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 North Oxford franchise offers an exciting opportunity to own an established, robust and profitable Riverford business in a sector that is growing at 7.1% (Soil Association report 2017).
The current owners are wishing to sell due to relocating to New Zealand. Although they are excited to be starting a new chapter, they are sad to be selling a business they have grown and enjoyed running for the past eight years.
The territory incorporates the north and western parts of Oxford city, also covering Bicester, Banbury and Witney, with plenty of rural Cotswold villages in between.
There is a good road network linking the territory efficiently and, with the recent completion of road works around the northern part of Oxford, road congestion is rare.
The collection hub is conveniently located off the A34 near Bletchingdon, and sits nicely within the territory.
The business benefits from having a loyal and ethically engaged customer base. With a robust marketing and business plan and ongoing support from Riverford, there is great potential for steady continued growth within an affluent and ethically minded part of the country where provenance matters.
There are many marketing opportunities within the territory, from large food events and shows at Blenheim Palace, to one of the UK’s largest food events, the Foodies Festival held annually in Oxford.
A close link with the South Oxfordshire franchise is beneficial for sharing ideas, marketing costs and attending events.
The territory is performing well, with strong yearly growth in delivery numbers and retail spend, and has always benefited from a high average spend.
The cost of this franchise opportunity is £76,000 - all prices are exclusive of Riverford's launch set up and training fee (£5,500+VAT).