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Why government must help food and drink startups access manufacturing

Manufacturers should receive a financial incentive for working with small fmcg brands, says Thea Alexander, founder & CEO of Young Foodies


Can the UK become the Silicon Valley of food and drink?

Want the latest in food and drink innovation? Come to the M4 corridor, says Barney Mauleverer, co-founder of Fuel10k and founder of Fresh Marketing

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My food & drink job: Stephanie Buttery, founder, Chu Lo Drinks

Stephanie is currently a contestant on Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars

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Women-built grocery brands need to be championed

As a female founder in this industry, I’ve had to fight my corner every step of the way, says Chika Russell, CEO of Chika’s Snacks

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Will HFSS laws shut down unhealthy innovation for good?

With advertising restrictions imminent, it’s becoming more difficult to interest buyers in HFSS products. How are brands responding?


Dragons’ Pantry: what to expect from this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Show workshops

Experts will tackle issues such as recruitment, working with wholesalers, supplying airlines and securing funding


Farm Shop & Deli Show Retailer Awards finalists revealed

The winners will be announced at this month’s Farm Shop & Deli Show in Birmingham

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How Dash founders Alex Wright and Jack Scott are making its seltzers sparkle

The duo are turning wonky fruit into sparkling seltzers, carving out a major niche in a category loaded with multinational rivals 

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Chocolate startup brings in confectionery heavyweight following Dragons’ investment

Purveyors of hand-made fresh filled chocolates Russell & Atwell have attracted £90k of investment on BBC’s Dragons’ Den and brought in an industry heavy hitter to scale up the business

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The women making a living tackling food waste in the supply chain

To celebrate International Women’s Day coinciding with Food Waste Action Week, we spoke to some of the women working to reduce food waste in the supply chain and around the world to see what the industry can learn

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Why grocery is swiping right for Nicky Jackson’s app sensation RangeMe

Nicky Jackson’s RangeMe is hooking up buyers and suppliers and despite only landing in June, has already caught the eye of Tesco, Asda, and Co-op.  

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Candy Kittens founder Ed Williams on how the brand axed its Playboy purr

Ed Williams has transformed Candy Kittens from a sleazy reality TV plot into one of the UK’s fastest-growing sweet brands. Now, he’s tackling Goliaths

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Supermarkets ‘harder than ever’ to deal with report challenger brands

Buyers are increasingly shutting down conversations with smaller suppliers about passing on soaring costs

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Jonathan Petrides on his Allplants vision: ‘veganism without the preach’

Jonathan Petrides may hate the ‘v-word’ but his plant-based delivery service is finding its way into everywhere from Amazon HQ to Downing Street

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Discovering innovative small brands is easy. Supporting them is where retailers fail

Retailer SME schemes focus too much on ‘discovering’ new brands without offering proper ongoing support, says Theadora Alexander, co-founder at Young Foodies

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The 10 most powerful people in rapid delivery and q-commerce

Rapid delivery has exploded in the past year, spurred on by billions of dollars, dynamic leaders, and surging consumer demand

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Meet the black entrepreneurs changing the face of food and drink

With the help of brand accelerator Add Psalt, these black-owned brands are striving to improve representation on supermarket shelves

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The Cheeky Panda strengthens board ahead of IPO as Giles Brook invests in eco hygiene brand

The eco-hygiene brand has recruited serial entrepreneur and investor Giles Brook to strengthen its board ahead of an earmarked blockbuster IPO

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Biotiful Dairy’s Natasha Bowes on promoting gut health with plant-based kefir

Biotiful Dairy’s founder has spent nearly a decade working to make kefir mainstream. Now she’s taking on a new challenge: plant-based


Why Ella Shone transformed a former milk float into a plastic-free refill store

Former Rubies in the Rubble commercial manager Ella Shone trundles the streets of London in the TopUp Truck to deliver plastic-free and zero waste groceries

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