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How To Start Frozen Food Business


The ever-busy lifestyle of most families and the lack of electricity to store perishable foodstuffs in refrigerators in many homes has resulted in high demand for frozen foods products in Nigeria.

 Frozen Food Business In Nigeria

Demand for Frozen Food

The consumption of Frozen Chicken, Turkey, and Fish in Nigeria is very high, especially in urban centers like Lagos, Kano, Portharcourt and Abuja, etc. For example, one kilo of frozen chicken in most markets and frozen food stores in Lagos is sold for between N650 to N1000 depending on size and location.

Selling frozen foods in Nigeria is very a profitable business. With sales from the frozen foods business, you can generate enough income that will end the lack of money in your pocket. In fact, Sellers of frozen foods especially in Lagos never go broke financially due to the high patronage they receive from housewives and organizers of big events like birthdays and weddings. And it will surprise you to hear that some of those women selling frozen foods are also breadwinners in their respective families due to the lucrative nature of the frozen foods business.

Start-up Capital Needed

Starting a frozen foods business is not a difficult thing. With an initial sum of N350, 000, you can start on a small scale and then increase your working capital as you make progress in the business.

The above initial start-up capital will surely be enough to cover the cost of renting a shop, purchasing a refrigerator, and other important equipment needed to start successfully.
Here is a list of equipment needed to set up a frozen food business.


Deep freezer.
Standby Power generator.
Waste bin.
Tables and chairs.
Wooden Boards.
Big stainless steel knife.
Weighing scale.


I believe with this piece of information you can now go ahead to set up a small-scale frozen foods business. You will be shocked to see much money you will make selling frozen foods in the area where you reside.
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  1. jesse O jesse O October 7, 2011

    Thanks Otaru for this wonderful information,
    please how and where does one source the frozen foods from at a very good price. I’ll appreciate your prompt response and possibly to my email address. Many thanks

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  4. Olutola ABP Olutola ABP August 5, 2013

    I really appreciate u and this message is encouraging for the starter of frozen food business. I have already engage in it at Osun State but please i also want know where and when to buy this frozen food e.g Turkey ,chicken and different kind of fish at avoidable price.

    • Otaru Ojo Otaru Ojo Post author | August 7, 2013

      To buy frozen Chicken,fish and Turkey at affordable prices please visit any major market in your area.

  5. Mrs Alade Mrs Alade March 7, 2017

    Please I have a medium size cold room and deep freezers in my shorp at Orita challenge, Ibadan but no customers to patronize me. Please kindly help me on how to go about it. I’m very new in the buisness Mrs Alade

  6. immaculate immaculate August 27, 2017

    pls Sir were can I buy them am in owerri.

  7. Funmi Olanipekun Funmi Olanipekun October 18, 2017

    morning sir, frozen foods business is a business I have been craving for a long time ago. now I am working seriously on how to start ds business. sir, apart from the cash I lol need to get a shop how much will I need to start in a small way? sir, please appreciate ur prompt answer to my question.

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