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

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Nick Barnard and Camilla Barnard of Rude Health

International issues: tackling exports as a small food brand

13 Oct 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

I’m sure there’s a business aphorism about the value of seeing challenges or problems as opportunities, says Camilla Barnard of Rude Health

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Chris Dee switches to 'brand incubator' role with Manílife

13 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Peanut butter startup Manílife expected to be first of many startups Dee helps…

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The three startups fighting it out for a Waitrose partnership Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

A recipe app and ‘Paypal for delivery’ were among the finalists of the John Lewis accelerator programme

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Big food brand to startup: what to expect when taking the leap

21 Sep 2017 | By Theadora Alexander

Be prepared for a bit of a culture shock, says Thea Alexander of startup community Young Foodies. And expect to use gut feel over insight.

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Upmarket halal ready meals launched by North London startup Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Shazia Saleem has teamed up with former Tesco development chef Lucas Floris to produce the Oh My Good Nosh range

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We need to do much more to support food challenger brands

15 Sep 2017 | By Jason Gibb

This is a great time to be a food startup - but far too many still fail because they lack support in core business areas like financing, HR and pitching, says Jason Gibb, founder of Bread & Jam

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Startups and corporates to 'work side by side' by 2025, predicts Unilever report

14 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Over the next five years, partnerships with startups will become business critical, says a new report from Unilever Foundry

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Whey Box secures £250k growth funds to tap protein boom Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The business started trading a year ago to tap booming demand in the sports nutrition market

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FoodCloud CEO Iseult Ward on how to redistribute a million meals per month

13 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

FoodCloud’s Iseult Ward is on the path to redistribute a million meals per month

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Hiver launches £350k crowdfunding push to finance expansion Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

It is offering 8% of its equity via the campaign to finance the expansion of its HQ team and an annual brand push

Overhang

Overhang asks crowd for £150k to grow energy drink brand Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Drinks start-up company Never Felt So Good is seeking a £150,000 investment from the crowd to grow its Overhang energy drink brand.

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Isle of Harris Distillers wins funding for whisky development Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The first batch of its ‘The Hearach’ Scotch is expected to be bottled from late 2020…

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Love Cocoa taps crowd to restore Cadbury values Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

James Cadbury launched his organic chocolate startup in July 2016

Max Head Lee, SourcedBox

My food & drink job: Max Head-Lee, SourcedBox

05 Sep 2017

When YouTube sensations Marcus Butler and Niomi Smart approached Max to start a new food business, the opportunity was too good miss. He shares what life is like working for a food startup - and why social media is the key to reaching young consumers

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Yorkshire dragons fuel Masons growth plans Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Masons Yorkshire Gin has agreed a £300,000 investment from two well-known Yorkshire food and drink entrepreneurs

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Nailing your first buyer meeting: 5 tips from food and drink startup founders

24 Aug 2017 | By Theadora Alexander

The founders of Pip & Nut, Spoon Cereals, Little Moons and Brew Tea Co share their top tips for food & drink entrepreneurs

Creative Nature

Creative Nature turns down Dragons' Den investment Subscription

22 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Healthy snacking brand Creative Nature is in talks with private investors after turning down the £75,000 secured during an appearance on Dragons’ Den.

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A core purpose allows us to unite and make decisions

18 Aug 2017 | By Camilla Barnard

It’s been a big week for Rude Health in an extraordinary double whammy of commercial achievements and brand development, says co-founder Camilla Barnard

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Cool Cold Brew coffee startup targets retailers after smashing £100k crowdfunding target Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Cool Cold Brew is currently in talks with multiple retailers, including Selfridges and Sainsbury’s, with the aim of winning listings for its new four-strong range next year

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5 tips for budding food entrepreneurs from people who have made it

31 Jul 2017 | By Theadora Alexander

Starting your own food business can be a daunting task. Thea Alexander of startup community Young Foodies rounds up key tips to bear in mind as you get your startup off the ground

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