Food Producer Expansion – Gran Grans Foods Launches New Artisan Pantry Gran Gran’s Food Pantry Post Office Pivot
Gran Gran’s, the popular food producer is undergoing a growth that will see it expand into a new premises in Galway, as well as open a new artisan food pantry and bakery.
The food producer, which is located in Loughrea is owned by Nigel and Magaly Murray, who has used the months of the Covid-19 pandemic to make some significant changes to the business by a rapid expansion into a newly renovated local Post Office building, located in Kilcolgan, Galway, which is significant for regeneration and employment in the area.
Nigel and Magaly both worked in the hospitality industry and after launching Peru’s first Irish Pub “Murphy’s” they returned home and founded Gran Gran’s in 2014, it was the next natural step in their culinary journey for this husband and wife team. Gran Gran’s make small batch products, with that “taste of home”. Their ever-growing range includes, Preserves, Relishes, Dressings, Dips, Infused Oils, and Seafood Sauces which are Gluten Free and Vegan Friendly.
“We remain true to the core values that have defined Gran Gran’s since the very beginning: making fresh food by hand and from scratch using homegrown or locally sourced ingredients’’ commented Magaly.
Keeping up with supply to the 300 outlets that stock the best selling brand was a struggle, their manufacturing kitchen, located at their home in Galway was not sufficient for the increase in sales during the pandemic – ‘’Shoppers wanted locally produced foods, we were lucky in that Aldi were one of our main stockists, that put us at the forefront of shop floors, and customers wanted to try out our entire range, most shops now report sell outs of nearly all our products within hours’’ said Magaly.
Gran Gran’s Pantry will stock Irish suppliers including generational oyster farmers Kelly’s Oysters, Kylemore Cheese, Burren Smoked Salmon, the award- winning Hazel Mountain Chocolate and many more, including gifts, Irish craft and design.
The new shop will host an official opening on June 11th, check out www.grangransfoods.ie for more information. The new Pantry is open 7 days a week from Monday – Sunday. 9.30am – 5pm.