Sector - Food
Situated within a large retail food store in large Garden Route town a very successful bakery with convenience of own separate entrance and permitted to bake for third parties. All internal sales are processed through the stores own POS system which offers positive benefits since no cash is taken at site. The range is comprehensive and at the discretion of the Owner with certain products required but opportunity to produce and sell own selection too.Give me more information
Fully describe the business's activities?
Bakery premises comes with fully equipped catering and bakery equipment, refrigeration, display fridges.
Bake for in-house sales of large supermarket that is well established in the region, with possibility of expanding operation to additional outlets within the group.
How does the business operate on a daily basis?
The Owner and his wife oversee the General Management requirements of the business.
I support structure comprising bakers, sales staff etc is in place.
What Advertising/Marketing is carried out?
Since domiciled within a major store there is no need for additional marketing.
What competition exists?
There is no competition with the store and its fresh food offering, but only opposition pies sold at the deli or frozen.
How could the profitability of the business be improved?
The bakery has separate access and as such is able to bake for third party clients as well as this business.
Give a breakdown of staff/ functions/ length of service?
Most staff have between 3 and 10 years length of service.
Comprehensive details will be made known at time of Due Diligence.
How involved is the Owner in running the business?
Both the Owner and his wife are fully involved in the business on a daily basis.
When does the current lease end?
There is a month to month agreement in place, but the store Directors have agreed that a new lease will be issued to the Buyer.
What are the trading hours?
Monday to Fridays: 07-30 to 6pm
Saturdays: 07-30 to 3pm
Sundays: 07-30 to 1-00pm
What are the main assets of the business?
Bakery equipment, refrigeration,display fridges.
Some of the equipment is dated and maintained by the Owner as far as possible.
Location, location, location...the only bakery within the supermarket premises and with a strong following.
Separate entrance so able to bake and supply offsite outlets.
Permitted to undertake 3rd party production.
The bakery name is a household name in the region since long established.
The current staff structure are not able to increase production so are restricted from growing product offering.
Additional shifts would be required to show substantial growth.
Supply to third part customers off site.
Add additional productivity by increasing shifts.
The main threat is if the Buyer is not hands on in the business.
What is the reason for the sale?
The Owners have spent the majority of their lives in the bakery business and would like to explore new opportunities before they are too much older.
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