Exploring Emerging Grocery Startups Revolutionising the Food Industry in England

January 30, 2024

The advancement and continuous growth of the startup scene in the United Kingdom has been remarkable over the past decades. A large part of this growth is attributed to industries that continually adapt to changing customer behaviours, particularly the grocery sector that has seamlessly ventured into online platforms, meeting consumer demands swiftly and efficiently. This article aims to highlight nine noteworthy England-based startups, all of which were founded from 2020 onwards, and have significantly contributed to modernising the grocery industry within the region.

Despite the challenges brought about by the global pandemic, these startups have proven not just their resilience, but their innovation and adaptability as well. From businesses focusing on delivery services, e-commerce, grocery shopping to those specialising in ethnic and specialist products, these companies have played pivotal roles in making grocery shopping easier and more convenient for users.

Let’s dive in further and learn more about these startups and the tremendous work they have been doing within the grocery sector:


Founded by Tom Foster-Carter, Lollipop is an online grocery shopping platform that provides personalized meal plans. Based in London, they operate within the industry of E-Commerce, Grocery, Shopping. Follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Delivery Drop

Delivery Drop is an on-demand delivery service provider that supports local businesses. Co-founders Haseeb Riaz and Syed Sherazi created this startup to bring thousands of products from local stores to your doorstep within minutes, with orders being tracked and insured. Connect with them on their website, Facebook.


MANO, founded by Moe A Nesr, is an e-commerce company that provides rapid grocery delivery in Africa. They promise to deliver orders within 15 minutes and offer the highest quality items along with the best customer service experience. You can connect with MANO on their website and via their LinkedIn page.


Oja is an online supermarket that delivers cultural, ethnic & specialist groceries and products straight to your door. Mariam Jimoh founded this London based start-up. You can get updates from their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


Dija is a startup offering groceries delivered to customers’ doors in under 10 minutes. Co-founded by Alberto Menolascina and Yusuf Saban. Their goal is to provide service to local communities and fulfill the promise of their unique 10-minute delivery pledge. You can find out more via their website and LinkedIn.

Jiffy Grocery

Jiffy is revolutionising online grocery shopping by making it more convenient with their ultra-fast delivery service. Co-founded by Artur Shamalov, Igor Demishev and Vladimir Kholiaznikov. They offer a variety of fresh produce and household goods sourced from popular brands. Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Hajde, is a platform that makes fast and efficient food and grocery deliveries convenient. Founded by Erli Cupi and Geri Cupi. Follow them on Facebook and LinkedIn.


Founded by Ade Adekoya Kadri, uDrop is a startup in the sector of Grocery Delivery, Food Delivery, Logistics and Retail Technology. Visit their website or LinkedIn for more information.

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