A KINGSWINFORD based health food chain is doubling its warehouse and manufacturing capabilities as it continues its rapid expansion.

Formed in January 2013 by Nick Shutts and Nigel Morris, Grape Tree already occupies almost 34,000 sq ft on the Multipark Pensnett Estate.

Now the business is taking on a further 33,755 sq ft to double its capacity to almost 68,000 sq ft.

Dudley News: The Grape Tree premises on the Multipark Pensnett EstateThe Grape Tree premises on the Multipark Pensnett Estate (Image: LCP)

The Grape Tree brand now boasts more than 140 stores nationwide plus an online delivery service.

Nigel Morris, of JG Foods Limited, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding our warehouse and manufacturing operations in the Midlands.

“The business is growing at a pace of two new shops each month and the bigger premises at Multipark Pensnett will allow us greater storage and distribution capacity. Being centrally located allows us to provide the best support to our retail arm and that of our customers.”

David Charlton, director and LCP asset manager at Multipark Pensnett, said: “We're delighted by Grape Tree's national success and proud to have played a part in its significant expansion at Multipark Pensnett, where the business first took root.”