Welcome to The Grocer’s entrepreneurs hub. Here you’ll find the best of our coverage on the UK’s thriving food startup scene as well as tips and advice for entrepreneurs and early-stage fmcg brands. Discover plenty of free resources as well as a selection of our premium articles for Gold and Platinum members


Treasure Truck

Meat box delivery firm Field & Flower joins Treasure Truck

21 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

The Treasure Truck, launched in the UK last December, is described by Amazon as a “unique and fun-filled way” to shop for new or trending local items

Paul Lindley

Ella's Kitchen founder Paul Lindley to leave the company

15 Mar 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

His first book, Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking Like a Toddler, was published in April last year

Young woman sitting at a desk at work

Apprentices are the new interns, there's no dark art to it

14 Mar 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Rude Health has taken on its first ever apprentice. Camilla Barnard explains why

Mimica Touch expiry label on a milk bottle

Arla trials ‘bumpy’ new food expiry label in a bid to slash food waste

14 Mar 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The dairy co-op has teamed up with foodtech startup Mimica to test a use-by label that turns bumpy when food goes off

Food picture phone technology

Rising foodtech enterprises must be connected

08 Mar 2018

Foodtech is a hugely exciting and dynamic sector – and it’s attracting more and more investment

Kraft Heinz accelerator programme Springboard_website screenshot

Kraft Heinz hunts for organic and 'authentic' brands with startup incubator programme

08 Mar 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The fmcg giant has launched Springboard, a new platform to nurture and support fast-growing disruptor brands 

Wheyhey new packaging

Tesco picks 14 brands for 2018 incubator programme Subscription

08 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Wheyhey, Grenade and Deliciously Ella are among the suppliers to have been accepted into Tesco’s 2018 incubator initiative

Stevie Grieves_Lovely Fodder

My food & drink job: Stevie Grieves, digital coordinator, Lovely Fodder

07 Mar 2018

Stevie talks about why she chose a career in food & drink - and why working for a startup is so exciting

Crowdfooding food tech map categories_single use

How to make sense of the fast-moving foodtech scene

27 Feb 2018 | By Alessio D'Antino

A new global foodtech map is highlighting the key players in this emerging and fast-moving sector

Zack Nathan, founder of Ape Snacks

My food & drink job: Zack Nathan, founder, Ape Snacks

16 Feb 2018

A stint at university in America was the spark that got Zack thinking about healthy, natural snacks. Now he runs his own snacks business and thrives on working in an industry that can make an impact on the lives of millions of people

creative idea meeting business office brainstorm

Firmly establish your purpose - it will help in several ways

15 Feb 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

What is the point of our business? This is one of those questions that seems obvious until you actually ask it

James Watt

BrewDog CEO James Watt: “Sell out? I'd rather shoot myself” Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

BrewDog is no longer an upstart in beer, but it’s lost none of its bite

Poppy's Picnic

Poppy's Picnic turns down Dragon and kicks off crowdfunder Subscription

02 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Raw petfood brand Poppy’s Picnic has shunned an offer secured on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den to raise over £350k in crowdfunding.

Mindful Chef

Crowdfunding: hunger for food and drink business on the rise Subscription

26 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Crowdfunding appetite for food and drink startups was undiminished in 2017, according to figures from Crowdcube

Piccolo sales team Oliver Pinkus and James Gilks

James Gilks and Oliver Pinkus join Piccolo babyfood brand

25 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Gilks and Pinkus join as head of UK sales and head of international sales respectively

Jamie Laing and Ed Williams of Candy Kittens

Candy Kittens sells stake to German confectionery giant Katjes Video Subscription

23 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Candy Kittens, the UK sweets startup co-founded by Made in Chelsea star Jamie Laing, has sold a “significant” minority stake to German confectionery company Katjes Fassin.

Person putting granola into a breakfast bowl

Communication must be high-quality to communicate quality

19 Jan 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Because we make dairy-free drinks, some of our consumers assume we are anti-dairy, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health. Not so

Checkout Superstore

Slough retail entrepreneurs to open superstore next to a Lidl Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

The 20,000 sq ft Checkout Superstore in Farnham Road is the brainchild of the Abdeali family

2018 predictions

What will 2018 bring for the world of grocery? Subscription

01 Jan 2018 Updated: 04 Jan 2018 | By Richard Pendleton

We asked 18 industry movers and shakers to look back on an often turbulent 2017 – and to gaze into their crystal balls

Erbology founders Irina and Victor Turcan

Erbology wins €100k PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse grant

14 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The London brand saw off competition from fellow startups across western Europe



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