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Award Winning Well Established Artisan Organic Fudge Manufacturer For Sale

Exeter, Devon, UK
Asking Price:
£70,000
Sales Revenue:
£72,000
Cash Flow:
£34,000

Award winning, well established Artisan Organic Fudge Manufacturer with solid and loyal wholesale customer base and potential for expansion.

Owned by the current husband and wife team for over 9 years, the business has held organic status for over 11 years. The business has built a strong reputation through a high quality product, ethical credentials and excellent customer service.

The business is strongly ethical which separates it from competitors. Only organic products are produced, using local butter and cream and no palm oil. Fairtrade ingredients are also used where available. Recently the vast majority of packaging has been converted to 100% compostable/biodegradable.

Last year vegan varieties were introduced proving to be very popular as there are few organic vegan varieties available of such quality and with such ethical credentials.

Every fudge flavor including the vegan ones, has gained a Taste of the West Award including 5 Golds.

The business is mainly wholesale but with an online presence for direct to consumer sales. There is huge potential to develop direct sales both online, as we experienced during the recent lockdowns, and by attending food fairs and events. The owners are constantly getting requests to attend food fairs and markets and believe the turnover could easily be doubled by increasing direct sales.

On a wholesale basis the fudge is sold through 4 Distributors and direct to retail outlets, charities and holiday enterprises. An own label service is also provided.

As well as fudge, the business also supplies a high end chocolate manufacturer with organic butterscotch, both traditional and vegan. These are additional products that could be marketed on a wider basis. The processes involved for many types of confectionery are quite similar and there is strong potential therefore for expansion by developing new confectionery ranges and utilizing the reputation of the brand for marketing.

The business has been run by the current owners on a part time basis. The hours are flexible to fit in with the owners’ other interests and lifestyle. The new owners could continue on this basis or realize the potential growth which the business offers.

The manufacturing side of the business is run from a unit at the current owners’ home and is easily relocatable. All necessary machinery and equipment is included in the asking price. Full training in both the manufacturing side and administrative side will be given.

The business can be run on a temporary basis from the current premises, if required for a period to be agreed.

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