Gotham Greens Expands Greenhouse Footprint in Key United States Markets; Viraj Puri Discusses
NEW YORK, NY - A substantial greenhouse expansion is in the works as Gotham Greens unveils its latest blueprint for growth in the sector. With an already vast network of high-tech hydroponic greenhouses in North America, the purveyor announced it will double the size of its greenhouse capacity from 600,000 square feet to over 1.2 million square feet in 2022. The ambitious expansion includes new, state-of-the-art facilities in Seagoville, Texas; Monroe, Georgia; and Windsor, Colorado; as well as the expansion of its existing greenhouses in Chicago and Providence, Rhode Island.
“Gotham Greens is incredibly excited to further expand our greenhouse operations across the country, including to the South for the very first time,” said Viraj Puri, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Building on the continued growth and momentum that Gotham Greens has sustained over the past several years, we are proud to bring our national brand of sustainably grown salad greens and herbs, plus our versatile, plant-based dressings, dips, and cooking sauces, to more consumers across the country and expand our retail and foodservice distribution in existing markets. Our goal is to deliver Gotham Greens’ fresh produce within a day’s drive from our greenhouses to 90 percent of consumers across the United States, and these strategic greenhouse expansion projects bring us closer to this milestone.”
The new greenhouses will allow Gotham Greens to continue serving many of the nation’s largest grocery retailers. Upon completion of the new facilities, the purveyor will own and operate 12 high-tech, climate-controlled hydroponic greenhouses across eight states, joining its existing greenhouse network in New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, Illinois, Colorado, and California.
The company has achieved 28 percent year-over-year growth, according to a press release, and strategic expansions have led the supplier to continuously grow its retail partnerships with key accounts such as Whole Foods Market, The Kroger Co., Albertsons Companies, Sprouts Farmers Market, and more.
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With this expansion underway, how will Gotham Greens strengthen its hold on the fresh produce sector next? Keep reading ANUK to find out.