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July 23, 2020

UK’s Euro Foods Brands buys The Food Doctor from William Jackson Food Group

UK healthier-for-you brand The Food Doctor has been sold by local bakery business William Jackson Food Group for an undisclosed sum.

By Leonie Barrie

UK healthier-for-you brand The Food Doctor has been sold by local manufacturer William Jackson Food Group to distributor Euro Food Brands for an undisclosed sum.

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London-based The Food Doctor was acquired by bread-to-olive oil supplier William Jackson in 2016. The Food Doctor’s branded product range includes seeds, quinoa, bagels, pitta bread, wraps and snack bars. It was launched in 1999 by nutritionists Ian Marber and Vicki Edgson.

The brand’s new owner, Euro Food Brands, based in Northamptonshire in the English Midlands, is best known as a distributor of major food brands including Reese’s confectionery, Campbell’s soup and Barilla pasta.

In a brief statement sent to just-food, confirming the deal, William Jackson, based in Hessle in north-east England, said: “As a responsible business owner, we must do what is right for our businesses and this sale presents a great opportunity for The Food Doctor. We wish The Food Doctor a very successful future as part of Euro Food Brands.”

William Jackson’s assets include Jackson’s bread, Mediterranean-style oils and snacks business Belazu and organic grocery delivery service Abel & Cole.

just-food has sought comment from Euro Food Brands and The Food Doctor.

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The food and grocery sector thrived during the pandemic, largely due to the shutdown of the food service industry and the sector’s subsequent necessity, panic-induced bulk purchasing, and spending more time at home. The market has grown as a result of inflation. Consumer unwillingness to go out and socialize, and the reopening of several hospitality facilities, helped maintain the demand for groceries, particularly online, in 2021. As consumer behavior changes, we consume more food and drink at home, and inflation increases basket sizes. GlobalData predicts that the sector will continue to hold a higher share than had been predicted prior to the pandemic. This is true despite the fact that the food and grocery sector's share of overall retail will decline from its peak in 2020. This report will discuss market forecasts and key themes in the global food & grocery industry in 2022 and beyond. It covers:
  • Market drivers and inhibitors
  • Five-year forecasts and the impact of COVID-19
  • The performance of the online channel versus offline
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