NIGERIA – GB Foods, a prominent culinary and global manufacturing company, has emerged as a key supporter of Nigeria’s food security initiatives, ensuring sustainable access to food resources.
The organization marked its 50th anniversary in Lagos under the theme ‘Cooking Together: A Delicious Future for Nigeria and Africa,’ reiterating its unwavering commitment to the nation’s food security goals.
The roots of GB Foods in Africa date back to 1973 when it established its first factory in Nigeria.
Today, the company operates in 38 African countries, boasting a workforce of over 5,000 employees and producing a diverse range of food products, including mayonnaise, tomato paste, bouillon cubes, and pasta.
Vicenç Bosch, CEO of GB Foods Africa, emphasized the company’s dedication to the continent and its people.
He underscored GB Foods’ commitment to impact communities positively by creating jobs, fostering growth, and improving lives.
“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,” Bosch stated.
The anniversary celebration attracted esteemed personalities, government officials, and industry leaders, including Juan Ignacio Sell, Spain’s ambassador 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 emphasized 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.
As part of its commitment, 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.
In an environmentally conscious move, GB Foods unveiled plans to transition its Nigerian factories to solar power by 2024, aligning with global efforts towards eco-friendly manufacturing.
The company’s commitment to transparency, social responsibility, and operational excellence across Africa earned a commendation from Ambassador Juan Ignacio Sell.
Earlier this year, Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu declared a state of emergency on food security, emphasizing the need for improved agricultural infrastructure.
This aligned with GB Foods’ efforts to support Nigeria’s food security drive by creating jobs, producing affordable and healthy foods, and adopting sustainable practices in manufacturing.
“As Nigeria strives to become a major food producer, GB Foods stands as a key ally in achieving this transformative vision, contributing to increased agricultural productivity and enhanced food security for the nation and the region.”
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