It often pays to know what firms have previously garnered investment before you pitch your business – so if you’re thinking of going on Dragons’ Den, here are a few stats that will make you celebrate… or not.
Nearly 18 months after opening their first cereal cafe in Brick Lane, and facing a violent reaction across social media and mainstream press, Alan and Gary Keery are still standing strong – and even taking their brand to the Middle East.
As Real Business continues its 30 Digital Champions campaign with Microsoft, CLAW is the latest small company we’ve tracked down. We speak with young business owner Fabian Clark about how the technology will help him take his street food venture from markets to a fixed restaurant in the next year.
Nick Coleman, CEO of pork crackling brand The Snaffling Pig Co., reveals how his business started with a bet between mates – and is now set to pass the £1m turnover mark.
In August, Farmcare, the UK’s leading rural and agricultural business, appointed finance director Rob Argyle to help drive its first mile strategy. Argyle talked to Real Business about being an FD in the food industry, as well as driving the company forward after it was acquired by Wellcome Trust.
Alternative snacks are growing faster than the overall savoury snacks market, as lentil crisps and popcorn lead consumer demand.
According to a new study of alcohol, fresh produce, food and drink producers by Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking – called "Investing for Growth" – English and Welsh food manufacturers are already cooking up recipes for growth both home and abroad.
As supermarkets look for new ways to attain and maintain customer interest, Waitrose has launched a scheme where loyal shoppers can pick their ten favourite items on which they'll receive a 20 per cent discount on every shop.
Recent research revealed the lack of English success in the Champions League is affecting business for UK pubs. Luckily, there are plenty of other positives surrounding the industry at the moment – with pub growth being fuelled by a rise in young landlords.
The KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT) has released its latest findings, revealing that the health of UK retail unexpectedly declined in Q3 2014.
Innovative sausage company Heck has created a vocal sausage brand – and it's bringing home the bacon.
Fiddes Payne, the cooking ingredients company behind Jamie Oliver's seasonings range, has been speaking to advisers as it weighs up a possible sale to private equity.