GB Foods, a leading culinary and global manufacturing company, is supporting Nigeria’s food security drive by ensuring sustainable food access.
The organisation recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in Lagos, themed ‘Cooking Together: A Delicious Future for Nigeria and Africa,’ to retirate its commitment to the country’s food security quest.
“The company’s African journey began in 1973 when it established its first factory in Nigeria,” a statement said
Today, GB Foods operates in 38 African countries, employing over 5,000 people and producing a diverse range of food products, including mayonnaise, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, and pasta,” it added.
Vicenç Bosch, CEO of GB Foods Africa, emphasised the company’s commitment to Africa and its people, stating that GB Foods is dedicated to impacting communities by creating jobs, fostering growth, and improving lives.
He continued, “We believe in sustainable growth that benefits our shareholders and the communities we serve. Our focus is on producing affordable, healthy foods tailored to local tastes while expanding local agriculture and creating more African jobs.”
The anniversary event hosted esteemed personalities, government officials, and industry leaders, including Juan Ignacio Sell, ambassador of Spain to Nigeria, and representatives from various Nigerian agencies and departments.
Vincent Egbe, managing director of GB Foods Nigeria, highlighted the company’s initial vision to provide high-quality, affordable food to African consumers.
He stressed the importance of collaboration with partners to build a robust food industry in Africa, aiming for a sustainable food system that contributes to economic growth and development.
During the event, GB Foods announced the launch of larger, more affordable 3.2L jars for its Bama and Jago mayonnaise brands, catering to the bulk-buying habits of African consumers, especially low-income families.
Additionally, the company revealed plans to transition its Nigerian factories to solar power by 2024, marking a significant step towards eco-friendly manufacturing.
Sell commended GB Foods for its long-term commitment to transparent dialogue, social responsibility, and excellence in its operations across Africa.