Hunt’s Food Group purchases The Health Store

Independent food wholesaler and manufacturer Hunt’s Food Group has purchased the trading entity of The Health Store, one of the UK’s leading health food distributors and a one-stop shop for the independent health food industry

The Nottingham-based company went into administration on Monday 22 August 2022, and Hunt’s agreed to buy the trading entity from the administrators on 31 August.

Hunt’s plan to continue distributing out of the existing Nottingham site, offering a range consisting of vitamins, minerals and supplements, The Health Store pre-pack, plus other non-food SKUs and bulk commodity lines. Branded ambient, chilled and frozen food products will be distributed via Queenswood Natural Foods, the dedicated health food distribution arm of the Hunt’s Food Group based in Bridgwater.

“We are delighted to progress with this opportunity and welcome The Health Store to the group,” said Thomas Hunt, Managing Director, Hunt’s Food Group. “We look forward to working with the new team members from The Health Store and learning from their wealth of knowledge in the industry.

“This investment from the group brings greater choice to our customers and complements our commitment to having the most competitive, comprehensive range available. We have exciting plans for the brand and are looking forward to developing these in the future.”

Hunt’s Food Group has also taken on the employment of several members of The Health Store team at Nottingham to help with the operation of the depot and assist with its growth.

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