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Business ideas in the food and drink sector

Business ideas for food lovers

The UK’s food and drink industry contributes £28.2bn to the UK economy each year. It’s a competitive market, but here are some ideas that may give you the edge when starting out in the sector.

  • Meat cutting and processing
  • Production of specialist meats
  • Food processing e.g. potatoes to chips
  • Farmers markets or farm retail
  • Vending machines
  • Meat or veg box schemes
  • Catering
  • Ready or pre-prepared meals
  • Mobile bars
  • Adding value through processing e.g. cheese, ice cream
  • Craft beer
  • Spirits
  • Juices
  • Pop-up bars
  • Pop-up food
  • Food festivals
  • Cafes or restaurants
  • Homemade cakes, pies
  • Free from foods
  • On-farm bakery
  • Artisan producers
  • Organic foods
  • Bottled water

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