VANCOUVER, Canada, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to meet the growing global demand for plant-based foods, Daiya, leading maker of plant-based foods that are dairy, gluten and soy free, today announced the company will move to a larger corporate headquarters and production facility in Burnaby, BC, Canada, just east of Vancouver. The move will allow Daiya to greatly expand strategic operations and accelerate innovation of its signature, plant-based foods, while also significantly increasing the number of new full and part-time positions.
The new facility features a vast 400,000 square foot space that will provide Daiya with enough capacity to generate $1 billion in revenue, and also affords increased space for distribution, warehousing and administrative offices. The company signed a long term lease with Blackwood Partners Management Corporation for the space. The building is BOMA BEST - Level Bronze by the Building Owners and Managers Association of BC, and previously served as a distribution center for The Brick.
"Today's consumers are now embracing plant-based foods as a great-tasting option that promotes a healthier lifestyle," says Terry Tierney, Daiya CEO. "We are expanding to enable our teams to continue to do the work that will further surprise and delight consumers around the world and accommodate our aggressive hiring growth plans over the next 2-5 years. Our new headquarters represents a long-term investment in the future—not only for the Daiya brand but also for plant-based foods overall. Most importantly, it enables us to continue pioneering our delicious plant-based products for every part of the day and bringing the incredible benefits of a plant-forward lifestyle to more people around the globe."
Daiya anticipates beginning product production in the new facility in Q2 of 2019 and estimates completion of the relocation of its employees by midyear 2020.
"Daiya is a forward thinking company that is having a very positive impact on our health and the global environment. We look forward to our partnership with Daiya and to witnessing their future growth and success," commented Bill Rempel, Blackwood Partners VP and general manager.
About Daiya Daiya Foods was founded in 2008 out of a love for food and a commitment to healthy living. Today, as an industry leader and one of the founding members of The Plant Based Food Association, Daiya remains passionate about celebrating delicious food that is dairy, gluten and soy free. Its line of premium plant-based foods, like Burritos, Non-Dairy Frozen Desserts, Greek Yogurt Alternatives, Pizzas, Cheezecakes, Cream Cheeze Style Spreads and wonderful cheese alternatives, including Blocks, Shreds, and Slices are available in the dairy case and freezer aisle. Daiya also recently expanded its offerings to include shelf-stable products like its Cheezy Macs, Cheeze Sauces and Dairy-Free Dressings. Daiya's selection of deliciously plant-based foods can be found in more than 25,000 grocery stores in the U.S., including Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway and Publix, as well as most natural food retailers. Daiya's products are also available internationally in Australia, Sweden, Mexico, Hong Kong, and more. For more information about Daiya, please visit www.daiyafoods.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.