGF Ventures

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Sauce Shop hits £150k crowdfund target in less than a week Subscription

12 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The Nottingham condiments startup has closed its latest crowdfunding initiative 24 days early

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Seaweed-based foods start-up Seamore seeks £220k from the crowd Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Peter Taberner

Seaweed start up Seamore has launched a new crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise £220k to develop more seaweed products to add to its range.

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Freya Birch Spirit kicks off £750k funding drive to boost expansion Subscription

06 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The brand’s owner, Pure Wild Spirits, has launched a campaign with online investment platform Growthdeck…

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Bakkavor spearheads global growth with US and China factories Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Peter Taberner

Newly listed Bakkavor is plotting a global expansion push after posting solid maiden results

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Crowdfunding targets hit by two brands Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Two retail brands have smashed through their crowdfunding targets

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Ethical Butcher gears up for £350k crowdfunding drive Subscription

01 Mar 2018 Updated: 03 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The West London supplier is set to offer 19.44% equity, with funds raised earmarked to set up a home delivery arm

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Perfect World commits to full Seedrs campaign despite passing £100k target Subscription

28 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The reduced-calorie ice cream brand is so far overfunding at 155%

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Appetise cuts crowd valuation in bid to reach target of £500k Subscription

23 Feb 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Online takeaway service Appetise has slashed its valuation in the hopes of drumming up interest

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The Collective set for 'racy' stake valuation Subscription

23 Feb 2018 | By Edward Devlin

High-end yoghurt brand The Collective is holding talks with potential investors in the UK and New Zealand

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Suppliers search for clues as Tesco-Booker hints at future strategy Subscription

11 Apr 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Booker boss (and Tesco’s newly installed UK CEO) Charles Wilson, together with Tesco chief product officer Jason Tarry, have held initial talks with 39 of Tesco’s biggest suppliers and will summoning smaller suppliers soon

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Asda’s re-emergent mojo will need supplier partnerships to thrive Subscription

20 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Asda has its work cut out to recover some of the magic of its golden era, and must make good on its promises on renewed innovation and partnership with suppliers 

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Power list 2018: Who is pulling the property strings?

09 Feb 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The rise of online, the discounters and multichannel have all rewritten the rules in supermarket property

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Supermarket expansion: from thin air Video Subscription

02 Feb 2018 | By Megan Tatum

By selling ‘empty space’ above stores, grocers can unlock billions, boost sales, and help solve the UK housing shortage

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Bananacoin: can a Bitcoin-style scheme work for banana growers? Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Bananacoin is being hailed as ’the first eco-friendly’ cryptocurrency, as merging tech offers new forms of finance for growers in deprived areas

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The Schuldschein is on the horizon

30 Jan 2018 | By Jeremy Perl

Three trends dominate the corporate debt world in food & drink industry

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The ailing high street needs rapid solutions, not a blame game Subscription

29 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

A raft of retailers including Debenhams, Mothercare, and Carpetright are among those to issue profit warnings after poor trading

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Does Marks & Spencer need a Plan B?

12 Jan 2018

The tale of the cauliflower steak is another reason for suggesting it does

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Sainsbury's first-half results: what the analysts say Subscription

09 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Sales at Sainsbury’s jumped 17% to £16.3bn in the first half thanks to the acquisition of Argos, but losses at the catalogue retailer, keeping prices down and the national living wage all dragged down the supermarket’s profits

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Marks & Spencer half year results: what the analysts say Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Openings of Simply Food stores to be scaled back  because of the ’increasingly tough trading environment’

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Morrisons third quarter sales: what the analysts say Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Group like-for-like sales including fuel increased 3.4% in the period, with total sales for the quarter, excluding fuel, up 2.3%

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Tesco first half results: What the analysts say Subscription

04 Oct 2017

Tesco has declared its turnaround “firmly on track” after posting a 27.3% jump in group operating profit before exceptional items and its seventh consecutive quarter of sales growth

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