22 Top Popular Food Companies in Nigeria


22 Top Popular Food Companies in Nigeria

Food business is certainly one business that will never go out of fashion because people will always eat. There are scores of companies involved in the production of distribution of food products in Nigeria with many of these companies operating different business models.

The food we eat is a very necessary agricultural item and a part of our daily lives, making it a popular product to manufacture. There are food processing companies involved in the process of ensuring that these raw agricultural farm produce are processed into edible items which is then distributed for consumption. This commodity manufacturing business has been a tremendously profitable enterprise for everybody who has tried their hand at it.

At this time, Nigeria has a large number of food manufacturers spread across the country, all of which produce different or similar food products. In this article, we will present to you the most well­ known food manufacturing companies in Nigeria and some of their popular products.


Best Food Manufacturing Companies in Nigeria

The following are registered food processing companies in Nigeria today with license to operate in the country:



Nestle Nigeria is a top­notch food company based in Lagos, Nigeria. The company is one of Africa’s leading food and beverage producers, which comes as no surprise. It has been known to exist for around 57 years. The company’s headquarters are in Lagos, Nigeria, while its primary factory is at Agbara Industrial Estate in Ogun State. Cerelac, nutrend, Golden morn, NAN, Lactogen, Milo are some of the food brands it is renowned for producing.



Flour Mill of Nigeria (FMN) is one of the largest food production companies in the country. The country was incorporated in September 1960 as a private limited liability company. In 1978, FMN became a public limited liability company and its shares were subsequently listed on The Nigerian Stock Exchange. The vision of the company is to become the nation’s leading food business company. FMN is involved in agriculture, livestock feed and pasta manufacturing. The company has over twelve thousand full and part time employees.  FMN uses locally sourced materials to develop and produce unique consumer products for local markets.

Currently, the Apapa Milling Complex has a rated capacity of over 8,000 metric tons per day making it one of the largest single site mills in the world, they use the best milling machine coolant so them being suffienct  makes total sense.

The mills are manned by a team of highly trained and skilled professionals working at a high level of efficiency attested to by our ISO 9001:2008
our manufacturing
accreditation recognizing that our facilities are world class and operate within an internationally recognized Quality System.



The Coca­cola Company is a company that produces beverages and drinks. Coca­Cola Firm is a multinational beverage company headquartered in the United States of America. The company’s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. It was founded by John Stitch Pe in 1886. The Coca­Cola Company of Nigeria is one of the company’s major bottlers in the globe. In Nigeria, the Coca­Cola Company is so ubiquitous that many people refer to other carbonated drinks that aren’t made by the firm as “coke.”



Flour mills of Nigeria are an agribusiness enterprise founded by George S. Coumantaros in 1960. It was founded in 1962 and specializes in flour milling, cement making, pasta production, and fertilizer importation, mixing, distribution, and sale. Its headquarters is at Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos state.



Envoy Oil Industries Limited is another prominent indigenous food company. The company was established in March 1998 and there are other divisions apart from the food industries. These include chemical industries, Bureau De Change, Transport and Logistics as well as Import & Export subsidiaries.

The food division is involved in the production, extraction and processing of varied range of vegetable oil products.

The company is known for its focus on intensive research, development and studies on consumers’ expectation, requirement and satisfaction. Some of its products Vegetable Oils
products include Envoy Pure as well as the popular Niger Hard Laundry Bar / Tablet Soap / Toilet Soap



Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote formed the Dangote group of companies, which is an international conglomerate. It is well­known for producing food and a variety of other necessities for survival. The company’s headquarters are in Lagos, Nigeria. Cement, sugar, salt, steel, oil and gas, flour, and other items are among them.



Dansa Foods Limited is a food manufacturing company based in Lagos, Nigeria. The company is a popular and fast ­growing one. It was founded in 1994. It is also a Dangote group company. Its headquarters are in the Nigerian state of Lagos. It primarily focuses on the manufacturing of high ­quality juices.



Cadbury was established in the 1950s as an operation to source cocoa beans from Nigeria and as a precursor to enable the company’s founders to tap opportunities for serving the local consumer-market with world-famous, Cadbury-branded products.

In 1976, Cadbury became a publicly listed company with shares traded locally on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Cadbury Nigeria is known for its flagship product Bournvita . The company was initially importing the beverage and repacking it locally at its current site at Agidingbi in Ikeja. Agidingbi in Ikeja.

Currently, Cadbury Bournvita is the market leader in the Food Drinks category. Apart from Bournvita, Cadbury also produces the likes of Tom Tom which was introduced in 1970. The candy has three variants: Classic, HoneyLemon and Strawberry. Other products include Trebor Buttermint which is also a candy with the double pleasure of butter and mint.

In 2012, the company expanded its product categories in Nigeria when it launched Tang, the global leader in powdered beverages.

The cocoa powder used by Cadbury is supplied by Stanmark Cocoa Processing Company Limited which is also owned by the company. Currently, Cadbury Nigeria employs over 1,000 people



Unilever Nigeria is another top food manufacturing/processing company that specializes in the production and distribution of food, culinary components, and various personal care goods. They are also one of the highest paying food manufacturing companies in Nigeria. 

Robert Hesketh Leverhulme founded the company in 1923 and it used to be mostly involved in soap production. Its current headquarters are in Lagos, Nigeria.



Chi Limited was founded in 1980 and is a well­ known manufacturer of consumer items such as dairy, snacks, and beverages. The Coca­Cola Company owns it, and the company’s headquarters are in Lagos.



Dufil Prima foods is the popular food manufacturer of everyone’s favorite indomie. It was founded in Rivers State in 2001. In modern times, Dufil premier foods has established the well­ known Minimie chinchin and has other food items bearing her name, such as spaghetti and semolina. Its headquarters is in Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria.



Beloxxi Industries, with its headquarters in Ogun State, Nigeria, is well­known for producing and selling high quality biscuits to the general public. This food processing company also has other commodity it produces.



In 1999, Leventis Foods, a well­known food production firm, was founded. Its headquarters is at Lagos. In 2001, it formally commenced operations. Leventis is largely concerned with and well known for dealing with a wide range of baked goods such as bread, snacks, and other baked goods. Val­u bread and meaty sausage roll are two of the company’s most popular items.



Honeyland Foods Limited is a company that specializes in the production of honey. The company began operations in 1996 and is a food production firm. The company’s headquarters is at Ketu, Lagos State, Nigeria. Natural juices are also their well­ known product.



Rite foods limited has become well ­known as a result of its aggressive marketing of bigi carbonated drinks. Other food items include sausages, energy drinks, and so forth. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in the Nigerian state of Lagos.



Tyson Foods is another well-known food manufacturing company that specializes in chicken, beef, hog, and other meats. It also covers cooked foods. It was founded in 2016 and has had rapid growth since then to be listed among Nigeria’s best food companies.



Envoy oil is well ­known for producing and selling basic culinary oils such vegetable oil, palm oil, and soyabean oil, among others. Its headquarters are in Onitsha, Nigeria’s Anambra state.



PepsiCo was founded in 1898 in North Carolina and is well known for its food and beverage manufacturing. It is known to be the world’s second largest food and beverage manufacturer. Its products are widely used in Nigeria, and it also operates in over 200 countries across the world.



Viju industries Nigeria limited is a food company based in Nigeria. This is a well known manufacturer of excellent milk drink goods. It is also well known for making Mr.V water. Apart from that, it also manufactures biscuits and tomato paste. Viju industries headquarters is also located in Lagos state. These are only a few of Nigeria’s popular food manufacturing enterprises.  There are a plethora of others. This list was ranked not in any particular order of importance, but rather on the basis of popular impression.



United Africa Company is abbreviated as UAC Foods. It was founded in 1931, and its headquarters is located in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC Foods makes a wide range of products, including Supreme ice cream, sausage buns, and cake. They also make Grand Oil, Grand Cereal, and Vital Poultry Feed.



Deli Foods is one of Nigeria’s most well-known food manufacturers. It was founded in 1998 and started operating in 1999. Its headquarters are in the Nigerian state of Lagos. Biscuits and sweets are well known products.



Honeywell is a multinational corporation with presence in Nigeria. It is one of Nigeria’s most well known food manufacturing brands. Dr. Oba Otudeko founded the organization in 1972. Flour, wheat, noodles, and pasta are the company’s main products. Its headquarters is in Lagos.

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