Wellness Foods

Wellness Foods provides most of the big supermarkets with own-label prepared fruit, freshly squeezed juice, smoothies and fresh-fruit desserts. This year the Surrey group agreed to sell luxury granola maker Dorset Cereals to Associated British Foods and sell Rowse Honey to Ireland’s Valeo Foods, for undisclosed sums. Founded in 2005, Wellness Foods is majority-owned by the Irish entrepreneurs JP McManus, 63, John Magnier, 66, and Dermot Desmond, 64.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank113
CompanyWellness Foods
ActivityHealth food manufacturer
LocationSurrey
Sales £m239.1
Operating profit £m10.3
Main shareholdersErbium Capital (72%), Bank of Ireland (13%), others (15%)
Staff1,494
Founded2005
Websitewww.wellnessfoods.co.uk

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