How Israel became foodtech’s Silicon Valley

Israel has become the global capital of cultivated meat. How? Why? And what’s the latest game-changing foodtech it’s coming up with?

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Deliveroo’s Will Shu on AI, overtaking Ocado and rapid delivery

Speaking at the Food & Drink Expo in Birmingham, Deliveroo’s CEO and co-founder Will Shu sits down with The Grocer to talk Deliveroo’s past, present and exciting future

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Revibed wins Dragon’s Pantry award at Farm Shop & Deli Show 2023

Revibed’s range of superfood-inspired drinks was crowned the winner after founder Eugene Patterson impressed the judges

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Why is food and drink innovation only accessible to the privileged few?

Between 2009 and 2019, 42% of venture capital money went to founders from an ‘elite educational background’, says Louis Bedwell, MD at Mission Ventures

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Lucky Saint: ‘we want to be to alcohol-free what Guinness is to stout’

The Lucky Saint’s pub is all about promoting the booze-free brand. Over a pint, its founder and MD discuss their plans


Startup HomeDough wins Planet Organic listing for healthier pizza range

The artisanal brand makes its hand-stretched sourdough bases from wholegrain


Pop-up grocer Raye to open its first ever beauty-only store

The range will include skincare, bodycare and haircare alongside supplements, herbal boosters and home products

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Why From Our Farm chose biltong to build its brand

In its couple of years of trading, From Our Farm sold biltong at food festivals while approaching local farm shops, delicatessens, pubs and other hospitality venues. Today, the bulk of sales is through wholesalers and DTC


Water brand founder in record-breaking Antarctic row just five months after heart surgery

Actiph water founder Jamie Douglas-Hamilton was left with two months to train for the row

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Motatos boss Karl Andersson is putting the fun in frugal

Swedish discounter Motatos made its name by selling off unwanted lines cheaply. It’s now looking to establish itself in the UK and achieve profitability


Raye: the pop-up grocer that aims to help brands get wider listings

Nicole Compen founded pop-up store-cum-consultancy Raye to act as display space for emerging brands

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How a marketing expert couple created Beckford’s award-winning rum

Beckford’s is an offshoot of Zen Experiential, the Bath experiential marketing agency run by a husband and wife team

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Guild of Fine Food launches Great Taste Bursary for startups

The bursary is aimed at ‘micro producers’ with a turnover of less than £100k


How independent grocery store Basil & Tom’s is helping rejuvenate local trade in Acton

In the four years since it opened, the shop has become an important part of the west London community

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Why ‘menopause is the new vegan’ for GenM founder Heather Jackson

Jackson is on a mission to help brands and retailers not only shed the stigma around menopause products, but put them front and centre

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Whole Foods Market launches hunt for 100 new products

The grocer has partnered with Bread & Jam to help small businesses to apply for the ‘Whole Foods 100’

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Disruptors list shows food and drink entrepreneurs second only to fashion

Eleven food and drink entrepreneurs made the Hurun UK Under 30s list 2022


How can cake specialists keep their slice? Cakes & biscuits category report 2022

Specialist cake companies rose to the fore during lockdowns. But can their premium propositions endure the economic crunch?

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How Olivia Ferdi took CBD drinks brand Trip on its long journey

The Trip co-founder began taking CBD to ‘take the edge off’. Three years later, her company has 88% of the market and investors want a slice


Why the sky’s the limit for Honestly Tasty’s high-tech vegan cheese

Would-be spacecraft engineer Mike Moore self-funded the launch of his plant-based cheese brand, in 2012. Four years later, investors are hammering at his door


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