The establishment of these services near the Port of New Orleans fills a tremendous gap in the region’s ecosystem for this sector. In the past, the local food companies were forced to leave the market to access these types of services and there are now resources to stay in market and begin to scale their production. This new development aligns with the goals of the Greater New Orleans Food & Beverage Group, a community of food and beverage brands in the Greater New Orleans area working together to share experiences, resources, and best practices.
“This facility fills a growing need for the region’s food manufacturing sector,” said Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “Fresh Food Factor will ensure that growing companies have access to co-packing services that are currently difficult to find locally. These offerings will also allow brands from around the world to take better advantage of our world-class logistics infrastructure as goods flow into and out of local port, rail, land, and air facilities.”
“I am so proud of the team at Fresh Food Factor for seeking new and creative ways to help fund our many human service programs,” said Voris Vigee, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana President and CEO. “Not only are we helping local companies like Brass Roots grow and expand, but we are helping ensure that Volunteers of America continues to be on hand for the many people we serve each year through-out various programs.”