Social enterprise, Cafédirect, has acquired Bewley’s UK from its parent company, Bewley’s Ireland.
Set up 32 years ago to improve the lives of smallholder farmers and champion better ways of doing business, Cafédirect plc is in the at-home coffee market. Bewley’s UK operates a full-service coffee Roastery in Meltham, Yorkshire, and is an out-of- home supplier, with its GrumpyMule and Eros brands.
The companies have worked together for over 15 years, with the transaction completed on 7 June. Cafédirect plc acquired the entire sharecapital of Bewley’s UK for an undisclosed sum.
John Steel, Cafédirect CEO, said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand our business and deliver our mission at scale. We are very excited and energised to work with Bewley’s UK’s highly talented and committed people, to meet customer needs,build volume and grow our brand presence while increasing impact.”
Jason Doyle, Bewley’s UK & Ire MD, said: “We are delighted to be able to pass on Bewley’s UK to a long-term, trusted partner. We look forward tothis next chapter in Bewley’s and Cafédirect’s special relationship.”
Cafédirect, Grumpy Mule and Eros brands provide opportunities for universities, business & industry, hospitality, retail and wholesalers. The company will expand its range of products for the at-home and out-of- home markets, creating more impact for smallholder farmersthrough its Gold Standard principles.