17 jobs saved as Nottingham health food distributor sold

Some 17 jobs have been saved at Nottingham firm Health Stores (Wholesale) after administrators sealed a deal to sell the firm to a southern-based food service, catering and convenience retailer supplier.

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.

Hunt’s has its head office in Sherborne, Dorset. The deal will see 17 employees at Health Stores (Wholesale)’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 22 August. 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 – was placed into administration on 26 August.

Pole said: “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.”

Yesterday, we reported that two subsidiary companies of Health Made Easy, had been sold to CGK Consulting.

Some 33 employees, 31 from Higher Nature and two from Freshly Cut, form part of the deal.

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