Leyburn gluten-free bakery expands with Ocado range

A Leyburn gluten-free bakery business has expanded its production and is now stocking a range of their gluten-free products on the popular online supermarket site Ocado.

Gluten Free Kitchen offers a range of produce including cakes, ready to roll pastry and pies.

The company is now expanding into online retailers and has just launched on Ocado in an effort to distribute their products across the UK.

The company currently stock a range of scones, ready to roll shortcrust and sweet pastry, tarts, crumble and cakes through Ocado.

They hope to stock a range of different flavoured cake muffins and further seasonal products in the future with past seasonal offerings including a gluten-free simnel cake.

Dave Fleming, owner of Gluten-Free Kitchen, said: “Due to the huge rise in demand and growth in the online market, we quickly realised Ocado were cementing their presence even more.

“We recognised that their knowledge and expertise, plus their established working practices put them in the forefront in relation to home delivery.”

Ocado is one of the biggest online supermarkets in the UK, delivering to over 745,000 customers across the country.

Dave added: “We have been impressed by the response from customers who have contacted us because of purchasing our products from Ocado.

“Our focus has always been on making customers more aware of our existence and since the launch, we are clearly achieving greater recognition.”

The bakery has been operating for 18 years and is currently producing bakes from its Leyburn factory.

As well as their gluten-free offerings they also sell wheat free, soya free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

Many of their products have won awards in national competitions as well as the BBC Good Food Awards.

Speaking about the effects of the pandemic, Dave said: “We have not stopped throughout this difficult time and we have had to increase our staff numbers to cope with increased demand.”

Independent retailers have also increased their stocks of the range including Campbell’s of Leyburn.

To find out more about The Gluten-Free Kitchen and its range of products visit their website here.