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Based in Barbados, the West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) is one of the oldest established commercial bakeries in the Caribbean. With a long history of producing quality baked biscuits and dedication to the consumers who enjoy their products, WIBISCO has grown into one of the Caribbean’s most dynamic and successful companies.

Biscuit baking started in Barbados as far back in 1850, when a small bakery, The Barbados Biscuit Company, was established by John Hoad & Company, on Lower Broad Street, Bridgetown, The City, using limited mechanical equipment. In 1910, Weiting & Richter established the West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) located at Spry Street, Bridgetown.

In spite of limitations, steady progress took place in both factories. By 1945, towards the end of World War II, the demand for quality biscuits outstripped the supply produced by these two biscuits companies.

Sir Kenneth Russell Hunte purchased the Barbados Biscuit Company Limited and soon afterwards entered into negotiations with WIBISCO to merge the two companies, which then took the latter’s name.

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