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The looming labour crisis: OC&C top 150 index 2017 Subscription

Growth of the Top 150 UK food producers, already at a 15-year low, has been in short supply

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Giles Brook

Vita Coco CEO Giles Brook invests in snack startup Bepps Subscription

08 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The new “partnership” makes Brook the largest investor at the company

grocemania

Grocemania restarts crowdfunding following plagiarism claim Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Grocemania’s push for £100k was pulled by Crowdcube in April

Hotel chocolat

City snapshot: Hotel Chocolat buys back £6.4m of customer ‘chocolate bonds’ Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Hotel Chocolat repays £6.4m of ‘chocolate bonds’ to fund growth. Plus, annual sales up 56% at UK wine supplier Gusbourne and Bayer sets date for $63bn Monsanto deal completion.

The Uncommon

The Uncommon canned English sparkling wine seeks £25k from crowd Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Canned English sparkling wine start-up The Uncommon has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £25k to create an urban winery

MIA chocolate

Chocolate startup MIA reaches out to crowd for £100k investment Subscription

01 Jun 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Bean-to-bar chocolate startup MIA has reached out to the crowd to raise £100k in investment

homerun

Home Run launches £500k crowdfunding campaign to expand grocery delivery service Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Home Run currently delivers to 15 London postcode areas, or 36,000 individual postcodes

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Cawston Press raises £1m investment for continued expansion Subscription

30 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Upmarket soft drinks brand Cawston Press has secured £1m in investment following an equity fundraising round to support the fast-growing company’s expansion

sainsbury's

Supermarket REIT raises £65m to purchase supermarket sites Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket Income REIT says the share issue was oversubscribed

squirrel sisters

Squirrel Sisters and Create a Crisp reach to crowd for funds Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

A pair of London snacking companies have reached out to the crowd for increased investment ahead of new supermarket listings

Heather Mills

11 incubator schemes looking for the next big thing in food and drink

21 May 2018 | By Megan Tatum

With a record number of entrepreneurs now looking to build their own business in the sector a growing number of programs are offering access to expert advice, space and cash. 

Squirrel Sisters

Healthy snack bar supplier Squirrel Sisters reaches out for £185k investment Subscription

18 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Healthy snack bar business Squirrel Sisters is looking for £185k in investment to pump into increasing distribution, marketing and NPD

Tofoo Co

The Tofoo Co to scale up production with six-figure funding package Subscription

16 May 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

North Yorkshire tofu producer The Tofoo Co is to scale up its production and create 13 new jobs after securing a six-figure funding package.

Cotswolds Distillery

Cotswolds Distillery raises £2.2m from crowd for promotion, distribution and site investment Subscription

14 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The Cotswolds Distillery is overfunding after smashing its £2m crowdfunding target to boost its advertising and promotion, increase its distribution network and pay for the building of a new visitor centre.

asda

Sainsbury's-Asda deal could bolster property market Subscription

11 May 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Supermarket Income REIT said the deal would act alongside a reinvigorated Tesco to boost interest among big investors

East London Liquor Company

East London Liquor and Cotswolds smash crowdfunding targets

11 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Two craft gin and whisky distilleries have exceeded their seven-figure crowdfunding targets to scale up and tap the UK’s growing thirst for craft spirits

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Tesco, Sainsbury's & Birds Eye back Veg Power campaign

09 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The campaign aims to raise £100,000 for a generic vegetable advertising fund with the goal of increasing veg consumption across the UK

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Craved crowdfunding to launch subscription service Subscription

04 May 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

A UK craft food delivery company has returned to the crowd for £200k in investment to launched Naked Wines-style subscription

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Can Peas Please’s generic veg campaign win funding? And will it work? Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The timing of the launch could not be more opportune after Defra released its Family Food Survey, which found consumers were purchasing fewer fresh green vegetables in 2016/17 than in 2013

The Collective range

The Collective wins New Zealand funding for global expansion Subscription

03 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Yoghurt brand The Collective has secured funding from a New Zealand private equity house

Spoon cereal

Luxury cereal start-up Spoon seeks £250k investment from the crowd Subscription

30 Apr 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The business, founded in 2013, is currently experiencing 100% like-for-like sales growth

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