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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
CompanyWellness Foods
ActivityHealth food manufacturer
Sales £m239.1
Operating profit £m10.3
Main shareholdersErbium Capital (72%), Bank of Ireland (13%), others (15%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda