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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

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”

wine grapes vineyard

Gusbourne to raise £4.2m in placing to expand wine production Subscription

06 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

English sparkling wine producer Gusbourne is aiming to raise £4.2m of fresh funds in a share placing to invest in new vineyards and expand production.

Tapped

Tapped seeks £200k from crowd to expand birch water range Subscription

05 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Birch water brand Tapped is raising £200,000 in a crowdfunding campaign to invest in marketing and grow its product range.

Lee Noodles

Food & drink startups rake in crowdfund cash Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Companies include Mr Lee’s Noodles Company, Lucy’s Dressings and Kiddyum

Coldpress

Coldpress scores £2.3m in growth investment Subscription

02 Jun 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The drinks maker plans to use the money to rapidly build its distribution capability beyond grocery

village dairy

Yogurt supplier Llaeth Y Llan upgrades dairy to support expansion drive Subscription

30 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The Welsh Government has supported the project

twisted halo

Twisted Halo set to launch bid for £450k on Seedrs platform Subscription

26 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Alcoholic coconut water brand Twisted Halo is set to launch a £450,000 crowdfunding campaign next week

pack'd

Robert Porter-Smith joins backers of smoothie kit newbie Pack'd Subscription

25 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Frozen smoothie kit start-up Pack’d has secured £350,000 from three investors

tribe

Tribe smashes funding target and eyes supermarket listings Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Ambitious startup Tribe aims to build Europe’s biggest sports nutrition brand by 2025…

feel free

Feel Free collapses as questions raised over finance history Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The directors of gluten-free food maker Feel Free are facing bankruptcy proceedings…

Allplants founders Alex and Jonathan Petrides

Allplants secures £800k investment as meat-free trend booms Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Investors in the vegan ready meal start-up include a venture capital firm and one of the founders of Propercorn, along with other food entrepreneurs.

simplee aloe

Simplee Aloe to boost category awareness with £1m funding Subscription

11 May 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Drinks startup Simplee Aloe has secured almost £1m in venture capital funding

the food market

The Food Market raises £330k from the crowd Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The natural and organic food site smashed its £250,000 target on Crowdcube last week

redchurch brewery

Redchurch Brewery seeks an extra £500k in crowdfunding Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The brewer is seeking £400k for 7.4% equity on Crowdcube

Troffle

Troffle kicks off crowdfunding pitch for expansion capital Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Handmade chocolate start-up Troffle has launched a crowdfunding campaign on KickStarter to raise £20,000 to help the business expand.

farmdrop

Farmdrop secures £7m investment to fuel expansion beyond London Subscription

25 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The local produce delivery service has gained backing from investors including Venture capital firm Atomico

ManiLife pixie

ManiLife peanut butter start-up hits £100k crowdfunding target in 35 minutes Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Peanut butter start-up ManiLife has blitzed its £100,000 crowdfunding target in less than an hour 

Shobr warehouse_web

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

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

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

crowdfunding

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

feel free pasta

Crowdfunding puts the fun in funding but it's not without risk Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Amidst turbulent conditions, there are sure to be further failures and a tightening of the rules

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