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Wheat & Gluten Free Food Wholesale Specialist
Turnover circa £1,200,000
Excellently located in easily accessible location
Several years of successful operations
Products available on prescription
Products can be purchased through health shops
Large amount of repeat customers
Excellent opportunity to grow
Trusted and respected name
On preferred list for all major companies in sector
Highly profitable turnkey operation
Professional & knowledgeable staff
Superb supplier relationships
Strong forward order book
Training and handover
This company is a sales and marketing company distributing an exclusive range of dedicated gluten and wheat free foods under a well known brand (owned exclusively by the company) together with a second branded range of products sold in Pharmacies and Healthcare for protein deficiency diets. Its products are produced, packed and labelled by a third party manufacturer.
The business was established in 1994 and is proud to be selling through blue chip companies both nationally and worldwide .
AThe owner has been involved in the industry since 1969 with an interest in Coeliac Disease, which at the time affected hundreds of people, unlike the hundreds of thousand it affects today. After years of research and running a small mail order business, supplying gluten free food from their home, the owners set up a dedicated gluten free bakery, manufacturing bread, rolls, cakes and cookies; supplying the majority of Europe and closer to home and all the pharmacies and hospitals nationwide.
Introducing a brand of dedicated gluten and wheat free foods to the retail market, this was the first company to present a range of free-from foods to the UK grocery trade in 1999; thus launching what is known today as the Free From sector. Their range of dedicated gluten and wheat free foods has over 60 products all exclusively manufactured by a third party manufacturer and complying with the international standard of containing less than 20ppm of gluten. This standard is in line with the Coeliac society and Codex committee to the World Health Organization, bringing security to consumers of special diet foods.
They have now added a range of gluten free pasta, cookies, three varieties of Crackers, a range of breads, rolls and baguettes, (which are perfect for hamburgers or as an accompaniment to any meal).
They always endeavour to produce the best products for their customers, whenever their particular dietary requirements insist on a controlled and strictly monitored variety of natural ingredients. The range of gluten and wheat free foods is constantly growing, with more new and existing additions.
Since 1994 they have been producing a wide range of foods suitable for Gluten and Wheat free diets, to the high standards using only the finest ingredients and have over 50 products, which are available from all leading health food stores, pharmacies, selected supermarkets and through their on line web shop, delivered direct to home or office.
They currently have 26 products on prescription and supply health food stores, Pharmacies and selected Supermarkets, as well as mail order and online ordering facility. They supply to the global market place, with same day despatch of most items. For anybody wishing to access these lucrative and varied markets, this is an exceptional opportunity to purchase a business that is already well established and yet still has massive growth potential.
|Facilities:||The business is located in North Middlesex and is easily accessible. They have a five year renewable lease in operation that expires in 2013 and consists of a total of approximately 7,500 sq ft of warehouse and office space with parking, on a light industrial park close to the M1, M25 and North Circular Road.|
|Competition:||The business has used almost no advertising in the past and there are excellent opportunities to increase this and market the business more aggressively to significantly increase turnover. A high proportion of the business's revenue has been due to its excellent reputation for quality and service and strong word of mouth recommendation|
|Growth Potential:||This is without doubt a growing market place and will continue to be so well into the future with people becoming ever more aware of what the eat and of more and more people becoming more intolerant to various types of food produced.|
|Training/Support:||The current owners will provide all necessary training and handover to ensure a smooth transfer of the business to new owners, with one of the owners prepared to stay on as long as required.|
|Sale Reason:||This is a genuine retirement sale.|
Seller Reference #AF149
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