Eni Stores was incorporated in Nigeria on 5 July, 2012 under the Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 with certificate number RC: 1047882.
A wholly indigenous company, Eni Stores is the fruit of several business efforts of the founder, Ime Uwah, in previous years. In 2003, from the boys quarters of his father's house, he started the first fast food delivery and catering service for individuals and corporate organizations in Akwa Ibom State, XL Flavours.
As an entreprenuer, he identified the existing need for food delivery at the time when Uyo metropolis had begun to expand in size and the population was rapidly growing.
He served his customers continental and local dishes, packaged and delivered in record time. As sales grew, the service was further established when the enterprise began managing the canteens of several banks in the city. He thrived on delivering quality customer service with emphasis on food quality and hygiene.
The success did not last long, with the rapid growth the city was seeing, a major national player in the food business then, Mr Biggs, opened an outlet in the city. XL Flavours started losing customers and went under in no time.
Not giving up, he took the positives of the business bust up and realised to be a major player, one needed capital resources. He then went into several other ventures with a grand plan to raise funds and re-enter the scene.
In 2006, he founded Outedge Limited, a company also under the Eni Group, and secured exclusive distribution rights in Nigeria from a Canadian based firm, Aira, for its retractable screen nets.
With no time, the firm expanded its services to include building, construction, consultancy and supplies of motor vehicles. And in 2010, Eni Stores was registered as a business name and started operations retailing stationeries while building capacity for the bigger picture.
In 2012, Eni Stores was registered as a limited liability company with 10,000,000 shares capital. Starting with the setting up of the food processing aspect of the business concept, a 6,000 laying bird capacity farm was commissioned 6 months after registration. Operations were expanded to include retail of groceries and household items later in 2013.
With the introduction of a 5 acre vegetable plantation early 2015, Today, Eni Stores is the fastest growing food retail and leading livestock and mechanized farmers in Nigeria, with capacity to produce over 18 million table eggs and over 50,000kg of poultry meat per annum.