Morrisons launches scheme to fast track ‘game-changing’ British suppliers on to shelves

The Growing British Brands programme comes after Morrisons CEO David Potts launched a “call to arms” in January for British food entrepreneurs 

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Denis Lynn: the man who went out on a limb

An entrepreneur and innovator to his bootstraps, Lynn’s success spanned four decades and at least four separate success stories

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Big Interview: Mark Jankovich, Delphis Eco on leaving a City banking job for green cleaning

Mark Jankovich launched sustainable cleaning brand Delphis Eco and now, having conquered the B2B world, he’s setting his sights on retail


Furlough and redundancies spark food ‘lockdown-preneur’ boom

The new business boom comes after UK unemployment rose to a record high of 5.1% in December


Covid entrepreneurs: seven food & drink startups that launched in the pandemic

Covid couldn’t break the startup spirit in the food & drink sector. From shops to delivery, cookery classes to functional drinks, here are seven new launches

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Food and drink must do more to welcome young black people into the industry

Time and again black founders find it impossible to break into the industry, says Sam Akinluyi, founder of not-for-profit retail innovation accelerator Add Psalt


What does winning a talent award mean for the next gen of grocery up-and-comers?

This year, The Grocer is rebranding its highly respected Top New Talent awards as the Next Gen Awards


How corporates and startups can get the best of both worlds

Larger and smaller operations must actively work to understand each other, says Jeremy Garlick, partner at Insight Traction


10 challenger brands that smashed their crowdfunding targets this year

The coronavirus pandemic left many strapped for cash, but these small, punchy grocery brands still managed to raise millions to fund ambitious expansion and innovation

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It’s a golden age for challenger brands with small budgets to reach consumers

Even without expensive awareness campaigns, brands can influence potential customers with precise, accurate and relevant proximity marketing, says Matt Lee, MD at Capture

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Challenger brand data startup Elm secures seed funding

The company will use the funding to build out its engineering team and further develop its product

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The Grocer’s Dairymen Podcast: Ciaran Dawson, Oppo Brothers

On this episode of The Grocer’s Dairymen Podcast we had a chat with Ciaran Dawson from ice cream brand Oppo Brothers about how he managed to set up a new DTC ice cream delivery service during lockdown

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Startups have a rare opportunity to snap up Christmas TV airtime for cheap

Rather than having a digital-first approach, these brands have a chance to develop ideas that work across online and offline channels, says Josh Clarricoats, managing partner at Hell Yeah

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Five tips to help SMEs recharge during lockdown

For the past nine months many founders have been operating on sheer adrenaline, and they’re starting to burn out

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Guide for SMEs: outsourcing your internal supply chain department

With Covid-19 causing major disruption and uncertainty in the grocery market, SMEs are increasingly looking to outsourcing as a way of managing overheads and reducing risk

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On the Frontline with Oppo ice cream co-founder Charlie Thuillier

When lockdown started Thuillier decided to kick off a charity ice cream delivery service. Here he tells us why he did it and how he pulled it off.

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How small food and drink suppliers are taking a nice slice of the Amazon pie

An Amazon listing is no piece of cake – sellers must contend with complex options and increased costs. So how are small fmcg brands making it work?

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Guide for SMEs: what should you do if your brand gets delisted?

Coronavirus has sparked dramatic changes to what’s on shelf in the supermarkets. Here’s what to do if you think delisting is on the cards for your brand

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Guide for SMEs: How to nail your CBILS application in eight steps

We spoke to Atom bank to provide a step-by-step guide to nail your CBILS application

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Black Lives Matter: black founders open up about race in the food & drink industry

Black food and drink founders talk to The Grocer about the struggles faced in their entrepreneurial journeys due to their skin colour