20 episodes

The Blue Plaster Podcast by Young Foodies sets out to be the voice of young F&B businesses in the UK. Using a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe the occasional ranty moment, we’re looking to provide a positive, energetic but always realistic view on the life of food entrepreneurs and those people bonkers/brave enough to join them on the journey.

The Young Foodies Blue Plaster Podcast Young Foodies

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    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

The Blue Plaster Podcast by Young Foodies sets out to be the voice of young F&B businesses in the UK. Using a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe the occasional ranty moment, we’re looking to provide a positive, energetic but always realistic view on the life of food entrepreneurs and those people bonkers/brave enough to join them on the journey.

    8: Blue Plaster from Home - Life Beyond Covid-19

    8: Blue Plaster from Home - Life Beyond Covid-19

    In our latest 'from-home' episode, Thea and Andy begin to look forward and theorise about the world after Covid, reflecting on the scenarios at play for challenger brands.
    Young Foodies is the leading voice of challenger food & drink brands in the UK. With a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe the occasional ranty moment, we’re looking to provide a positive, energetic (but always realistic) view on the life of challenger food businesses and those who are bonkers/brave enough to join them on the journey.

    • 49 min
    6: The lockdown catch up episode, pt 2. Featuring: Sainsbury's, Lucky Saint and Doisy & Dam.

    6: The lockdown catch up episode, pt 2. Featuring: Sainsbury's, Lucky Saint and Doisy & Dam.

    In the second of our ‘catch up’ episodes, Andy hears how the current world looks from the point of view of Luke Boase, founder of Lucky Saint and Rich Wilkinson, Co-Founder at Doisy & Dam.
     
    We’re also fortunate to grab a few mins to gain a little insight into the life of a buyer right now, courtesy of Lauren Orchard, the cereal and preserves buyer at Sainsbury’s. 
     
    NB: All these episodes are obviously recorded remotely so the audio quality is a little mixed at times. 

    • 48 min
    5: The lockdown catch up episode, pt 1. Featuring: Real Handful, NICE drinks and YFF.

    5: The lockdown catch up episode, pt 1. Featuring: Real Handful, NICE drinks and YFF.

    In this episode Andy is catching up with a few people across the industry and understanding how the current social distancing measures are effecting business in different ways. 
    One thing that is clear, despite the obvious downsides and difficulties we're all facing in one way or another, there's nice things happening too- whether that be surging online sales, or spending more time with the kids. 

    • 38 min
    Special 'from-home' episode - Looking after your business and yourself in the wake of Covid-19

    Special 'from-home' episode - Looking after your business and yourself in the wake of Covid-19

    In this special 'from-home' episode, Thea and Andy address the economical and mental health challenges faced by the food & drink challenger industry in the wake of Covid-19.
    We interview Paul Surtees, CEO of Capitalise, on debt financing for SMEs to comment on the government agendas and spend time with Heather Bolton of Unmind to discuss how we can all navigate the pressure at the moment.
    Young Foodies is the leading voice of challenger food & drink brands in the UK. With a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe the occasional ranty moment, we’re looking to provide a positive, energetic (but always realistic) view on the life of challenger food businesses and those who are bonkers/brave enough to join them on the journey.

    • 56 min
    4: S2.Ep.4. Sainsbury’s Future Brands with former Buying Director James Bailey

    4: S2.Ep.4. Sainsbury’s Future Brands with former Buying Director James Bailey

    It’s 2020 and we are back with our first Blue Plaster Podcast for the new year. 
    In this episode, Andy speaks with former Sainsbury’s Buying Director James Bailey, the brains behind Sainsbury's Future Brands initiative.
    James shares insights into the structure of retailers and the world of the busy buyer, passing on key considerations for challenger brands trying to get their attention. He discusses the evolution of Sainsbury’s Future Brands and the role it has played in bridging the gap between big retailers and small suppliers.
    Young Foodies is the leading voice of challenger food & drink brands in the UK. With a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe the occasional ranty moment, we’re looking to provide a positive, energetic (but always realistic) view on the life of challenger food businesses and those who are bonkers/brave enough to join them on the journey.

    • 42 min
    3: S2.Ep.3. Using business as a force for good with B Corp

    3: S2.Ep.3. Using business as a force for good with B Corp

    It’s the final Blue Plaster Podcast for the year and boy have we got a good one to celebrate. 
    In this podcast, YF co-founder Thea and Andy talk all things B Corp with James Ghaffari, Director of B Corp Certification at B Lab UK. 
    Based on the principle of putting the importance of people and planet alongside profit, they delve deeper into what B Corp is, how to become B Corp certified and the positive influence B Corp and their community are having on bigger companies in the industry. 
    Young Foodies is the leading voice of challenger food & drink brands in the UK. With a blend of industry news, feature interviews, brand spotlights and maybe the occasional ranty moment, we’re looking to provide a positive, energetic (but always realistic) view on the life of challenger food businesses and those who are bonkers/brave enough to join them on the journey.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

CatPin1987 ,

Great podcast

It’s a great podcast for anyone interested in food and drink start ups. Really interesting discussion this week!

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