Breaking Bread with Hugh Thomas: How to Launch Into 250 Retailers in 12 Weeks
Green & Blacks: the Multi-Million Pound Success Story With a Conscience
Hugh Thomas - Ugly Drinks
11:15 - 12:00
After working at Heinz and VitaCoco, Hugh launched Ugly Drinks: a zero sugar, fruit-infused sparkling water. Hear about what it was like to launch the UK’s first ‘unsweet’ soft drink into over 250 retailers, including Selfridges, Wholefoods and Vital Ingredient in just 12 weeks.
Building a Unicorn Business: the Next Netflix for Food
Craig Sams - Green & Blacks
12:15 - 13:00
Green & Blacks is one of the food world’s best known brands, disrupting the confectioners’ landscape with the UK’s first 70% dark chocolate bar. With sales values higher than Marmite, Craig tells us how it all happened and what handing over the keys to Cadbury’s in 2011 was like.
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? How to Make Your First Food Business Million
Patrick Drake, HelloFresh
14:15 - 15:00
With subscription services in food on the rise, Patrick Drake was ahead of the game when he launched HelloFresh back in 2011. Committed to changing the way people shop, eat and cook, HelloFresh was launched as a business of the future. Patrick tell us about how building a business on the foundations of brand and culture is the way forward.
Keeping it Real: Creating an Authentic Voice in Health & Wellness
John Stapleton - Little Dish
15:15 - 16:00
With New Covent Garden Soup Co and Little Dish under his belt, John Stapleton certainly knows a few things about building a profitable food business. Here he talks through the 5 musts and the 5 must-nots to make your business a financial success.
Tamara Arbib - Rebel Kitchen
16:15 - 17:00
Tamara Arbib is the founder of determined, dairy-free Rebel Kitchen - a coconut ‘mylk’ drink brand stocked in Whole Foods, Selfridges, Fortum & Mason, Ocado and Waitrose. Launching in 2014 as a forward-thinking brand shaking up the health and wellness space, hear Tamara's thoughts about growing from local niche to nationwide success and keeping it real at the same time.