Leeds plant-based ice cream specialist to grow production with seven-figure funding
A Leeds ice cream specialist has announced that it has secured a seven-figure sum to expand within the vegan food sector.
Northern Bloc, which manufactures a range of plant-based ice creams, has received the investment from Mobeus.
The company has seen vegan supermarket sales rise by more than 60 per cent on the previous year.
Northern Bloc will invest the funding in increasing its production capacity, strengthening the team and focusing on brand experience across retail and out of home.
Director Dirk Mischendahl commented: “The appetite for sustainable eating has jumped forward five years, in the space of just one.
“The result of our actions on the planet became very real in 2020, both in terms of the origin of the pandemic and the positive changes that were made to the environment during the global lockdown.
“Plant-based is no longer a dietary requirement, it’s fast becoming a way of life and Northern Bloc is proud to be at the forefront of bold, innovative, amazing tasting products which suit this revolution.
“Entering Veganuary, our aim is to continue to grow our business, building on our strong base in the retail market whilst maintaining our premium offering for the out of home sector.”
Co-director Josh Lee said: “Doing the right thing is at the heart of Northern Bloc, from leading the way in sustainable innovation to supporting our partners and customers.
“Partnering with a responsible investor was fundamental to our growth strategy and we’re delighted to be working with Mobeus, which shares our vision and values.”
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