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Gluten-free group Dr. Schaer names Barry Callebaut exec Philipp Schoeller CEO

18 Dec 2020

The Italy-based, family-owned supplier of gluten-free products has hired from outside the business for its CEO role.

Dr. Schar launches operations in Argentina and Turkey

30 Oct 2019

Italy-based gluten-free nutrition and dietetic foods business Dr. Schär has established sales offices in two new markets through taking stakes in local businesses.

Raisio teams up with Italian free-from firm Dr Schar

7 Mar 2019

Finish food group Raisio has entered into a strategic alliance with an Italy-based health and well-being company.

Schär claims UK firsts with new gluten-free products

19 Sep 2017

Gluten-free food specialist Dr Schär has launched seven more products into UK supermarkets, including what it claims are the first-to-market gluten-free waffles and the first all-purpose flour mix available in the category.

Warburtons, Genius, Wessanen form UK gluten-free trade body

9 Jan 2017

Companies including Warburtons, Genius Foods and Mrs Crimble's owner Wessanen have set up a gluten-free industry association in the UK to work on standards and improve consumer confidence.

What are the next major markets for gluten-free? - France the "sleeping giant" of the sector

6 Oct 2016

Over the past decade, gluten-free has established itself as a significant category in markets in North America, western Europe and Australasia. Gluten-free specialists have become sizeable businesses, with some building notable international operations and some attracting takeover interest from larger rivals. In a series of articles, just-food's John Shepherd puts forward five markets seen as the next for gluten-free manufacturers  - and conventional business interested in gluten-free

Dr Schar expands in UK baked, frozen categories

4 Aug 2016

Dr Schär, the European free-from specialist, is expanding its offering in the UK with the launch of six new gluten-free items in the frozen and baked goods categories. 

Dr Schar launches gluten-free pain au chocolat in Spain

27 Jul 2016

Dr Schär, the largest European maker of gluten-free products, has announced the launch of gluten-free pain au chocolat in Spain. 

Dr Schar launches gluten-free crackers in Spain

4 Jul 2016

Dr Schär, the Italy-based gluten-free supplier, has launched a range of gluten-free crackers in Spain.

Dr Schar to invest in Spanish plant

18 Mar 2016

Dr Schar, the Italy-based gluten-free group, has announced plans to invest EUR11.5m (US$12.9m) in sweet bread and rolls production at a plant in Spain.

Dr Schar, Atkins, Valeo caught in Europe chocolate recall on salmonella fears

25 Aug 2015

Manufacturers and retailers including Dr Schar and Tesco have been caught up in a salmonella scare linked to wafer products made and distributed from the Netherlands.

Briefing: The product trends to watch in European gluten-free

7 Aug 2015

As the gluten-free market grows and competition - from both specialists and interested conventional manufacturers - intensifies, innovation will be vital. The rate of product development is increasing - Mintel says one in ten products launched in the entire food sector last year was gluten free, up from 2% in 2005. However, as one industry watcher puts it, there is a lot of "spray and pray" to NPD in the category. What trends can manufacturers harness for success? Dean Best reports.

Dr Schar launches gluten-free sweet treats in Spain

2 Jul 2015

Dr Schar, the German gluten-free specialist, is launching two gluten-free sweet treats – choco cake and bisco panna – in Spain.

Dr Schar announces UK rebranding, new products

5 Jun 2015

Dr Schar has announced a rebranding of its DS Gluten Free portfolio in the UK and added products to its local portfolio.

Dr Schar launches Chocolix snack bar in Spain

30 Apr 2015

Gluten-free foods manufacturer Dr Schar has launched a cookie and candy bar in Spain.

Dr Schar adds to gluten-free meal range in UK

12 Mar 2015

Dr Schar has expanded its gluten-free offering in the UK with the launch of chicken kievs.

Briefing: What are the foodservice prospects for gluten-free?

10 Mar 2015

For some in the industry, gluten free is a "tipping point" in the US foodservice channel. For others, operators have caught up with the trend, with many feeling their menus cater for the current level of demand. Dean Best takes the foodservice temperature of what has been a hot category in US retail.

Dr Schar adds to DS-Gluten Free brand with Mini Os biscuit

26 Sep 2014

Free-from specialist Dr. Schär is launching Mini Os gluten- and wheat-free biscuits as part of its DS-Gluten Free brand in the UK.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

3 Mar 2014

Tesco's bid to try again to revitalise its UK sales grabbed the headlines this week and we looked at the retailer's moves to build a multichannel business. just-food also reported from the Gulfood trade fair in Dubai, where we met a series of senior executives including Mondelez International's regional boss. Our interview pages this week also featured the boss of gluten-free firm Dr Schär's UK arm and the CFO of Scandinavian dairy giant Arla Foods.

just the answer - Dr Schar UK MD Bob Trice

26 Feb 2014

Gluten free is a category growing rapidly in a number of markets, including the UK, where mainstream companies like Warburtons, as well as overseas firms like US group Boulder Brands, have moved into the sector. Italy-based Dr Schar is the world's largest gluten-free specialist. Bob Trice, the MD of Dr Schär's UK arm, spoke to Dean Best about the growing competition in and the outlook for the industry.

just-food's review of 2013: Food firms eke out growth in down environment

6 Jan 2014

Continued evidence of the global slowdown has meant that food companies faced a year of weak consumer sentiment in 2013. This impacted demand across global markets. The food industry responded by increasingly looking to pockets of growth to maintain sales momentum. Katy Askew takes a look at which categories presented the greatest opportunities to expand the top line in mature markets.

Editor's choice: the highlights on just-food last week

16 Dec 2013

This week saw some significant news come out of the US, with Post Holdings announcing yet more acquisitions, WhiteWave Foods striking a deal to buy organic produce group Earthbound Farm - and the first results of Kellogg's efficiency drive emerging with plans to close plants overseas.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

16 Dec 2013

The first impact of Kellogg's "efficiency and effectiveness programme" emerged this week with news the US food group will close plants in Australia and Canada. Elsewhere, initial findings from a Government-backed report into the UK food supply chain were announced and the EU's food watchdog announced rules on aspartame were "safe".

UK: Gluten-free firm Dr Schar to step up NPD in 2014

9 Dec 2013

Gluten-free firm Dr Schar has set out plans for a "five-fold increase" in product launches in the UK in 2014.

EUROPE: Dr Schar continues roll out of gluten free pasta

25 Sep 2013

Dr Schär, the gluten-free specialist, is introducing an "authentic" line of Italian gluten-free pasta products across a number of European markets.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

3 May 2013

Two UK-based firms were the subject of takeovers this week: R&R Ice Cream, Europe's largest own-label ice cream firm, changed hands after PAI Partners struck a deal to buy the business; and Hain Celestial snapped up UK organic baby food brand Ella's Kitchen.

EUROPE: Dr Schar claims market first with gluten-free quiche

12 Apr 2013

Italy-based gluten-free firm Dr Schär has launched a quiche product in the UK, a first, it claimed, for the category in the country.

UPDATE: US: Gluten-free firm Dr Schar eyes growth in US

9 Jul 2012

European gluten-free food manufacturer Dr Schar plans to grow its business in the US by increasing availability and introducing new products to the market.

US: Dr Schar opens first US manufacturing site

9 Jul 2012

Gluten-free food manufacturer Dr Schar has opened its first manufacturing facility in the US.

Quote, unquote: just-food's week in words

5 Aug 2011

This week, Kraft announced plans to split the company in two, while speculation continued that Unilever might sell-off its food division. Meanwhile, Premier Foods booked what it described as a "poor" first-half and Smart Balance acquired gluten-free manufacturer Glutino. Here's the best of what was said this week:

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