The UK's 'Free From' market is valued at ï¿½740m and has grown by 27% in the last year.
New data on the UK Gluten Free market shows that market growth is being driven by a number of factors including greater awareness and diagnosis of food allergies, the desire for a healthy lifestyle and increased availability of gluten free foods, brands and solutions.
In Ireland this category has also experienced significant growth in recent years with the increased awareness and diagnosis of coeliac disease. The proliferation of consumers aspiring to healthier lifestyles has also contributed to market growth. Health for many people is now more about a natural and balanced food intake rather than "diets" and calorie control and this is driving market growth.
Juvela is a leading Gluten Free brand in both retail and pharmacy channels in Ireland. They provide a range of high quality long life breads, rolls, biscuits, crispbreads, baking mixes, breakfast cereals and pastas.
Juvela were delighted to win gold, silver and bronze awards at the inaugural FreeFrom Food Awards Ireland for their gluten free rolls and baking mixes. The FreeFrom Foods Awards launched in Ireland in 2016, with over 90 brands and over 300 entries taking part in the awards.
When it comes to baking, whether it is basic bread or cakes, or indeed if you are cooking for a special occasion, Juvela is sure to have a recipe to suit your every need.
Juvela's dedicated customer care team is available every week day to share their knowledge and expertise and answer any queries consumers may have about their products, recipes and a gluten-free diet.
SHS Sales & Marketing have been working with Juvela in Ireland for more than a decade and manage the retail sales and supply in the multiple, convenience and foodservice sectors.
"We are keen to build on the success SHS Sales and Marketing has achieved for the Juvela brand in Ireland. The holistic approach which covers not only resource but key market insights; consumer, shopper and trade has paid dividends. We are confident that this expertise and knowledge will continue to grow distribution and sales within the retail and pharmacy channels."
- Orla Kieran, Sales & Marketing Manager Ireland