Gosh! Food has announced an investment of £4.5 million in a second manufacturing facility in an effort to grow its vegan and free-from selection.
UK-based vegan and free-from food company Gosh! Food has announced its £4.5 million investment in a new manufacturing facility to grow its vegan and free-from operations.
The new factory set to be 17,000 sq ft in area and will open its doors early next year. It will also allergen-free like the primary facility and expected to create 25 new manufacturing jobs in the local area.
Gosh! revealed the reason behind doing so is to not only keep up with the growing demand for plant-based products but also be able to expand its range and move into new categories of vegan foods.
“We believe strongly that food should be as natural as possible. And it have a brand that prides itself on offering high-quality, great-tasting, and perfectly natural products,” said Gosh! CEO Jane Rayner.
“With 45% of grocery shoppers either following or considering a plant-based diet, demand for plant-based products has grown significantly. We look forward to being able to continue to grow our capacity to meet demand. And to support retailers in improving the way we eat.
“We’re also excited about the opportunities. That are expanding to a second site presents in creating new jobs in an exceptionally difficult economic time.”
Other companies keeping up with the demand are The Meatless Farm, which expanded to Australia, in May after seeing success in the US. At the same time, Beyond Meat decided to enlarge their facilities to the Netherlands to keep up.