UK brand Gosh! Food has announced that it is investing £5 million in a new manufacturing facility, as it seeks to grow its vegan and free-from food operation.
The Milton Keynes-based company says that it plans to open its second factory early in 2021, with up to 25 new manufacturing jobs expected to be created.
Like the brand’s existing production site, the new 17,000 square foot facility will be completely allergen-free.
According to Gosh! Food, the second site will provide it with the opportunity to expand its offering and to move into new categories, as well as help it to meet consumer demand.
“We believe strongly that food should be as natural as possible and have a brand that prides itself on offering high-quality, great-tasting and perfectly natural products,” said Gosh! Food 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 support retailers in improving the way we eat.
“We’re also excited about the opportunities that expanding to a second site presents in creating new jobs in an exceptionally difficult economic time.”
Gosh! Food has also appointed Jahangir Khan, former innovation and category controller at Charlie Bigham’s, as its first senior category manager.
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