It has been confirmed that The Health Store has been acquired by Hunts Food Group, the owner of Queenswood Natural Foods.
The joint administrators of Health Stores (Wholesale) Limited, Chris Pole and Ryan Grant, from Interpath Advisory, have completed a sale of The Health Store brand and its assets to Hunt’s Food Group Limited.
Hunt’s Food Group is a leading foodservice, retail and natural products supplier based in the south of England with its head office in Sherborne, Dorset. The transaction will see 17 employees at Health Stores (Wholesale) Limited’s base in Nottingham transfer to the purchaser.
Chris Pole and Ryan Grant were appointed joint administrators of Health Stores (Wholesale) Limited and Tree of Life UK Limited on August 22. The companies form part of the UK’s largest independent health food and wellness products distribution platform, supplying a broad range of third party and owned brand goods, food and drink, personal care, and vitamins, minerals and supplements. A further company within the group – Health Made Easy Limited – was placed into administration on August 26.
Chris Pole, Managing Director at Interpath Advisory and Joint Administrator, commented: “Hunt’s Food Group has an excellent reputation within the industry, and has broadened both its produce and service offerings in recent years to supply a wide ranging customer base.
“We’re pleased to have concluded the sale of The Health Store Brand and its assets to Hunt’s Food Group, ensuring The Health Store will continue to trade and providing certainty for those employees who will transfer to the new owners. We’d like to thank all those who helped to deliver this transaction within a short timetable, and wish Hunt’s Food Group every success in the future.”