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Trailblazing Organic Chocolate Manufacturer Est Twenty Years For Sale

British Columbia, Canada
Asking Price:
$2,699,000 (CAD) Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
$701,319 (CAD)
Cash Flow:
$294,660 (CAD)

Introducing - Canada's original organic chocolate company!

This company has been in business for almost 25 years and has continued to grow and serve the community since they poured their first mix in 1998. While remaining on a small residential island, they have been able to expand and create new revenue streams. This includes the creation of an online platform for customers to purchase their organic chocolate from anywhere in North America. This innovative mindset allowed the company to stay nimble and profitable through the peak of COVID-19 restrictions and had no financial impact on the business.

This is a unique opportunity, as it gives the new owner-operator the chance to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world while also benefitting from owner earnings of over $318,614 per year.

After years of building their reputation, nurturing their brand, and becoming outstanding members of the community, the owners are ready to sell. They would love to see the company in the hands of someone who will continue to grow the company and honour its environmental practices for years to come.

Note: the real estate property is for sale in addition to the $1,200,000 asking price. The asking price for the real estate is $1,499,000 for a combined total asking price of $2,699,000.


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Property Information

Real Estate:

Real Property Included

Living Accommodation:

The company operates out of a stunning custom-built factory that is nestled in ridgetop forest with a view through arbutus and Douglas fir trees to the waters of Baynes Sound and the mountains of Vancouver Island. The building also contains a luxurious one bedroom suite, currently occupied by the owners. The 4-acre property (zoned light industrial) includes the option to purchase a brand new fully self-contained tiny, yet spectacular, house - perfect for guests or extra living space.

The main building is 3,300 square feet with 2,300 square feet dedicated to production and warehouse.

Note: the real estate property is for sale in addition to the $1,200,000 asking price. The asking price for the real estate is $1,499,000 for a combined total asking price of $2,699,000.

Size in square feet:
3,300

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The company is proud of the fact that their "advertising" budget is 99% devoted to targeted donations to BC-based conservation groups.

Social media
They have spent a very small amount of money on social media marketing, to accompany their Instagram and Facebook presence.

Other forms of advertisement
They occasionally give radio and print interviews, usually related to some sort of initiative they are supporting, but do not pay for this. They are proud to say that their biggest marketing advantage is the word of mouth of their many fans.

Online sales
They offer a flat rate on shipping on any order size to Canada and America. They also offer free shipping on orders over $200. This gives all of their customers in North America a chance to order and consume their outstanding chocolate.

Environmental practices
The business is run on the principle that it is important to make a positive change in the world. Every business decision takes this into account. Environmentally, this includes everything from using recycled and recyclable packaging materials whenever possible to wrapping their chocolate melter in a cocoa cozy, reducing the amount of power necessary to run it. Further, the conservation covenant on the chocolate factory property keeps things green right here at home.

Also, every year, the company donates at least 1% of gross income to local groups that support environmental conservation. That means that every chocolate bar sold triggers a small part of that donation; 1% from a lot of chocolate bars adds up, over the years to sponsorships and donations of well over a hundred thousand dollars.

They do not otherwise have an organized sales and marketing strategy.

Reasons for selling:

After operating the business for many years, the owners are ready to retire.

Years established:
24

Other Information

Owner financing:
Owner financing is available. Please contact the seller for more information.
Financing available:

The owner is willing to provide financing for the value of the inventory.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
$395,230 (CAD)
Inventory / Stock value:
$200,000 (CAD) - included in the asking price
Website:
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Home based:
This business can be run from home.

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