Covid is driving community at a time when we need it most

Covid is driving community at a time when we need it most 1

If one positive can be taken away from the past few weeks, it is the return of a sense of community across the UK. Just two months ago, the Office for National Statistics highlighted a long term decline in Brits’ sense of belonging and connection to our communities. When data was compared to 2011–2012, the […]

Why Entrepreneurial Talent is so Exciting

Why Entrepreneurial Talent is so Exciting 2

At Young Foodies, we spend our days talking to entrepreneurial people who have been changing the landscape of food and drink. We are always amazed by their creativity and ability to work together to get results. Entrepreneurial talent can be the difference between gaining that new listing, or unlocking the potential in your current team. […]

The lockdown catch up episode, pt 1. Featuring: Real Handful, NICE drinks and YF Funding

The lockdown catch up episode, pt 1. Featuring: Real Handful, NICE drinks and YF Funding 3

In this episode, Andy catches up with a few people across the industry and understands how the current social distancing measures are effecting business in different ways.  One thing that is clear, despite the obvious downsides and difficulties we’re all facing in one way or another, there’s nice things happening too- whether that be surging […]

Introducing Mighty Small, the new online supermarket of small brands

Introducing Mighty Small, the new online supermarket of small brands 4

Launching an online supermarket has always been a goal for us at Young Foodies. Granted, we did not think it would be happening quite this soon. Until (very) recently, the idea of an e-commerce site was more of a pipedream than a reality, one we imagined would not come to fruition for several years. Then […]

Supply chain issues due to pandemic leave small businesses struggling

Supply chain issues due to pandemic leave small businesses struggling 5

Small brands in the food and drink sector are struggling to iron out supply chain issues as the pandemic accelerates. Young Foodies Co-Founder, Thea Alexander, has described it as a “nerve-wracking time” for anyone in the industry. Read the full article in Food Manufacture.

Does the pandemic have a silver lining?

Does the pandemic have a silver lining? 6

Despite being a difficult time for all, the coronavirus pandemic may have forced a healthy adaptation in our ecosystem. At Young Foodies, we have been supporting all the brands in our community to adapt their strategies in response to the new world in which they find themselves. Read the full article in Just Food.

Young Foodies launches eCommerce platform to support small brands

Young Foodies launches eCommerce platform to support small brands 7

In a bid to drive more growth into new, different and interesting brands, Young Foodies has launched Mighty Small. With direct to consumer, trade and business to business capabilities, this exciting adventure has launched in response to our brands calls in the pandemic. Read the full article in Speciality Food.

Young Foodies calls on government for more support during the pandemic

Young Foodies calls on government for more support during the pandemic 8

Young Foodies Co-Founders Thea Alexander and Chris Green have penned an open letter to the UK government for small businesses to get more support and clarity during this time. While bigger brands and retailers were at the forefront of government assistance, SMEs fear being left behind. Read the full article in Food Manufacture.

An open letter to Boris Johnson

An open letter to Boris Johnson 9

Young Foodies has sent an open letter to the Prime Minister in response to the Government’s outlined COVID-19 business support plans. As a representative of challenger brands, we are taking the lead in calling for change and urging the Prime Minister to address the issues within these support plans which render them largely not applicable […]