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Rude Health’s Camilla Barnard on transforming the healthy eating category

Rude Health’s branding was criticised for being ‘too bold’ and ‘almost sexy’.  But it’s proven a turning point for health food

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Mirror Margarita claims category first with ‘clear’ RTD

The 15% abv drink comes from the menu of London cocktail bar Hacha, which specialises in tequila and mezcal

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What it takes to win at the Grocer Gold Awards

Winners of our Grocer Gold Awards discuss the challenges faced on the way to picking up a trophy


Grocer Gold Awards 2023: Entrepreneur of the year

After developing a handful of travel-inspired recipes, Bigham launched his eponymous brand in Waitrose in 1996


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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