Longstanding Freehold Butcher Shop in Norfolk
- Excellent reputation
- Loyal customer base
- Spacious shop premises
- Locally sourced produce
- Friendly, professional team
Available on a freehold basis, the business for sale is a popular butcher shop in the delightful town of East Harling in Norfolk.
The business is part of the renowned F.L. Edge & Son group, an entity which operates a meat distribution company alongside a number of butcher shops throughout Suffolk and Norfolk.
First established in 1953, the enterprise has a long-standing reputation for providing fresh, high-quality and locally sourced meat for a range of both residents and commercial clients. Although only one particular butcher shop is available for sale, the buyer will certainly profit from inheriting the enterprise’s 60-year eminence in the local community.
This acquisition offers unbeatable security for the buyer, as the shop already has a dedicated manager and a full team of friendly, skilled staff in place. The new owner will therefore benefit from having a smooth, efficient start to their ownership.
The butcher shop benefits from plentiful car parking for customers’ convenience at the front of its premises. As people enter the shop, there is a heated food display to their immediate right-hand side, as well as two refrigerated displays of fruits, vegetables, and speciality cheeses. The shop has a long glass chilled counter which contains all the meats available to purchase, alongside the Point of Sale system. Opposite the glass counter is a wooden shelving unit with various jams and pantry goods. The premises also contain a spacious butcher preparation area to the rear.
A superb range of equipment is included in the asking price, a full inventory of which is available from the vendor upon request. Furthermore, the vendor is willing to offer a transitional period to the buyer, if needed, to ensure a smooth handover of business operations.
This is the perfect opportunity for a trained butcher to immediately begin operating a thriving butcher shop in a wonderful rural setting. It would also be an ideal purchase for a local businessperson who wants to run in the business in a more hands-off manner, as the secure staffing in place will allow the buyer great flexibility in how they choose to run the business.
A key method of growing the business further is to expand into offering an online ordering and delivery service for local residents, as this has been an in-demand service elsewhere during the Covid-19 pandemic. Combining this with an online click-and-collect service will offer complete flexibility for customers. It would then be beneficial to raise awareness of these new services through an SEO and social media strategy, building upon its 1,300-strong Facebook following. It would therefore be ideal for the buyer to possess knowledge of online marketing, in order to help the butcher shop realise its full potential.
- Rural setting
- Village location
- Residential area
- Close to local businesses
- Nearby car parking