Tune in each week for inspiring interviews with amazing food entrepreneurs, food startup founders and food industry experts. Learn from the successes and struggles of your peers and get practical resources to grow your business.
The issue with single use plastic has hit the headlines in a major way. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021. One startup taking on this huge pollution problem is Eco for Life. They've created a water bottle that looks and works like plastic but is actually made 100% from plants. Tune in to find out where the idea came from, how they've made it a reality and how they're a step in the right direction when it comes to cleaning up our plastic problem.
Kath Austin is on a mission to rid the world of clingfilm with her ethical and sustainable cotton and beeswax wraps. What started as a humble kitchen table project selling on Etsy has morphed into a full-fledged "proper" social enterprise. Listen to Kath's entrepreneur story and how she and her growing team are making a real impact.
Is the goal of your food business to get onto the supermarket shelves? This interview with Cru Kafe co-founder, Colin Pyle, may make you reconsider. They've spent years building a brilliant, ethical coffee brand by selling direct to consumers via eCommerce. Their product is now perfect and they're scaling up by going into mainstream retail. Learn how the Cru Kafe team built their business to 2 million in revenue and how they're going to get their next millions. We've also got an amazing resource of the week that's guaranteed to make your business profitable, instantly. This is a must listen episode!
The food supply chain is complex and opaque. The team at COLLECTIVfood are revolutionising the industry with an online market place which connects farmers and restaurants. They're passionate about transparency, traceability and ethical business practices. The end result is better quality food for diners and consumers everywhere.
It may sound a little strange but there's a huge opportunity for food businesses to think and act like tech businesses. In this solo episode we talk through six ways to embrace the tech mindset when working on your physical, packaged product business. From working systematically to building automated, repeatable processes, this episode is jam packed with tools and resources to help you streamline your operations so you can focus on creating amazing products, doing good and making an impact.
Deepak and Emilie from Oddbox are classic bootstrapping entrepreneurs. They launched Oddbox, a wonky fruit and veg box scheme, in a small corner of South West London in 2016. Since then they've grown their supply chain, team and delivery area in a slow and methodical way.
Hear stories about their early experiences and the "what are we doing?" moments and how their mission of being a zero waste social enterprise helped them power through.
Eat Grub produce a range of healthy, sustainable protein bars made with insects along side a range of flavoured insect snacks. They were one of the first to enter the UK market with insect products and have recently expanded further afield to Finland. In addition to hearing their fascinating food startup story, we also talk tech in this episode. Hear how Neil's interest in blockchain technology collided with the mundane world of barcodes and how they're looking at leveraging this tech to track their growing international sales.
Alex Littaye is on a mission to bring an ancient ingredient from Mexico to the UK in the form of an energy bar for ultra runners. Learn how here PhD studies at Oxford lead to her living on an active volcano and how working with local communities and tribes became the basis of her entire brand story.
Branding is more than your logo, fonts and colours. It's all about emotion and personality and the feelings you want your consumers to experience and associate with your products.
In this episode we're joined by branding and market research expert, Tessa Stuart. She's full of examples and no-nonsense advice that will help you understand your customers and get your products flying off the shelves.
On this special episode, we chat about what it means to be doing good in the world of food. You'll discover 10 different ways to be a "good food" brand. We start simple and then ramp up the effort and commitment. Tune in and take a small step towards making a difference today!