We're pleased to bring you just some of the major food & drink retail and supply stories recently covered by The Grocer.
High street regeneration strategy launched by government
The ’Build Back Better High Streets’ strategy includes giving councils in England powers to convert derelict buildings into homes using compulsory purchase orders.
Farmison & Co sales soaring as it holds on to pandemic custom
The platform has seen a 300% expansion in volume sales since 2019.
Fearne & Rosie turns down Dragons’ Den offer in favour of Brook
The Yorkshire-headquartered spreads business has partnered with Giles Brook as it readies to scale up expansion in the fast-growing category.
Nurture Brands relaunches Emily Veg Thins
Saturated fats and calories have been reduced to improve their already ‘good’ HFSS credentials.
Retailers warned of high business rates over failure to respond to revaluation
The Valuation Office Agency, which collects information on shop rents used to calculate future rates, has expressed concern that too few businesses are providing details.
Bonnie & Wild food hall showcases four retailers with Edinburgh opening
With a focus on responsibly sourced quality Scottish food, it features independent food stalls and speciality retailers.
Apples and pears crop may have been damaged by poor weather
Extreme frosts and heavy downpours have damaged early varieties and could yet affect others, according to British Apples & Pears.
Farm shop chef wins Royal Academy of Culinary Arts pastry award
Keelham Farm Shop food production & planning manager Emma Lawson has been named young pastry chef of the year.
Farmdrop sinks further into red despite soaring pandemic sales
Fresh produce delivery service Farmdrop lost a further £10m last year, leading its auditor to warn it requires significant funding to continue.
Too Good To Go looking to double number of wholesale partners
It currently works with 120 wholesale partners, compared with just eight before the coronavirus crisis.
Bepps bags six-figure backing from Mission Ventures’ Good Food Fund
Black-eyed peas snacking brand Bepps is the latest healthier foods business to secure backing from the Good Food Fund.
Growers warn of brassica shortages amid soaring costs
Crops could be left to rot in fields and supermarket shelves left bare unless retailers help growers meet soaring production costs, the Brassica Growers’ Association has warned.
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