The Food and Drink Business


Just Eat invests £3.5m in Flypay

The customer experience platform solves the 'too many cooks' problem facing the hospitality sector's digital offerings.


Gourmet meals delivered: EatFirst​

After more than seven years of working long hours as an executive director in the City, Rahul Parekh felt the struggle of eating healthy first hand.


​​​Sustainability at its core: Union Hand-Roasted Coffee

Union Hand-Roasted Coffee has been shortlisted as SME of the Year in the High Potential Business Awardswith reason. Steven Macatonia speaks to GrowthBusiness on the ethically sourced coffee company's business journey.


London Fast Food Chain, Vital Ingredient is sold

Private equity firm LDC has backed the management buyout of Vital Ingredient, a healthy fast food chain in London as part of a £12 million funding package.


London food-tech start-up makes a mark in the Valley

Healthy ice cream start-up, Wheyhey, is representing the UK in an American food tech accelerator programme in Silicon Valley


Tossed goes cash-free

No cash, no problem. The "healthier eating place" starts the transition. What does this mean for the food-to-go market?


Thai restaurant group Giggling Squid secures £6.4m funding from Business Growth Fund

Money to be put towards increasing network of restaurants across the South of England.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Barburrito completes acquisition of Pinto Mexican Kitchen

Mexican food chain signs deal as Barburrito looks to strengthen Scottish offering.


Meet Supper: The online food delivery app combining health with convenience

We caught up with Supper founder Duncan Scott about his successful July launch and keeping nutritional value at the heart of his food delivery service.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Change Capital Partners sells Macduff in £98.4 million deal

Wild caught shellfish company sold to Canadian Clearwater Seafoods.


Mobile technology set to replace traditional bar tab

Flypay launching pre-approved digital tab to remove the anxiety of customers leaving their card behind the bar on nights out.


Take Eat Easy raises €6m for European expansion

Company now positioned to take on Just Eat and Hungry House in UK market: while also offering deliveries of restaurant-quality food.