Britain’s Next Top Supplier is BACK!

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After last year’s fantastic success, Britain’s Next Top Supplier is back.

16 suppliers have been successfully listed at ocado.com as a result of the competition, including products from four of the five all-female finalists and we’re looking for the same standard of suppliers this year – sound like you or someone you know?

Then hurry – entries close on Sunday, 15th March

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Who ate all the pies? 500 FREE pie week bundles up for grabs

YOU ATE ALL THE PIES! Sorry folks, all pie bundles have now been claimed. Keep an eye out for our next freebie – coming very soon.It’s British Pie Week this week: want the perfect pie to celebrate? We have 500 FREE Pie Week bundles to give away on your next shop. Including three gourmet Square Pie products, this bundle lets you whip up a delicious meal in minutes.

Find out what’s in each bundle and how to claim yours below.

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Hiver Beers – A year on from Britain’s Next Top Supplier

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Hannah Rhodes, founder of Hiver Beers and winner of Britain’s Next Top Supplier 2014, talks about her experience and how participating in this year’s competition could help your business grow.

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NEW: A Taste of Wales at Ocado

To celebrate the launch of our dedicated Taste of Wales shop on St David’s Day, Welsh blogger Ruth Walters from Let Her Eat Clean reveals some of her favourite foodie picks and a few traditional recipes. Continue reading

Ice, Ice, Baby: Britain’s Next Top Supplier


As the days get longer and the sun teases us with the promise of warmer days, what better way to celebrate than with ice cream? Here are three cool brands that became listed on ocado.com last year in our third instalment of Britain’s Next Top Supplier: Class of 2014.

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NOW EXPIRED : 500 FREE Speedy Meal Bundles up for grabs

UPDATE: Sorry – all gone now. Keep an eye out for our next free bundle.

Busy week? We’re giving away 500 FREE Speedy Meal Bundles, each including four delicious and quick-to-prepare products so you can rustle up dinner in no time. All you have to do is enjoy.

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Top tips from Grocery Accelerator

We’ve had a fantastic reaction to this year’s Britain’s Next Top Supplier competition so thank you for all your interest so far.

To make things even easier for small brands and independent suppliers to make the most of this opportunity we’re hosting a Twitter chat on Wednesday (25th February) at 2pm with Grocery Accelerator, the investment, coaching and mentoring programme. Follow the hashtag #BNTS15, and don’t forget to include it in your tweets to join the chat.

To get things started we asked the team at Grocery Accelerator for their top tips for ambitious food and drink businesses in the grocery market looking for rapid growth.

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Pancake Day with a little ooh la la

In honour of Pancake Day we’re taking a look at the grandmother of all pancakes: the crêpe.

A bit about batter: A crêpe-by-crêpe guide to le pancake

  • The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning ‘curled’.
  • The French have already had their Pancake Day this year as they celebrate on 2nd February for La Chandeleur: 40 days after Christmas.
  • Others believe crêpes, with their round and golden shape, are a reminder of the sun, thus symbolising the return of spring after a cold and dark winter.
  • In Brittany, crêpes are called ‘Krampouezh’ and a crêpe lover is called ‘Krampoueshour’.

And to top it all off…

Why not top your pancakes and crêpes with something a little different this year.

This Corsican clementine jam is cooked in a copper bowl with just enough cane sugar – full of flavor with a scent of myrtle and citrus fruits.

According to 19th century legend, the discovery of this thick Caramel Sauce from Normandy is attributed to a distracted chef in the Napoleon army. We don’t know if that’s true but we do know it’s delicious!

Made exclusively of unpasteurized goat’s milk, this authentic cheese is paste soft and creamy and is perfect for sensationally savoury crêpes.

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Savoury pancakes at ocado.com

Have a lovely Pancake Day,

Naomi,

Social media executive

Britain’s Next Top Supplier Twitter chat this Wednesday

Don’t forget to join us this Wednesday from 2pm. We’ll have the all the right people on hand to answer any queries you might have about this year’s competition.

All you have to do is follow the hashtag #BNTS15

Get your questions ready and chat to you then!

Naomi

PR & Social Executive