Podcast Blue Plaster from Home – Life Beyond Covid-19

Podcast Blue Plaster from Home - Life Beyond Covid-19 1

In our latest ‘from-home’ episode, Thea and Andy begin to look forward and theorise about the world after Covid, reflecting on the scenarios at play for challenger brands. Young Foodies is the leading voice of challenger food & drink brands in the UK. With a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe […]

Furlough Advice — How To Sharpen Your Axe

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Over the past two months, the government’s initiative to support businesses through this unprecedented time has resulted in a new common status of employment, with HMRC reporting nearly a quarter of the UK workforce being furloughed. Whilst for every individual this new situation presents a unique challenge, life on furlough may be the chance to […]

Investment in US alternative-protein companies hits “record” high – report

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How was the Investment in US alternative-protein from last year? “Of the 2019 total, US plant-based meat, egg, and dairy companies received more than $747m in investment – the most capital raised in any single year in the industry’s history, surpassing the amount raised in 2018 by 11%, or $74m…” Read the full article in […]

Furlough scheme ‘failing business’, says open letter to Chancellor

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What is #RatherBeWorking campaign and why do we support it? “London-based coffee roaster Volcano Coffee Works has written an open letter to chancellor Rishi Sunak calling for furloughed employees to be allowed to work after a survey revealed 86% want to support rebuilding the British economy.” Read the full article in The Caterer

Coronavirus: SMEs fear end to furlough scheme will lead to redundancies

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We teamed up with Emma Loisel at Volcano Coffee Works to challenge the COVID Furlough Scheme in favour of high growth consumer brands Emma Loisel, co-founder and chair at Volcano Coffee Works, wrote an open letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak this week urging a change in the rules of the furlough scheme Read the full […]

Small businesses call for furloughed workers to return to work

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If furlough continues, many SMEs will no longer exist. “In an open letter to chancellor Rishi Sunak, business owners said that while the job retention scheme had helped businesses avoid layoffs, the current plan meant employers were “just kicking that can down the road.” Read the full article in CITYA.M