Destiny Foods, the Manchester-based foodservice patisserie firm and distributer, has expanded its core product range by 20%.
The company has officially opened its new 30,000sq ft warehouse, which it announced in December.
The new premises has allowed the company to introduce a range of new product lines, including ‘made without gluten’ artisan breads and savoury products. Destiny Foods also acts as the exclusive UK supplier of the Spanish sourdough range.
Richard Watts, managing director of Destiny Foods, said: “Expanding our premises has given us the capacity to increase our product portfolio and add lines that provide a real point of difference.
“A rising number of consumers require made without gluten products and we want them to enjoy their favourite desserts without compromising on taste and quality. Incorporating new bread and savoury ranges also allows us to diversify our offering and meet the varied needs of our customers.
“The way our business has expanded in recent years is a real achievement and I’m incredibly proud of my team.”
Councillor for Gorton North, John Hughes, added: “It’s brilliant to see a local business expanding and supporting the local economy.
“A substantial proportion of Destiny Foods’ employees are local people and it is evident that the team has a great working relationship. I wish them every success as they continue to grow their business across the UK.”
Destiny Foods has invested over £2million in state-of-the-art equipment over the past two years, including a new fleet of multi-temperature vehicles and a 27 tonne multi-temperature truck.
The business achieved a turnover of £13million in 2015 and works with over 1,370 national clients across international hotel groups, national restaurant chains, stadia, breweries, travel and independent catering sectors.
Destiny Foods currently employs 155 people. Expert pastry chefs make its portfolio of over 500 product lines by hand.