Lunya to boost capacity for Spanish imports
Lunya, which claims to be the UK’s first Catalonian delicatessen and restaurant, is opening a warehouse on the Wirral next month so it can import products directly from Spain for its growing business.
The five-year-old company, owned by husband and wife Peter and Elaine Kinsella, has a branch in the heart of Liverpool city centre, in Liverpool One, and another in Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester.
The couple have ambitions to open in Birmingham in the next 18 months to two years, and either a second Manchester or Liverpool site before.
The two existing branches operate as both delicatessens and restaurants. Lunya also sells food online online. Its shop range includes food-to-go, baked goods and dips and salads which it currently sources through specialist suppliers.
The Kinsellas expect the Woodside warehouse will enable it to negotiate more favourable prices for Spanish produce such as the Piparras it sells from the San Sebastian market.
The 3,000 sq ft warehouse, including a 1,000sq ft mezzanine, will have a kitchen so it can make a wider range of baked goods, salads and dips and food to go for the delicatessens.