The UK’s top food and beverage companies continue to go from strength to strength, confounding the headwinds they face in a challenging environment with an innovative and dynamic approach to business that drives consistent sales growth. We are delighted to publish, in conjunction with The Grocer magazine, the Alantra Food & Beverage Fast 50, which celebrates the success of this crucial part of the economy.

We’ve been compiling the Food & Beverage Fast 50 list for more than a decade and this year’s ranking of the UK’s fastest-growing privately owned food and beverage businesses offers a glimpse into how the most agile are exploiting the fast-moving marketplace. Their commitment to product quality and customer service shines out.

Congratulations to Strong Roots, which took the top spot in this year’s ranking, closely followed by Grenade and Pots & Co. The secret of their success is invariably to be found in their relationship with their consumers. The businesses listed deserve huge credit for the success they have achieved – we congratulate them and look forward to tracking their future progress.

Thank you to all those who contributed. Interviews, insights and the full ranking here