TheVeganKind Supermarket has just relocated into a new 35,000sqft base in Glasgow. The new headquarters include what we believe is possibly the biggest fridge in the world dedicated solely to retailing vegan goods. The move comes as a result of soaring sales throughout lockdown.
The 2,145 sq ft space will allow TVK to hold stock of up to 100,000 chilled vegan products at any one time.
This is the second time in just two years when the company has had to upgrade to bigger premises. In December 2018 TheVeganKind was based in a 3,000sqft warehouse, meaning their new base is over eleven times bigger.
Our company, which is headed by Scott and Karris McCulloch, has also created 21 new jobs to cope with growing demand, including 8 full time and 8 part-time warehouse contracts, 3 additional customer service staff, a Creative Content Designer and a Financial Director position.
Scott McCulloch said: “Like most companies around the UK, there was no way we could have predicted the impact that Covid-19 was going to have on our business. But fortunately for us, it’s allowed us to grow much quicker than we ever thought possible.
“We didn’t plan on moving warehouse again so quickly after our last move, but after forecasting the festive period, we quickly realised that the business couldn’t have coped with any more increased demand in its current premises.
“The new warehouse is huge and will allow us to process so many more orders. We don’t plan on moving now for the next five years at least – but never say never!
“It’s been all hands on deck and the entire team have been working tirelessly to pack orders, move sites, and launch our new recipe site, all whilst prioritising the health and safety restrictions brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ve been busy to say the least, and amongst all of this we’re really happy to have been able to create 21 new jobs in Glasgow.”
Karris and Scott launched TheVeganKind from their living room table in 2013 after struggling to find easily accessible vegan options on the high street – with an idea for a monthly subscription box that would make the transition to a vegan lifestyle much easier.
Since March, we have shipped over 70,000 orders to plant-based consumers across the UK, and we are forecasting an annual turnover of almost £6,000,000. Most recently, we launched a brand-new vegan recipe site in collaboration with popular vegan chef Gaz Oakley.
TheVeganKind Recipes features a huge range of recipes for delicious and healthy meals made with plant-based meats and vegan ingredients – from juicy burgers and succulent steaks to decadent cakes and desserts.
Over the next 12-24 months, we are planning a rebranding and launching our own range of vegan ready meals.