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.

Simple ways to revitalise your tea business during COVID-19

Extract from a Webinar & an article created for the Tea & Herbal Association of Canada in 2020     For most tea businesses, regardless of where they are based in the World, March 2020 saw major disruption to their normal trading patterns.  Whether you are a tea producer, a trader, a store owner, or […]

Tunisian Project for Jane

Guild member Jane Milton has told us what she has been working on recently ‘As part of a British Embassy funded project, I am working with a group of food businesses in Tunisia, helping them better understand the UK market for food and then export as profitably as they can. I’ve chosen a great mix […]

Global drinks trends and the opportunities they create for tea and herbal infusions

Jane Milton Certified TAC Tea Sommelier Professional talks about this key subject in the latest issue of sip magazine”  READ THE ARTICLE: CLICK HERE

The Future of the Food Industry

Food Industry Expert Jane Milton predicts what we will be eating more of in the future

What does FRESH MEAN to you in relation to food?

That is the question that Chris Warburton at BBC Radio 5 live posed to me this morning.  Why did he ask?  The Daily Mail had run a ‘story’ about the food industry – and about Pret A  Manger in particular, buying their (French) baguettes from France, frozen and finishing them off in their ovens and […]

Trends- Convenience Sector, What’s Likely to be on Shelf in 2019?

Trends Convenience Sector – what will be on shelf in 2019

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.      

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