Timonium, Maryland (August 4, 2020) – In response to an unprecedented surge in demand for its all-natural cereals, Maryland-based Michele’s Granola is expanding their manufacturing capacity by expanding the size of their production team. Currently, the 40-person company bakes about 21,000 pounds of granola and muesli cereal weekly using old-fashioned handmade techniques.
In March, as consumers began increasing their grocery store purchases in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, retailer orders for Michele’s products increased by 50%, and at its peak, online orders through michelesgranola.com quadrupled. To maintain its high quality standards and meet continued customer demand, while also prioritizing the health and safety of its team of 40 who now require greater physical distancing and PPE, the manufacturer added a second shift.
The company is seeking passionate and reliable candidates with commercial kitchen or manufacturing experience for full-time bakery production positions in preparing, baking and packaging granola, as well as a shift supervisor position. Available shifts are Monday through Friday 6:30am-2:30pm, 10am-6pm, and 4pm-12am. Full details and application information are available at on the company’s website.
Founder and owner Michele Tsucalas says, “I founded this brand in 2006 with the belief that real food made in a real way tastes better and is better for the health of people and the planet. I am grateful that during such an uncertain time, demand for our handmade products continues to grow and we are able to create job opportunities for Marylanders as a result.”
The Maryland-based brand was experiencing significant growth before the global pandemic, having expanded it distribution to Whole Foods Market nationwide in 2019, bringing the number of retailers and food service facilities carrying their natural products to more than 1,000.
About Michele’s Granola
Since 2006, Michele’s Granola has been dedicated to making small batch granola from scratch, prepared fresh daily by hand with simple natural, organic and GMO-free ingredients. The company now produces 21,000 pounds of granola each week which is distributed to more than 1,000 natural foods retailers, grocery stores and food service facilities, and is also available online and on Amazon.com. Michele’s is committed to improving nutrition and supporting local food entrepreneurship by donating 1% of all sales to non-profits with a food-based mission. More information at www.michelesgranola.com.
Michele’s Granola Contact:
Lauren Shafer, Business & Marketing Manager