Riverford Organic franchise delivers fresh organic produce to local people by the most direct route possible. Having won a multitude of awards including the Observer ethical product of the decade 2015, Riverford Organic is a full member of the British Franchise Association.
The Kettering franchise is an established resale business; it was initially opened by friends Mel & Mandy in 2006.
The territory’s geography offers a good mix of urban and rural conurbations. It includes the large towns of Kettering, Wellingborough, Corby and Huntingdon, as well as numerous smaller towns such as Thrapston, Oundle, Raunds, Rothwell and Desborough. There are also many villages along the A14 corridor, particularly around the popular area of Grafham Water.
A new township on a 1400 acre site is currently under development at Alconbury, near Huntingdon. This will provide a further 5000 homes, as well as schools and commercial space. This will provide an exciting opportunity to execute a broad range of marketing activities to promote the Riverford range.
The area has a good road network, with the A14 servicing East to West of the territory and the A1, A605, A45 and A43 also providing clear routes around the area.
The delivery rounds have recently undergone a remapping process, which has increased efficiency in both time and fuel. The remapping has freed up 3 days to facilitate future expansion. Currently delivery rounds are one on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and two on Friday.
The business benefits from its close proximity to Riverford’s Sacrewell Farm, which is also the collection hub. Riverford hold a number of events at Sacrewell Farm, offering a great opportunity to meet and engage with customers face to face.
The average customer order value is above network average, with some particularly high spending customers notably in Wellingborough, Kimbolton and Oundle. Great customer service is key for engaging with and retaining customers.
In summary, this is a great business opportunity for someone with the right skills to take a solid business and develop it to the next level.
The cost of this franchise opportunity is £40,000 - all prices are exclusive of Riverford's launch set up and training fee (£5,500+VAT).