How to Start a Juice Business in Kenya

Juice blending is a very profitable business in Kenya. It requires a small initial capital and no qualifications are required. In writing this article, I aim to provide you with the information you need to establish a fruit juice business in Kenya.

As more and more Kenyans try to live healthier by adopting a diet higher in whole foods like fruits, there has been an uptick in fruit consumption. Consequently, there has been a rise in interest in fruit and fruit juice products. Because the market is still relatively untapped, there is less stiff competition.

Starting a Juice Business in Kenya

1. Market research

You should conduct extensive market research to determine if the juice market is worth investing in.

2. Find a suitable business location

The successful operation of this business model is location. So, you should identify a busy neighborhood with plenty of foot traffic. Kenyans have a penchant for quick and portable fruit drinks. Hence, if you want your company to succeed, you should locate it in a densely populated location.

3. Purchase equipment

The juicer is the business’s most fundamental piece of equipment. Depending on the model, you may get a juicer or blender for as little as Kshs 2,000 or Kshs 10,000. Your financial state is the determining factor. A fridge is another item that should be purchased. Access to cold juice will make the refrigerator invaluable, particularly in warmer months.

4. Business licenses and permits

Before opening your juice fruit business, you’ll require a few licenses and registrations in Kenya. The main business licenses and permits include;

  • A single business permit – Ksh 7 000 per year
  • Food hygiene license – Ksh 1,000
  • Food handlers’ medical certificate – Ksh 600, valid for six months.

5. Get a reliable supplier

Starting and sustaining a fruit juice business in Kenya relies heavily on various types of fruit. For this reason, choosing a supplier you can trust at a fair price is essential. Among the most typical fruits found in this business are.

  • Bananas
  • Grapes
  • Avocado
  • Passion fruits
  • Thorn melon
  • Pawpaw
  • Mangoes
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Watermelon
  • Apples

6. Juice packaging

The packing for the fresh juice should include disposable cups, caps, and straws. For bulk orders, you can use liter jerry cans.

Juice Business in Kenya