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On a recent AMA Call our lovely YF Associates and NPD dream team Paola and Laura answered your burning questions on everything from finding the right manufacturer to best practices when approaching a trial run. Thank you to those of you who joined, and who submitted some really relevant questions. As we covered so much…

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They’re a long-standing staple of the food and drink industry, but they’re also a huge investment for small brands like you… but are trade shows actually worth it? Done well, trade shows could certainly be worth the investment for your startup brand. But this completely depends on what your brand is, and why you want…

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Part 2 of our online shop series… Co-founder of Snaffling Pig and our fellow Young Foodies Blue Plaster Podcast presenter, Andy Allen shares his top tips on dos and don’ts when setting up your online shop and some tech insights… By the end of this post you should know:  Some do’s and don’t when setting…

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Our Talent Team spend all day every day supporting you guys to optimise your teams and we do that in 3 ways: Hiring permanent team members Hiring contractors or consultants Training team members on Sales, Management and Excel (our “Golden Triangle” of capability needs) It’s all about having the right people with the right skills…

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We’re back with blog number 2 of our Planet Organic series… (If you missed part 1 then check it out here) By the end of this post, you should know: How PO buyers work When to approach a PO buyer  How to maintain your PO listing Buyers at Planet Organic Each category buyer (there are…

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Having started her career in market research for blue-chip clients, Tessa decided to do things differently, bringing the theory of insight closer to reality. So, rather than holding focus groups, she goes into store to watch consumers on autopilot and derive actionable learnings to help brands cut through. We caught up with Tessa to learn…

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A few weeks ago we hosted an event with Planet Organic’s Buying Director Al Overton. Al joined us to share an insiders’ view on how Planet Organic works and what they expect when working with suppliers. We had a huge turn out for the talk and we followed up with a very insightful Q&A session…

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Have you… developed a new type of packaging? Re-formulated or improved your product in the past 2 years? Created a product based on scientific evidence? If any of the above resonates with you then you should be claiming R&D credits (don’t switch off just yet). R&D tax credits are FREE MONEY from the government recognising…

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We know that making sure your labels are compliant isn’t always a breezy process, and if you’re not from a food and drink background it’s a whole other story. So to make your lives that little bit easier our Compliance experts have come up with the most common mistakes they see when it comes to…

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A few weeks ago, we caught up with Caine from the bioplastic producer Floreon, B Corp ambassador Ryan from PROPER and Adele from the Sustainable Food Trust to learn more about best practices when it comes to sustainability. See below for some top-level info on what we learnt… B CORP What is B corp? Certified…