Cheat Burger: A Meaty Concept for National Burger Day

Cheat Burger: A Meaty Concept for National Burger Day

The meat-free foods industry is now being valued at over £572m. It’s clear to see that the UK’s appetite for animal-free foods is only growing. Plant-based alternatives are booming, but how ready are we for the lab-grown alternatives? Incidentally, it’s not just vegans driving these sales. Many people are switching to plant-based alternatives for health […]

It’s About What You Are, Not What You’re Not…

It’s About What You Are, Not What You’re Not…

The rise and rise of vegans and veggies and the shocking state of the environment have spawned a massive increase in meat and dairy alternatives. It’s becoming increasingly mainstream – even high-street outlet Thornton’s Budgens has just expanded its vegan range to 800 items. This market is not new, and there have been options in […]

Find a Consumer Problem, then the Most Convenient Way to Deliver the Solution

Find a Consumer Problem, then the Most Convenient Way to Deliver the Solution

We’ve reached a point where we use emojis to order pizza, pay for stuff with our phones and watch films wherever and whenever we want. Today’s most successful ideas play into these customer demands, finding their own corners in an age of expectation and economy of convenience. Convenience is no longer a nice-to-have. In 2019, […]

Making a Splash! Five Soft Drinks Brands Who are Shaking up the Sector

Making a Splash! Five Soft Drinks Brands Who are Shaking up the Sector

Soft drinks is a tough, crowded market; Brits drank nearly 13.5 million litres of the stuff in 2017 (British Soft Drinks Association, Global Data 2018). Now there’s a new wave of innovative young brands enjoying growing sales, and they’re causing a stir in soft drinks with their standout packaging, and unusual and enticing flavours. So […]

Turning on Gen Z in an Era of Attention Deficit and Post Political Correctness

Turning on Gen Z in an Era of Attention Deficit and Post Political Correctness

After years of everything ‘Millennial’ taking centre stage, the focus is shifting to a new Generation – ‘Z’; Those born between 1996 and 2010 will make up 33% of the world population by 2020. Much has been said about the millennial spirit but ‘millennialism’ isn’t just about millennials. It is a mind set that drives […]

Trust Your Gut: Three Food & Beverage Innovations We’re Backing Right Now

Trust Your Gut: Three Food & Beverage Innovations We’re Backing Right Now

It’s probably no accident that the majority of entrepreneurs which successfully pitch for expert investment on the BBC television show Dragons Den run food and drink businesses. It’s a sector that’s familiar to many of the dragons who know they can open the necessary retail doors without too much upfront capital investment on their part. […]

Is a Craft Revolution on the Horizon for the Soft Drinks Industry?

Is a Craft Revolution on the Horizon for the Soft Drinks Industry?

Before the craft drinks revolution, genuinely tasty beverages that were founded on taste and creativity, rather than global branding and mass-production, were hard to come by. Fortunately, flavour and brand character now abound in beers and spirits, and the big global brands are scratching their heads, or just buying up the craft brands to compete! […]

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