Delightful Ice Cream & Sweet Shop in Cheshire with Online Store
- Excellent reputation
- Spacious retail premises
- Equipment included in price
- Low overhead costs
- Friendly, professional team of staff
This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a business which consists of two scrumptious components- a sweet and ice cream shop, alongside an online Pick N Mix sweet shop. The business offers a click-and-collect or delivery service through its online store, which has proved favourable amongst local residents throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, consequently generating an additional £4,000 in turnover from May to December 2020.
The shop is based in the beautiful Blakemere Village in Cheshire, an area renowned for year-round camping, motor homes, holiday homes, and various local attractions and themed activities, as well as its standing as a fabulous family destination for weekend visits and school holiday trips. This affords the business an outstanding level of passing trade and high levels of footfall, thus ensuring a healthy level of turnover throughout the year. The business’s unbeatable location and reputation are further bolstered by its websites and social media channels which can be access through the handles and links below.
Blakemere shop website: https://www.nannaparrys.co.uk/
Ecommerce site: https://www.picksnmix.com/
The business’s shop resides in the delightful Blakemere Village, a popular tourist and retail destination which provides significant passing trade. The spacious premises are 522 sq ft in size and consist of a retail space and a large working area for stock preparation.
The company’s equipment is incorporated into the asking price and includes an industrial sink, a handwashing sink, 5* hygiene rating from the council, a large ice cream freezer, a chocolate refrigerated counter, a 10-flavour ice cream serving counter which is less than 1 year old, professional weighing scales for sweets, two large stainless steel food preparation units, a kettle, and a microwave. Further amenities included are CCTV, a laptop, a printer, a label printer, signage, a helium tank, and a fire extinguisher. The buyer will also benefit from inheriting the business’s great websites.
Additionally, the vendor is willing to offer a transitional period to ensure a smooth handover of business operations.
The ideal buyer for this business would be an existing shop owner-operator who is looking to apply their skills and experience in a popular food retail business in a fantastic environment. Although taken over by the current owners in 2018, the shop has been present in the village for more than 10 years prior, thus cementing its status as a well-established and beloved local retailer. The company also possesses exclusivity to all products lines except for its ice creams, which are only sold at one other outlet.
The new owner will be able to achieve further growth of the business by further expanding the variety of delicious products available to purchase, therefore encouraging a greater average number of units per transaction and the consequent average purchase value.
- Rural setting
- Village location
- Tourist destination
- High footfall
- Nearby car parking
- No local competition