THE REDWOOD Redwood Wholefood Company is launching a food service division to cater for growing demand for its vegetarian and vegan products from the out of home sector, caterers and food manufacturers.
Redwood currently produces more than 50 different animal-free foods under the Vegideli, Cheezly and Cheatin brands and is the main supplier of vegan foods to the health food trade.
Now the company is making many of its free-from lines available in formats that will specifically allow the out of home sector, caterers and food manufacturers to capitalise on what it sees as the unmet demand for innovative and convenient meat-free foods.
As out of home dining trends continue to grow weve seen a surge in demand for our products, so a foodservice division was the logical next step, said director Lee Rockingham.
According to Mintel, the meat-free and free-from market is expected to grow by 44% to a total of £1.25bn in 2016 http://store.mintel.com/meat-free-and-free-from-food-uk-september-2011-16217.html?cookie_test=true with future potential largely depending on the markets ability to tap into the healthy lifestyle mindset.