Australia’s Garlo’s Pies announces expansion plans
Garlo’s Pies is expanding its Australian production facilities as well as its presence in the US.
Garlo’s Pies was established 15 years by NRL player Sean Garlick with his brother Nathan Garlick. It makes meat pies of all kinds including a kosher meat versions.
The company found its success by starting off small and establishing one bakery in Sydney. After steadily building up a Sydney customer base Coles approached Garlo’s Pies about stocking its product in its supermarkets. Today Garlo’s Pies are available in more than 1, 000 Australian pubs, clubs, schools and supermarkets which include both Coles and IGA.
Garlo’s Pies says it has now outgrown its original production facility and is upgrading to a new 3, 9000 metre squared facility in Kingsgrove, Sydney. The new facility will employee 70 people.
How Garlo’s Pies found success in the US
Internationally, Garlo’s Pies will soon be opening a second store on Hollywood Boulevard. The company opened its first in Los Angeles in 2014 with Nathan Garlick spending two years on location ensuring the site had the right equipment and that staff were properly trained.
Garlo’s Pies recognises that it was not the first company to introduce meat pies to the US but said it created a point of difference by deciding to bake its pies fresh on site daily.
“We’ve made a great effort to ensure that the pies that you buy from our American locations will taste identical to the ones you buy in Australia, or anywhere else around the world,” said Nathan Garlick.
In November 2013 Garlo’s Pies expanded its customer base by deciding to sell a range of kosher pies in Coles and IGA supermarkets. At the time, Sean Garlick said there was a need in the market for kosher pies his company had identified.
“We’re always looking at ways to diversify our products,” he explained. “This increases our reach and offers more people the opportunity to try the unique taste of a Garlo’s Pie,” Garlick said.