New Mexico Food Distributors Inc. plans to enter the retail tortilla market by spring, Albuquerque Business First reports.
Although the company has some chile products and other foods in stores already, the bulk of its business comes from working with outside customers and preparing foods for major distributors and institutional clients.
But majority partner Larry Gutierrez told the Albuquerque Journal that it was time to make what he called a “really good, home-style New Mexico tortilla” and sell it to the general public.
Gutierrez said the move could boost revenue by as much as 75 percent, and New Mexico Food is expanding its operations accordingly. It intends to build a bakery inside a 30,000-s.f. space near Jefferson and Masthead NE. It has a 50,000-s.f. production facility near the Albuquerque Sunport.