Gressingham Foods opens new distribution centre

Gressingham Foods has opened a new £5m distribution centre at its plant in Redgrave, near Diss in Norfolk. 

Citing a 15% growth in duck sales over the past year (Kantar Worldpanel), the increased demand for the protein has led to the business adding the new centre.

The addition means Gressingham can store the majority of products and packaging on site rather than use external storage facilities.

The new 53,600sq ft facility contains a high-efficiency refrigeration plant with multi-temperature chamber design. It also has roof-mounted solar panels to generate electricity for the building.

It is hoped one of the biggest benefits of the new distribution centre will be a reduction in use of HGV vehicles, meaning less wear and tear, traffic and risk of accidents on local roads, as well as shrinking the company’s carbon footprint. There are currently 350 employees based at Gressingham Foods’ Redgrave site.

William Buchanan, managing director, said: “With the growing popularity of duck the new distribution centre is a key investment, securing the future of the site at Redgrave, with the opportunity to expand production of ducks and other poultry in the future.”

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