Exciting Year Ahead Nutrition Point Becomes Dr Schr Uk

Tuesday, 01 March 2011

Leading gluten and wheat free supplier, Nutrition Point, has announced the change of its company name to Dr. Schär UK - and is promising an exciting year ahead for the company.

Nutrition Point, which has been based in Thelwall, Warrington, for more than 13 years, is changing its name to match that of its parent company, Dr. Schär, at a time when the business is diversifying into new sectors of the gluten free market.

Bob Trice, Managing Director, said:  "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.

"The company has a strong focus on innovation, quality, research and development. It provides great-tasting gluten free foods which are sold globally and are developed by consumer driven research - qualities we've been renowned for as Nutrition Point for many years."

Working more closely with Dr. Schär colleagues overseas will also mean that the company is able to give a greater focus to 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.

Mr Trice added: "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.

"Although we can't say too much now, there are other plans in the pipeline which I'm certain will make people sit up and look at the gluten free market very differently."

Dr. Schär Group, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, employs more than 400 people across Europe, including in its three gluten free food manufacturing sites in Italy and Germany.

For more information on Dr. Schär UK, please contact 01925 865100.






Notes to editors:

  • Dr. Schär UK is the UK division of the European company Dr. Schär, market leader and pioneer in the gluten free food sector, drawing on the company's 30 year global heritage
  • Dr. Schär aims to be the leading food specialist for particular dietary and nutritional needs in Europe and America
  • The company was established to distribute and market gluten and wheat free products and remains committed to making gluten and wheat free food as convenient and tasty as mainstream foods
  • Its Dietary Specials (DS-gluten free) range is brand leader in the retail sector and its Glutafin brand is a leading brand in the healthcare channel.
  • The company is also responsible for the marketing and distribution of the TRUfree brand in retail
  • Since 1998 the Warrington based team has been working closely with the loyal DS-gluten free customer base to develop a superb product range including ambient, frozen and chilled foods


  • Dr. Schär products cater for those with coeliac disease and wheat or gluten allergies or intolerances, and are also suitable for those who choose a gluten or wheat free diet for lifestyle reasons