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.

Revealed: five trends shaping bakery in 2018

Article quoting Jane from British Baker magazine   Visit today for more information Bakery supplier Puratos outlined some of the key trends shaping bakery in 2018 and beyond, as it celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Satin Crème Cake range last week (14 June). The event, held at its site in Fringford, Oxfordshire, saw […]

Very useful article about maximising the results from chalkboards.

How to Chalkboard: The Ultimate Guide to Chalkboard Design Some of the best marketing ideas are also the simplest. And you can’t get much more simple than the humble chalkboard! Chalkboards have long been used to promote pop up shops or display menus. But more and more, we’re seeing businesses – from boutique artisan coffee […]

Jane Milton interview in Speciality Food Magazine

A passion for food and a knack for making things better are behind Jane Milton’s illustrious career   INSPIRATION… I never tire of meeting people who have an idea, or have started their own business and are making it work. I enjoy working with those people and would never want to only be working with […]

Jane Milton on BBC radio

Yesterday Paul Salt the drive-time DJ for BBC Radio Merseyside called and asked …. ‘has the 20% increase in Freddo bars been caused by Brexit ‘ I told him Brexit is just a convenient excuse for companies to deflect criticism of their own decisions. Commodity prices have gone up and so Mondelez has increased some […]

Jane Milton – Telegraph 17th April

    I was asked for my opinion on how quickly insect protein will be adopted by the mainstream UK food scene. I think it will not be adopted by the majority any time soon – most people in UK can access plenty of protein and if they are concerned about the sustainability of producing […]

7 Things You’ll Be Eating in 2017

7 favourite for Women’s Health Magazine with the help of some leading trend forecasters including Jane Milton.   What will be the healthy food trends that capture your imagination in 2017. Lucy Fry picks her 7 favourite for Women’s Health Magazine with the help of some leading trend forecasters including Jane Milton.      

Leave the trendy decoration out

Leave the trendy decoration out I was contacted by Rozina Sabur from The Telegraph and asked to comment on the use of herbs and leaves in dishes by chefs. Apparently, Judy Murray ( Andy Murray’s Mum ) has tweeted about her dislike of it- as have others. My personal opinion is that it often enhances […]

Hazel Davis asked me how easy it is to forecast and spot trends in food

Finding inspiration: The Guardian asked me how small business owners can identify the trends they should take note of, for their food business…. some of my thoughts are in this article. Jane Milton, a food industry expert who works with producers and retailers to develop ideas, says the adventure shown by Ahi Poké’s founders is […]


GROWING POPULARITY OF CAULIFLOWER   I was asked for a comment on the growing popularity of cauliflower as the main part of a meat free meal by a journalist from the Mail on Sunday

Jane Milton on BBC

Jane Milton commenting on Sugar in Foods on The Victoria Derbyshire show – 30/03/2017 – The BBC’s daily news and current affairs programme with original stories, exclusive interviews, audience debate and breaking news.

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