Meannan Foods, a Kosmos Innovation Center Accelerator Company, opens health food store
17 July 2020 – Meannan Foods, a Kosmos Innovation Center Business Booster company, opened a new health food store in Devtraco on 27 June to sell healthy, organic foods to customers.
The new shop sells products made by local food companies as well as produce from small-scale farmers, including Moringa King and One Yogo. The store location provides a platform for local businesses, many of them women-owned, to advertise and sell their products in store – allowing for customers to have a one-stop shopping experience.
The KIC Business Booster is an accelerator program supporting the growth of small and medium enterprises with mentorship and coaching to help participants refine their business plans, mitigate financial and operational constraints, rapidly prototype new products and services, and prepare to meet potential investors. Meannan Foods joined the Kosmos Innovation Center Business Booster in 2018 to help develop a sustainable growth plan and to access financing.
Speaking at the opening, the CEO of Meannan Foods, Charity Annan Adupong said: “I wanted to open the new shop to provide a place where Ghanaians are able to get easy and reliable access to locally-made health foods and products. There aren’t very many stores like mine in Ghana, so I knew that there was a great opportunity to serve the local demand for high-quality health food.”
The Kosmos Innovation Center (KIC) invests in young entrepreneurs and small businesses who have big ideas and want to see their country grow. Through customized programs, led by local experts and supported by partners, the KIC provides expert training, mentorship and seed funding to support innovation. It is Kosmos Energy’s flagship investment program, contributing to the creation of a health and diverse economy in the countries where it operates. The KIC is currently active in Ghana, Mauritania and Senegal.