Founder &Chief Executive, Ginger Box, Adekunle Jinadu, is a computer expert turned food tech entrepreneur.He has created an online platform for Nigerians to discover delicious food, DANIEL ESSIET reports.
Founder & Chief Executive,Ginger Box, Adekunle Jinadu, is an entrepreneur by choice.
He is a serial entrepreneur with random business ideas that never stop.
He doesn’t have culinary backgrounds, but he knows how to get a startup off the ground.
After graduating from Covenant University, in Computer Science in 2007, he took up appointment as a service engineer with Ericsson Nigeria.
Demonstrating great skills and dexterity, he was promoted technical consultant, Revenue Assurance / Data Analytics and Migration and was involved in the MTN Revenue Assurance project. He was performing diverse assignments.
His love for computer work turned into a big time responsibility while making big time money.
But he was a visionary, always imagining how he is running a multi-million naira business.
He was still a teenager when he realised that he had the talent and skills to be a successful businessman.
His success all started with his affection for good food. He thought about fresh food delivery business. Eventually, he founded Ginger Box, out of the vision to establish an online marketplace that connects eaters with the nation’s fresh food.
Starting Ginger Box took some vibrant startup energy to inject it into Lagos food scene. He didn’t have any background in nutrition or the sale of fruit and vegetables. However, he had founded Jaramall, a daily needs online shop that was selling everything from cleaning supplies to packed food and fresh farm produce.
Gingerbox, which was formally known as Jaramall.com, delivers foods such as fruits and, vegetables as well as chicken, to consumers at their offices or homes.
According to Jinadu, Gingerbox was created to help people deal with the challenge of buying affordable healthy food items.
Organisations sign up to receive fresh fruit boxes. There are a number to choose from. Once the selection is made and confirmed, it is delivered promptly. The business isn’t delivering to individuals at this point in time but to corporates only.
Today, Ginger Box is a success story. They are explorers of food and on a mission to discover all things delicious and fresh. The care and craftsmanship that go into transporting the food after order, bring in them great inspiration.
Added to this, special care is taken right from preparing, packaging and transportation after order to ensure the customer enjoy freshness, quality to create a unique and memorable food experience.
To use the service, customers visit the platform, select the items they want and the company packs it and delivers it to the office address using its refrigerated van.
His organisation works with a number of high-profile customers with a presence in Lagos metropolis.
Jinadu said he is on a mission to make food services more flexible and cost-effective for businesses and individuals. So far, the business has grown.The demand for fresh produce is increasing and people want great food delivered.
Getting the demand has been easy but developing the technology to handle logistics has been very challenging. At the moment they are Lagos-based.
Notwithstanding, they are working on super-fast delivery. The focus remains on bringing customers an even better selection of on-demand produce, delivered as fast as possible.
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