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OC&C Top 150 2018: On the edge Subscription

No sooner has the industry’s growth engine finally spluttered into life, than suppliers find themselves hurtling towards a potential no-deal Brexit

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Manilife Snack Pots

Manilife secures cash boost as nut butter interest soars Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Manilife has listings in Marks & Spencer, Holland & Barrett and Boots

Jonathan (left) and Alex Petrides of Allplants

Allplants recieves £7.5m cash injection to accelerate growth Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The vegan delivery company will use the funding to build a new sustainable base for the business

Coconuts Naturally

Coconuts Naturally secures investment after Dragon snub Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The vegan ice cream manufacturer walked away from financial backing secured on Dragons’ Den in favour of a private investor

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Emily Crisps seek cash injection to propel UK growth Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The high-end crisp brand has almost completed a £1m crowdfunding raise in order to drive recruitment, marketing, and improve awareness in the UK

Thornbridge

Thornbridge Brewery plans £10m expansion investment Subscription

10 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Thornbridge will finance its expansion primarily with traditional borrowing, although Webster did not rule out a potential sale to a larger entity

whisky

City snapshot: English whisky producer plots London IPO Subscription

07 Sep 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

English single malt whisky distillery The Lakes Distillery has plans to list on the London Stock Exchange to raise up to £15m to fund further growth. Plus, World Cup and warm summer help boost Greene King’s Q1 like-for-likes by 2.8%, the UK high street suffers its worst month for three years and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

Gusbourne

Gusbourne raises £3.7m for capacity expansion Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

UK wine producer Gusbourne has raised a total of £3.7m through the issuance of new shares to invest in its existing vineyards and storage capacity.

Northern Bloc vegan ice creams

Northern Bloc ice cream seeks £400k cash injection Subscription

31 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The ice cream maker intends to use the cash boost to invest in sales distribution, marketing and NPD

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Purity brewing company gets £7.5m cash boost Subscription

30 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The new funding will be used to support Purity’s plans “to expand across the UK, grow export sales, and to develop new products

Creative Nature - Matthew Ford and Julianne Ponan

Free-from brand Creative Nature reaches out for £350k cash boost Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The vegan baking mix and snack bar maker has reached out to the crowd for £350k at an equity of 6%, valuing the growing business at around £5.5m

Hyperama

Hyperama secures £15m funding for cash & carry depot refurb Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Ronan Hegarty

Funds will also be used to increase sourcing from the Far East

The Foraging Fox beetroot ketchup

Beetroot ketchup brand The Foraging Fox raises £700k from angel investors Subscription

21 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Funding from the investment round will go towards recruitment and production in order to fulfil increased listings and NPD

On the Dot

On the Dot's supermarket delivery operation delayed Subscription

20 Aug 2018 | By Steve Farrell

On the Dot was to begin making one-hour deliveries for an unnamed “major supermarket” from July but the service has yet to launch

Tuk Tuk Chai

Tuk Tuk Chai ditches dragon's investment for crowdfunding

17 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The chilled drink manufacturer appeared on Dragon’s Den but confirmed after filming it decided to walk away from the deal in favour of a £150k cash injection from the crowd

Signature Flatbreads, Eid Brothers

Signature Flatbreads begin recruitment drive after £10m cash boost Subscription

17 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Sales jumped 17% over the past year, the company said, with working capital and a recruitment drive needed to upscale production

Tuk Tuk Chai

City snapshot: Tuk Tuk Chai ditches Dragons' Den for crowdfund cash Subscription

17 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

A chilled chai drink manufacturer which secured a £100k investment on Dragons’ Den has ditched the funding in favour of a crowdfunded cash injection, Vaping should be promoted as a less harmful alternative to smoking by the government, a committee of MPs has said today and the rest of the news from the City.

Chewy Moon

Chewy Moon reaches out to crowd to fund retail expansion Subscription

17 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

Direct-to-consumer children’s snack company Chewy Moon has reached out to the crowd for a cash injection to fund a move into retail stores. 

Oppo cheesecake

Oppo secures funding to ease cash shortfall after growth Subscription

10 Aug 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The fast-growing business secured the loan from private investors following 500% sales growth this summer

Aston Manor

Aston Manor Cider strikes deal with Florette owner Agrial Subscription

09 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The cider maker embarked on a search for investment to fund future growth last year

Budweiser Tractor

AB InBev unveils fund for startups tackling sustainability Subscription

05 Aug 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Successful applicants will be announced in September during the UN’s climate week

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