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Julia Glotz is The Grocer’s managing editor; she’s in charge of how the magazine runs day-to-day and commissions their comment, opinion and feedback pages. A while ago we spoke to Julia to find out what she and the team look for in a story and how to get your pitch right… What direction is The Grocer…

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We all know legal isn’t the most sexy part of the business. But usually, the least exciting things are the most important! Our view at Young Foodies is that you don’t need to overkill legal in your early stages but there are certain things that you cannot avoid – they’re absolutely critical. That’s why we…

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A few weeks ago we posted a blog post introducing you to the world of grocery and next on the agenda is an intro to out of home (broadly defined as everything that isn’t grocery). See below for our break down of OOH and some of our top tips: High street High-street is pretty much…

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Your manufacturer in many ways is at the heart of your business, so knowing how they work and establishing a relationship with them from the outset is incredibly important. Recently we held an AMA call to answer your questions on the topic, ranging from how to scope out a new manufacturing partner to the must-haves…

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We recently got together to discuss all things fundraising and investment, led by myself (Justine from YF Funding) and Thea. As with other AMA events, it’s completely guided by the questions you ask, so thank you to those that made it a great discussion! We say this often, but there’s never been a better time…

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Young Foodies News We don’t quite know how this has happened, but it appears to be March already. These past few months have whizzed by, but fear not as Young Foodies are here with our monthly update to keep you in the know. See below for upcoming events, blog posts and industry updates! Upcoming Events…

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We know product label compliance is intimidating at the best of times, and with Brexit around the corner the uncertainty doesn’t help. Below we have summarised the government’s key labelling considerations (some changes are expected from end of March, and some by December 2020). If you’re struggling to get your head around the complexities then…

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Context – The retail landscape We’re living in a time of significant change… Mega-mergers; blending of channels; the rise of the challenger brands; and the decline of traditional business have all been driven by consumer demand. There has been a shift towards health & convenience based purchases, people are interested in cool brands and want…

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We know that finding and setting up with a manufacturer is one of the most challenging parts of running a food or drink business, but it is fundamental to building a scalable business. There are 4 main workstreams to this project: ⚙️ The operational workstream (can they make your product in the quantities and format you…

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Last Thursday we held an AMA webinar lead by Young Foodies co-founder Thea to talk product recall. Product recalls are not uncommon and can be incredibly expensive so, naturally, we received many questions surrounding the dreaded topic. The call began with a short but insightful summary on the general basics of product recall and then…