Retail businesses for sale

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Mr & Mrs Neville (Sept 2013)
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Licensed Cafe - Bury

The premises with covered al fresco seating for 6 provides well appointed seating area for approx 40, deli style service counter with double chilled display, bar with hot drinks preparation area, alcohol display area, well fitted commercial...

Location: Bury, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Restaurants, Sandwich Shops, Vacant Premises

  • L/H Price
  • £19,950
Central Leigh, Manchester, Sports and

• Business established since 1896. • Regarded as the oldest business in Leigh. • Same family ownership, retirement sale. • Impressive substantial premises. • Fully equipped cycle workshop. • Spacious retail sales area. • Prominent corner...

Location: Leigh, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cycle Shops, Sports Shops, Hobby Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £175000
  • L/H Price
  • £29950
  • Annual T/O
  • £256,000
Empty Shop/Office – Rent £2,500 pa

A single fronted shop/office premises located in a parade of local shops on the busy main road of Whitegate Drive close to the Tesco Express Petrol Station and Saddle Pub. Approximately 180 sq ft of sales area with kitchenette area and...

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Office Space, Retail Space

Traditional Sweet Shop

Highly profitable and growing business Established corporate sales agreements on a national and international scale Fast growing internet revenue stream Highly visible and attractive store premises Established location on busy thoroughfare...

Location: Hampshire, England

For sale under: Other food service businesses, Convenience Stores, Sweet Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £89,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
  • Annual T/O
  • £194,000
Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaler East

This business is long established with an enviable reputation amongst its customers and suppliers. The business is consistently profitable with a turnover of circa £2 million. Ideal as a standalone company or a bolt on acquisition for an...

For sale under: Food & drink manufacturing companies, Fruit & Veg shops, Greengrocers, Wholesale / Distribution businesses

  • F/H Price
  • Offers Invited
Subway Berkshire

The first SUBWAY store was opened in 1965 by Fred DeLuca and Dr Peter Buck. It was the first to reach more than 43,556 – stores to open in over 110 countries. As of today, there are 2045 stores within UK & Ireland. The SUBWAY brand is the...

Location: Berkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops, Food franchise resales, Retail franchise resales

  • L/H Price
  • £160,000
Freehold Petrol Station and Garage on

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Brighton Motor Services. This is a well-established business that first opened in 1968. The petrol station and garage are located on a busy main road. This is a great location for this type of...

Location: Redcar, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Garages, Petrol stations

  • F/H Price
  • £549,950
  • Turnover
  • £553,802
Busy Newsagent, Cafe, Bakery and

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this very popular newsagent, café, bakery and takeaway business, which is ideally located within the busy town of Bolton in Greater Manchester. The business was originally...

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Cafes, Takeaways (Other), Bakeries, Newsagents

  • L/H Price
  • £179,950
  • Turnover
  • £300,000
Accredited Double Glazing Company

The business is an established, family owned and managed company which has been in business for over fifty years and has worked very hard at establishing itself as a brand within the marketplace. It is particularly associated with providing...

Location: Hertfordshire, England

For sale under: Glaziers, Home & Garden Services, Window and Conservatory retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £400,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £972,000

EASILY MANAGED FLORIST & GIFT SHOP, centrally located in large Oxfordshire village. Takings last year £53,116 generating a gross profit margin of 42% Sales income 50/50 floristry/gift lines with particular scope to develop floristry wedding...

Location: Oxfordshire, England

For sale under: Florists, Gift Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £15,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £53,116

HIGHLY REPUTABLE AND VERY PROFITABLE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE, Gloucestershire based. Strong sales growth with net sales last year £354,000. Six figure profits generated. Average spend per dress £1,500. Very well presented premises with ample space...

Location: Gloucestershire, England

For sale under: Bridal Wear Shops, Ladieswear Retailers

  • L/H Price
  • £150,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £354,000
Smartphone and Computer Repair Company

A ready made business in operation for about 4 months now. Cheap rent (~ £400 p/m )! The shop is is currently used for electronic repairs such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Selling the business as I unexpectedly need to move a...

Location: Bedfordshire, England

For sale under: Mobile Phone Shops, Electrical repairs/Electricians, Computer Repair

  • L/H Price
  • £1,900
Town Centre Newsagents & Post Office

Business: A very busy, staff run town centre newsagents with the benefit of a full lottery service, Paypoint machine, greeting cards, stationery tobacco and toys. The business has recently added a Post Office Counter and this is the only one...

Location: Carmarthenshire, Dyfed, Wales

For sale under: Gift Shops, Newsagents, Post Offices, Greeting Card Franchise Resales

  • F/H Price
  • £275,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £475,000
BIRKENHEAD - Electrical & Air Con

Well Established Annual Turnover £520,000 Superb Premises Inspection Recommended Outstanding Retirement Sale Opportunity EPC - TBC INTRODUCTION Blacks Brokers are delighted to bring to the market this leasehold wholesale electrical...

Location: Birkenhead, Merseyside, England

For sale under: Wholesalers, Electrical repairs/Electricians, Air Conditioning Businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £130,000
NORTH YORKSHIRE - Candle Shops / Cards

Fantastic Location Annual Turnover £42,000 Popular Tourist Location Limited Competition Exclusive Range Of Candles EPC - D Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this well established and popular candle shop in Skipton, North...

Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Card Shops, Gift Shops, Other Retail businesses

  • L/H Price
  • £35,000
Off License & Convenience

LICENSED CONVENIENCE STORE WITH LOTTO in Bolton for Sale. This is a very well established and presented convenience store which is ideally located in a popular village between Bolton, Wigan and Leigh. Our client has successfully run the...

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £54,950
Arts & Crafts - Moray

• Long established • Highly Sought after Main Road Location • Recently Refurbished to new Post Office Structure • Post Office with Commission Buckley’s Newsagents presents buyers with an excellent opportunity to acquire a heavily relied...

Location: Lossiemouth, Moray, Scotland

For sale under: Craft Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £164,995
  • Annual T/O
  • £328,070

Richmond, Surrey, T/O Circa £225,000, Established in 2012, Proud independent retailer with great reputation for quality products, Unique business with no local competition, Late opening hours, 'Quirky' interior, Excellent high street...

Location: London, England

For sale under: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Confectioners

  • L/H Price
  • £119,995+SAV
  • Annual T/O
  • £225,000
Marketing,Print & Design Center

This established Minuteman Press location has been operating since 1996 with a great reputation, solid customers, accounts, trained staff, and state of the art equipment. This center works with professional business clients offering...

Location: Lancashire, England

For sale under: Printers/Print Shop, Marketing Businesses

  • Asking price
  • £118,000
Featured business NEW

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase an established business which has been in the same hands for the last 28 years and is situated in a densely populated residential area. This business has potential for an ambitious new owner to add to the variety of stock sold and increase wholesale customers and the plant and flower sales could be improved. The current owner has bought another business and does not have...

Location: West Midlands, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, Florists, Fruit & Veg shops, General Stores, Greengrocers

  • L/H Price
  • £39,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £378,305

Advice on buying a shop


Whether you’re selling confectionery, curtains or cars, there are thousands of retail businesses for sale to choose from on Daltons Business. Before you purchase a retail business, it’s important that you ask some fundamental questions about the kind of business you want to run, and then try to buy a shop that matches these ambitions. 

First off, are you sure you need a permanent high street presence? Some of the more unusual options include…

  • Online Retail: Nowadays, many online retailers operate from a spare room in their homes, gradually renting more space as and when the business merits the expansion. If you buy a home-based online retailer with a relatively small turnover, you need to think carefully about whether you have the necessary skills to take the business to the next level to justify the cost of office and warehousing space in future.
  • Pop-Up Retail: Another less traditional option is the ‘pop up shop’, where a physical premises is set up on a temporary basis to sell a short run of products, or to cover a seasonal trading period. One example of this is a Christmas gift or calendar shop, which might open its doors in the autumn, then close again once the New Year has begun. 
  • Mobile retail: Lots of mobile retail options are also available, mostly in the food retail sector. You can view a full list of mobile businesses for sale here.

If you do want to buy a retail business that includes physical premises, you need to consider the specific benefits of the location you’re looking at. The premises’ position on the high street (or its shop frontage) will have an impact on how many people are aware of your shop. The number of people walking past your shop (i.e. the ‘footfall’ of the premises) is another important factor in determining the level of trade that premises will command. The area itself may have a reputation for a certain kind of shopping experience, and you need to consider this as well. Is it easy to park close by? Are there a lot of upmarket boutique-type shops in the area or does the street have a grocery focus? 

High footfall and superb shop frontage isn’t always available, but it’s also not always a vital requirement when buying a shop – it depends on the kind of retail business you hope to run. Home and garden centres on the outskirts of busy towns can do well if the parking is good, and some bookshops and luxury goods shops, if they stock a unique range of goods, can do well on exclusive side streets. The advantage of buying a shop as a going concern is that the current owner has already proved that the location is suitable for the kind of retail you hope to carry out.

For further information, try our guide on how to buy a retail business.