Gluten and wheat-free product supplier Nutrition Point has announced its name has changed to Dr Schär UK.

The firm, based in Thelwall, Warrington, is taking on the name of its parent company as it aims to diversify into new sectors of the gluten-free market.

As part of this expansion Dietary Specials, a Nutrition Point brand, recently launched a gluten-free foodservice range, including rolls, bread, biscuits, sausage rolls and multi-purpose flour mix.

By working more closely with its Dr Schär colleagues overseas, the firm said it will be able to focus more on sharing best practice, “developing a global view of trends and innovation, and developing exciting new products which continue to drive the UK gluten free sector forward”.

“Nutrition Point has been part of the Dr Schär group for more than a decade, and it’s a logical step for our name to change to reflect this,” commented MD Bob Trice.

“It’s a tremendously exciting time for us. We’ve just launched our gluten free foodservice range under our DS-gluten free brand, which has opened up a whole new revenue stream for the company.

“It has also helped us to engage restaurateurs and other catering professionals to help them see the massive potential audience they could be welcoming through their doors by making a few small changes to their menu.”

The Dr Schär Group employs more than 400 people across Europe, including in its three gluten-free food manufacturing sites in Italy and Germany.

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