Good Foodies - stories, struggles and successes from ethical and sustainable food entrepreneurs
By Sapling Digital
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Good Foodies is all about the people, brands and businesses doing good in the world of food. Learn from heroes of the food industry about what it takes to build a thriving business – one that puts people and the planet ahead of profit. Each week we’ll share inspiring interviews, tips, tricks, hacks and tools to help you build a food business that will make a real impact. You'll hear about amazing brands who are making a positive difference. From ethical farming to sustainable ingredients; from healthy snacks to indulgent drinks; from social enterprises to early-stage startups, you'll learn from those on the cutting edge of the food industry. If you're an innovative food startup with a desire to make a positive impact, we'd love to hear from you. Get in touch via our website: https://www.sapling.digital/get-in-touch. We can't wait to hear from you!
||CleanA Water Bottle Made from Plants with Mike Shore from Eco for Life||The issue with single use plastic has hit the headlines in a major way. A million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021. One startup taking on this huge pollution problem is Eco for Life. They've created a water bottle that looks and works like plastic but is actually made 100% from plants. Tune in to find out where the idea came from, how they've made it a reality and how they're a step in the right direction when it comes to cleaning up our plastic problem.||15 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Kitchen Table Project to "Proper" Social Enterprise with Kath Austin of BeeBee Wraps||Kath Austin is on a mission to rid the world of clingfilm with her ethical and sustainable cotton and beeswax wraps. What started as a humble kitchen table project selling on Etsy has morphed into a full-fledged "proper" social enterprise. Listen to Kath's entrepreneur story and how she and her growing team are making a real impact.||8 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Ethical eCommerce Coffee to Mainstream Retail with Colin Pyle from Cru Kafe||Is the goal of your food business to get onto the supermarket shelves? This interview with Cru Kafe co-founder, Colin Pyle, may make you reconsider. They've spent years building a brilliant, ethical coffee brand by selling direct to consumers via eCommerce. Their product is now perfect and they're scaling up by going into mainstream retail. Learn how the Cru Kafe team built their business to 2 million in revenue and how they're going to get their next millions. We've also got an amazing resource of the week that's guaranteed to make your business profitable, instantly. This is a must listen episode!||1 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevolutionising the Farm to Restaurant Supply Chain with Jeremy Hibbert-Garibaldi from COLLECTIVfood||The food supply chain is complex and opaque. The team at COLLECTIVfood are revolutionising the industry with an online market place which connects farmers and restaurants. They're passionate about transparency, traceability and ethical business practices. The end result is better quality food for diners and consumers everywhere.||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 Ways for Food Businesses to Think and Act Like Tech Businesses||It may sound a little strange but there's a huge opportunity for food businesses to think and act like tech businesses. In this solo episode we talk through six ways to embrace the tech mindset when working on your physical, packaged product business. From working systematically to building automated, repeatable processes, this episode is jam packed with tools and resources to help you streamline your operations so you can focus on creating amazing products, doing good and making an impact.||17 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteady Growth and Rescuing Surplus Fruit & Veg with Oddbox||Deepak and Emile from Oddbox are classic bootstrapping entrepreneurs. They launched Oddbox, a wonky fruit and veg box scheme, in a small corner of South West London in 2016. Since then they've grown their supply chain, team and delivery area in a slow and methodical way. Hear stories about their early experiences and the "what are we doing?" moments and how their mission of being a zero waste social enterprise helped them power through.||10 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Edible Insects to Blockchain Technology with Neil Whippey from Eat Grub||Eat Grub produce a range of healthy, sustainable protein bars made with insects along side a range of flavoured insect snacks. They were one of the first to enter the UK market with insect products and have recently expanded further afield to Finland. In addition to hearing their fascinating food startup story, we also talk tech in this episode. Hear how Neil's interest in blockchain technology collided with the mundane world of barcodes and how they're looking at leveraging this tech to track their growing international sales.||3 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating a Sustainable Product for a Hyper Targeted Niche with Alex Littaye from Azure Foods||Alex Littaye is on a mission to bring an ancient ingredient from Mexico to the UK in the form of an energy bar for ultra runners. Learn how here PhD studies at Oxford lead to her living on an active volcano and how working with local communities and tribes became the basis of her entire brand story.||27 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBranding That Gets Your Products Flying Off The Shelves with Tessa Stuart||Branding is more than your logo, fonts and colours. It's all about emotion and personality and the feelings you want your consumers to experience and associate with your products. In this episode we're joined by branding and market research expert, Tessa Stuart. She's full of examples and no-nonsense advice that will help you understand your customers and get your products flying off the shelves.||20 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 Ways to Do Good in the World of Food with Guy Routledge and Kylie Ackers from Sapling Digital||On this special episode, we chat about what it means to be doing good in the world of food. You'll discover 10 different ways to be a "good food" brand. We start simple and then ramp up the effort and commitment. Tune in and take a small step towards making a difference today!||13 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Plant Based and Running Creative Campaigns with Tessa Tricks from Hubbub||Hubbub are an environmental charity working across food, fashion, homes and neighbourhoods. They do amazing work and run some incredibly creative campaigns that make a real impact. Learn about their latest campaign designed to encourage male gym goers to go plant based and cut their meat consumption. You'll also hear Tessa's top tips for running a creative marketing campaign. Listen now!||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlastic Free Packaging and Fighting Food Waste with Ilana Taub from Snact||Two topics that have been hitting headlines in a major way lately are plastic and food waste. In this bitesized episode we chat to Ilana Taub about the challenges of being an innovative company, fighting food waste and solving the problem of plastic waste with compostable packaging. Have a listen!||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Collaborative Economy and Food Innovation Hub with Alessio d'Antino from Crowdfooding||Collaboration can unlock a huge amount of potential for food brands. From events to competitions and giveaways to sharing knowledge or resources. In today's bitesized episode we talk to Alessio d'Antino about how they're building a collaborative community of food entrepreneurs and arming them with skills to boost their sales and connect with corporate partners. There's some real gold in here!||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWaste Not Want Not: Creating a Zero Waste Wine Bar with Kiki Evans From Unwined in Tooting||Wine is often considered snooty and elitist. But not at Unwined in Tooting. This relaxed and down to earth wine bar, nestled in a corner of Tooting Market is giving wine a new image. They serve amazing wines from producers you've likely never heard of. They are committed to telling their stories and dedicated to reducing their environmental impact. They're striving to go zero waste - both from a wine and food perspective. Have a listen to this bitesized interview with Kiki Evans.||3 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCash Back for Food Innovation with Sue Nelson from Breakthrough Funding and The Food Talk Show||Would you like to get money back from the government for being an innovative food business? I'm sure you would! Tune in to today's bitesized episode with Sue Nelson from Breakthrough Funding. They're passionate about innovation and small business and can help you get money back for all your research and development work. Food is a big theme of the episode too as Sue and I are also presenters of The FoodTalk Show podcast. We talk all things food, drink and business. Have a listen now!||1 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSolving Food Discoverability with Kimberly Hurd from Tabl||When was the last time you discovered some truly amazing food online? Finding what you're looking for is challenging with so many websites, online shops and marketplaces to wade through. In this episode we chat to Kimberly Hurd from Tabl who is passionate about independent food, solving food discoverability and building community.||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTurning Food Waste into Beer with Louisa Ziane from Toast Ale||Toast Ale are on a mission to end food waste. They take surplus bread - that would otherwise go to waste - and turn it into amazing craft beer. They've been on the scene for just over two years and have already expanding internationally, won loads of awards and make a big statement about their commitment to sustainability. Tune in to find out how they're planning to grow and how they're creating a perpetual cycle of doing good through a genius new fund-raising scheme.||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding a Thriving Food Business with Jason Gibb from Bread & Jam||The entrepreneurial journey is tough and lonely. In this episode you'll learn from an industry veteran who has been there, had success, sold his business and started all over again. Jason Gibb has built a thriving support community for food entrepreneurs which consists of a private Facebook group, monthly meetings and annual conference. Jason shares some incredibly honest, down to earth - almost blunt - advice about the challenges of running a food business. This is episode - the first of many - really sets the tone!||29 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Find out what's in store for the Good Foodies podcast. This is the show all about people, brands and businesses doing good in the world of food. Learn from heroes of the food industry about what it takes to build a thriving business; one that puts people and the planet ahead of profit.||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting topics - really loved the extras
I’ve only had a chance to listen to a couple of these. But they were spot on and I especially liked the discussion afterwards and the Resource of The Week. Genius!
Informative, engaging and fun!
I’m only three episodes in and loving this podcast already. The topics are really interesting and I know I’m going to discover loads of foodie finds from listening in. Thanks guys!