Business Growth Blog

Welcome to our Business Growth Blog; here, Jane will be sharing with you industry insights, thoughts on the ever-evolving food and drinks sector, journeys of her clients and insights into business growth and strategy.

Save the Dates on these July Events

July brings a few but very important opportunities for food industry professionals to connect, innovate, and inspire. Mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the dynamic and ever-evolving food industry scene. Here’s a roundup of the must-attend food industry events in July.   1st to 2nd July 2024 – Imbibe Live Imbibe […]

In Conversation with Simon Waring, Founder and Managing Director of Green Seed UK

This week, I’m excited to revisit an inspiring conversation with Simon Waring, Founder and Managing Director of Green Seed UK, on the Eat, Drink Profit Podcast. Simon is an international specialist in strategy and market entry, with extensive experience in the food and drink sector. Simon’s insights have always been invaluable, and I hope you’ll […]

Why should you exhibit at food industry trade shows?

Why should you exhibit at food industry trade shows? Trade shows for the food and drink industry are like grand stages where businesses showcase their latest innovations, network with industry peers, gain valuable insights into market trends and competitors and get the opportunity to engage with distributors. For the food and drink industry, these events […]

What’s happening in June in the Food and drink industry

June is a significant month for the food and drinks industry, marked by several events. We have exciting food trade shows, the much-anticipated Free From Food Awards, and vibrant food festivals.  The Jane Milton team always attends as many food industry trade shows and food trade fairs as possible to support our clients’ participation and […]

May 2024 dates for your diary!

May 2024 holds action packed schedule for the food and drinks industry, in this blog we are  sharing some important dates coming up in the UK that you will want to have scheduled in your calendar.   29th April to 1st  May 2024 – Farm Shop and Deli Show @ Birmingham NEC – Explore […]

Highlights from the Natural & Organic Products Expo, April 2024

I started the week with a trip to what is most often my favourite trade show Natural & Organic Expo. My interest is focused on their food and drink exhibitors, but I also enjoy a quick update on what is happening with household products, beauty products, and supplements.  It’s an excellent show for me to spot or confirm […]

A call for help from Shabnam Weber, Tea and Herbal Association of Canada

A couple of days ago, I received an email from Shabnam Weber at the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada, and I wanted to help spread the word. Email below… The power of the tea industry is in a collective voice. And to that end, we have an opportunity we are asking EVERYONE to jump […]

7 Reasons Why Entering Awards Is Important

1. Enhanced Credibility Credibility can help you gain the trust of potential customers, stockists, and investors. When stakeholders see that an independent panel of judges has recognised your excellence, they are more likely to believe in your capabilities and offerings.   2. Stand Out From the Competition In a crowded marketplace, setting your product apart […]

Jane Milton talks with the Washington Post

I was asked to speak to the Washington Post about the controversy in Pakistan this week when a government minister suggested that this nation of tea lovers reduced their consumption! His request came as all their tea is imported and they are running low on foreign exchange reserves and facing a cost of living crisis there. While […]

Food industry expert Jane Milton joins Catsai as board advisor.

I’m very excited to share that I’ve been invited to join CatsAI as a food industry expert and board advisor.    CatsAI uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide hyper-local demand predictions for retail businesses across the UK and worldwide. Using an algorithm they’ve refined with over 70,000 retail outlets around the world, they also help […]

Brew & Tipple, Henley Bridge Ingredients newly launched drinks magazine

Craft Bakers Association – Summer Trends by Jane Milton

Article written for the Craft Bakers Association and published summer 2021   Click here to read the article

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