NIGERIA – Fast food, manufacturing and retail company, FoodCo Nigeria Limited has announced plans to extend its footprints to Lagos with the opening of its first outlet in the state this month.

Speaking on the new store, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Ade Sun-Basorun, said that the decision to extend to Lagos was taken in response to the yearnings of Lagos consumers for convenient, premium shopping and entertainment experience at affordable price.

While revealing the theme of the Lagos outlet debut ‘Lagos Life, Ibadan Price’, Ade stated that the Lekki outlet would continue FoodCo’s rich tradition of providing a modern shopping experience, combining excellent customer service and top quality products.

He said, “The new FoodCo Lekki outlet marks the next phase in our evolution as we bring our model lifestyle malls, incorporating a modern shopping centre, restaurant and premium entertainment to customers in Lekki, Lagos.’’

“With over 37 years of existence, our customers have come to trust the FoodCo brand as a reliable neighbourhood partner, whether it is in satisfying their grocery and other consumer retail needs or as a responsible stakeholder invested in the growth of our host communities.”

Founded in 1982 as a stall for high quality fresh foods, FoodCo has grown to a one-stop-shop for consumer goods including a supermarket division, restaurant chain and bakery.

It is currently the largest supermarket chain in Oyo State and second in the south-west, outside of Lagos, while the restaurant and bakery chain are the biggest and longest running in the city.

Food Co was recently named the Multigenerational Company of the Year at the inaugural Nigerian Business Leadership Awards held in Lagos.

A diversified consumer goods company with interests in retail, quick service restaurants, manufacturing and entertainment ranked among the top 10 supermarket brands in the country by National Consumer Brands.

Food Co manufacturing department produces eight Sunfresh Ice cream variants and five Sunfresh bread variants which according to the Vanguard Nigeria, it’s the most popular bread brand in Ibadan.