This is an exciting opportunity to take on a reputable wholesaler of pet supplies, currently based in West Sussex.
Established since 1990, the business has been supplying a wide range of in demand pet products to a variety of independent shops and recognised chains, totalling around 120 convenience stores, petrol stations and Post Offices. Clients are situated throughout the South East of England, with products supplied to them on a sale or return basis.
Showing commendable resilience and growth in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a consumer shift to ‘shopping local’ has seen an average turnover increase of over 40% - with no signs of slowing down.
A new owner could take full advantage of its loyal client base, huge array of stock included in the sale price and strong and consistent financial profile, in order to propel the business to future success.
The business is located in an industrial unit on a rural business park. Operating from a sizeable warehouse secure with double metal doors, the open plan workspace includes pallet racking, product shelving, packing tables, weighing and labelling equipment. There is also a separate office and kitchen area, as well as toilet facilities situated in a separate block.
All stock, fixtures and fittings and equipment, including a fork lift truck, pallet trucks, VW Crafter delivery van and a custom built automated weighing and bagging machine are included in the sale price.
Ideal for a wholesaler with the contacts to expand the business, or anyone interested in high quality pet supplies, a new owner could easily grow the business.
At present the business supplies around 120 convenience stores, petrol stations and Post Offices, including names such as Londis and Costcutter. The new owner could create a larger distribution network with additional clients, in order to increase takings.
The current owner would be happy to stay on for a transitional period in order to hand the business over smoothly to the new owner.