The repackaging of food items on a small scale is a profitable business venture will give good return on investment.
In fact, it’s a business you will never regret why you invested your time and money because; you will surely be smiling to the bank.
The business involves buying raw food like rice, Garri,beans, Dried Cryafish,dried pepper in bulk then package them in to small quantity for sell at retail prices.
Where to buy food items at whole sales prices
Below are some locations in Lagos/ Nigeria where you can get these food items to buy at whole sales prices.
1. Ogba market
2. Shomolu market
3. Mile12 market
4. Oyingbo market
5. Ile-epo market
Â Also you can do your own research to know villages in Nigeria where you can go to buy these food items from farms directly at a very cheap price.
Requirement for starting repackaging business.
This is where you will install your equipment/machinery, carry out repackaging operations and also keep your raw materials.
Â You can either use a room, shop, your garage or build a small factory house if you can afford it.
But let the place be very hygienic and well ventilated.
List Of Packaging Equipment Needed
a. A Dispenser
b. An Industrial sealing machine fitted to a table
c. Nylon for packaging.
f.Cartons for final packaging.
g. Power generator (between 2-5kva) is needed to power machines and other electrical equipment.
Process for repackaging food stuffs.
1.The food items say rice is poured in to the mild steel dispenser.
2.ÂHold a packaging nylon bag directly to the discharging point of the dispenser to feed in the product.
3. After filling the bag take the product to the scale for weighing and take note of the weight in kilo grams.
4.The last step is to seal the bagged product properly to prevent leakages using a seal machine.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT WITH NAFDAC IT’S VERY IMPORTANT
After the product is packaged in small or large packs, you can now take it to the market for sale.
Don’t forget to introduce it to your friends, relations, church members, and club members, neighbors for them to buy/to give you honest feedback about your product.
I wish you success.