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Anusheh Khan

July 29, 2021

Are ghost kitchens here to stay?

As we have come out of lockdown this month, it’s only fair to start reminiscing about what we’ve gone through…

Anusheh Khan

July 29, 2021

How to tackle food waste on your phone

Last month, I wrote a blog post on how an edible insect market could be a solution to handling food…

Anusheh Khan

June 30, 2021

Bitten by the bug: the next novel super food?

When I think of the word ‘super food’, products like avocados, kale, and broccoli are ones that come to mind….

Anusheh Khan

May 24, 2021

Technological Innovations in Supermarkets

Here at Polestar, we’ve covered a topics on how AI and other forms of technology is being used in manufacturing,…

Anusheh Khan

May 24, 2021

Is it finally time for a cashless society?

A cashless society has been spoken about for quite a while. Will the pandemic finally force us to stop using…

Anusheh Khan

April 29, 2021

Food and Leisure Q121 Valuation

This report spotlights the UK food and leisure sector for Q1 21, aggregate sector valuations and private market activity. We…

Anusheh Khan

April 12, 2021

Food Poverty: The call for a new Food Security Minister

Last month, I wrote a blog post on how the pandemic and Brexit price increases were affecting low-income families and…

Oliver Hoade

March 30, 2021

4 food trends to look out for in 2021

2020 proved to be an unexpectedly pivotal year for many companies and industries, in particular the food and drinks industry….

Charlie Whelan

March 18, 2021

Is test and trace really the most wasteful public spending programme ever?

When one of my kids said Test and Trace had cost £37,000,000,000 I thought I should fact check this obviously…

Oliver Hoade

March 1, 2021

Could a carbon tax on food help fight climate change?

Should the government tax unsustainable foods? That’s exactly what Dr. Richard Smith of the UK health Alliance on Climate Change…

Bhavik Borkhatria

November 30, 2020

Software and Technology UK – Mid-Market Private Transactions Snapshot December 2020

Polestar brings you the first of our insights into the UK mid-market software and technology sector. This report provides a…

Richard Hall

October 30, 2020

Connecting the Agriculture Sector

An ever increasing demand for food, driven by a growing population, constraints in land and climate/environmental change, means the Agriculture…

Mihir Shah

October 22, 2020

Supermarket Deliveroos

Deliveroo has ridden the Covid wave. Whilst lockdown increased the volume of takeaways, an opportunity festered behind the scenes: supermarket…

Oliver Hoade

April 6, 2020

Earthworm investment in vertical-farming start up

Self-described ‘environmental investor’, Earthworm, has recently ploughed a further £1.1m into Vertical Future, a tech company ‘focused on building a…

Oliver Hoade

November 27, 2019

Is agroforestry worth the agro?

As Election Day looms ever closer, we are starting to see the first party manifestos trickle in. First off the…

Richard Hall

April 25, 2019

Food for thought on successful £20 million debt raise

Polestar is pleased to announce the completion of a £20m debt refinancing for Produce World Group Limited. The funds are…

Oliver Hoade

April 18, 2019

The big cheese of the cheese industry

Barber’s, based in Somerset, is one of the world’s largest cheese producers. After a tripling of both its turnover and…

Oliver Hoade

April 8, 2019

Growing food out of thin air?

AeroFarms, an American company founded in New Jersey, is a pioneer in aetopoinc farming – farming where, instead of plants…

Charlie Whelan

February 28, 2019

Heist of the century or an astute call by M&S?

This is a great example of how the high street is having to adapt and pay to join the rush…

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