The West India Biscuit Company Limited, also known by the acronym "WIBISCO" is one of the oldest established commercial bakeries in the Caribbean.
Biscuit baking started in Barbados as far back as 1850, when a small bakery, The Barbados Biscuit Company, was established by John Hoad & Company on Lower Broad Street in the nation’s capital. In 1910, Weiting & Richter established the West India Biscuit Company Limited (WIBISCO) located in Spry Street, Bridgetown. Sir Kenneth Russell Hunte purchased the Barbados Biscuit Company Limited and shortly after entered into negotiations with WIBISCO to merge the two companies – which then took the name of the latter company.
The Gills Road property was acquired and in 1951 the operations were relocated to the current location. The factory was converted into a highly mechanized, efficient plant it is today. Wibisco is home to favourites such as Shirley (The Caribbean Classic), Tea Time, Eclipse and SodaBix.
WIBISCO products are currently available across twenty-four (24) markets including Guyana, Belize, the Eastern Caribbean, United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.