Clean eating chain Naked Deli has opened its first venture outside the North East of England – at Glasgow Airport.
Founded in 2014 by Kirstie Kimmins and cousins Chris and Ian Jones, Naked Deli has four stores in the North East. The deal to open at Glasgow follows a successful 12 months of trading at Newcastle Airport.
Naked Deli Glasgow, which is based in the main departures area of the airport, is expected to support eight jobs locally and a further four at the company’s base in Gosforth.
The new outlet will offer a range of grab-and-go options for customers. Its menus cater for specialist diets, with vegan, dairy free and gluten-free options. Environmental awareness is also a priority for the brand.
Denise Gilmour, head of retail at Glasgow Airport, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Naked Deli to the airport. It’s a fantastic brand and I’m positive the company’s ‘clean, healthy and nutritious’ ethos on clean eating and food provenance will be very popular with our passengers.
“I was also really impressed with Naked Deli’s commitment to ensuring all of the products on offer at the airport venue will use bio-degradable packaging.
“As a responsible business, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and we do this by working with our catering partners to offer a number of re-usable and recyclable solutions as part of our own drive to reduce waste at the airport.”