Irish Founded Food And Health Software Solutions Firm Nutritics Acquires Menu Publishing Platform Ten Kites
Nutritics, an Irish founded food and health software solutions firm, has announced the strategic acquisition of Ten Kites, a menu publishing platform that empowers food businesses to publish fully compliant, personalised digital menus across multiple customer touchpoints, including web pages, mobile apps, and digital displays.
The deal, for an undisclosed amount, will enable Nutritics to include the innovative Ten Kites solution as part of its overall software offering, delivering increased value and business benefits to customers across 100 countries.
The acquisition allows Ten Kites to continue their international expansion with access to new market segments across Europe, Middle East, and Australia.
The entity currently employs 50 staff and this number is expected to continue to grow quickly to support further international expansion.
Ten Kites was founded in 2013 by Stuart Wilson to meet a growing need in the sector, the ability to publish accurate and up-to-date allergen information to menu pages.
Wilson aimed to bridge the divide between recipe systems with front-end webpages, in a way that was scalable, reliable, and automated.
Ten Kites now supports some of the UK’s biggest multi-brand groups across casual dining, pubs, bars, and restaurant groups, including TGI Fridays, Fullers Pubs, Shepherd Neame, Carluccios, and Wagamama, with thousands of sites reliant on their automated solutions.
Prior to Ten Kites, Wilson founded StarLogic (and developed StarChef) in 1995, which sold in 2010.
The Nutritics Food and Nutritics Health software solutions are used in over 100 countries by a wide range of food businesses and health, sport, and education professionals.
Nutritics Food provides menu management and food labelling solutions for multi-site foodservice operators, caterers, and hospitality sector leaders.
Nutritics is currently the only company in the world to have been awarded the Gold Standard Recipe Calculation Accreditation by the European Food Information Resource (EUROFIR).
Nutritics Food clients include LEON, Aramark, and Starbucks.
Nutritics Health is used by NHS, Public Health England, and Manchester City FC, alongside over 90% of all third-level universities in Britain.
Commenting on the acquisition, Stephen Nolan, managing director of Nutritics said; "Ten Kites represents the very best in UK food industry innovation. We are delighted to be able to complete this significant acquisition and start to bring their remarkable technology to our customers worldwide as we continue to scale internationally."
Stuart Wilson, CEO of Ten Kites commented; “We are extremely pleased to join forces with Nutritics. They, like us, have a culture of collaboration, innovation, and service. Our strategic focus is to bring the Ten Kites solution to new international markets. This is the next step in our journey - one that opens up new opportunities for our brand, both at home and abroad. Ten Kites will continue to serve its customers and partners with the same level of collaboration and support, while also growing our reach in overseas markets, with support from Nutritics.”
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