Retail businesses for sale

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 Thanks to your email alerts I found & have recently completed on the purchase of a Hotel in Scotland 

Ian McGregor (Nov 2013)
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• Excellent main road location • Weekly turnover £6 – £6,500 • Lock up location • Viewing very highly recommended Very busy, Convenience store, Main road location, Large trading area, Highly populated residential area, close proximity to...

Location: Tyne and Wear, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £70,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £312,000
A Freehold Town Centre Counter News For

This is freehold retail shop – currently a counter news agency with Lotto. The shop also retails tobacco, confectionary, greeting cards, soft drinks, stationery items etc. There is ample space to add further items, say convenience goods, and...

Location: Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Card Shops, Confectioners, Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents

  • F/H Price
  • £147,500
A Superb Main Road Florist & Off

This is a long-established and well known local business combining a thriving florist with good links to the wedding market together with an off-licence. Additionally confectionary, cards & gifts and some seasonal goods are also retailed....

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

For sale under: Confectioners, Florists, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £185,000
Retail Shop To Let South Birmingham

Retail shop to let in Acocks Green village centre just off the A41 Warwick Road in Westley Road. The shop comprises large sales area 138.7 sqm (1,439 sq.ft) with rear small office and WC and to the outside rear car parking for 3 vehicles....

Location: Acocks Green, West Midlands, England

For sale under: General Stores, Industrial Units, Office Space, Retail Space, Other Commercial Property


This very well presented business is double fronted and situated on a bustling parade of shops surrounded entirely by both council and private residential estates.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Coffee Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £52,500
  • Weekly T/O
  • £1,500
Village Shop in Stunning Anglesey

Long established, Lock-up village store including Off-Licence, Newsagent, Fruit and Veg, Confectionery, Tobacco and Cigarettes, Local Bread and Cakes. Pies and Pasties baked in store. Health Lottery, Coal and Calor Gas, Celebration Cards,...

Location: Isle Of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales

For sale under: Bakeries, Convenience Stores, Frozen Food Shops, Fruit & Veg shops, General Stores

  • L/H Price
  • £85,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £330,000

AWARD WINNING GOLDSMITHS - GLOUCESTERSHIRE Well appointed & presented throughout Genuine reason for sale Training provided Walk in condition LEASEHOLD Business History Meridian Business Sales are delighted to offer to the market this...

Location: Gloucestershire, England

For sale under: Jewellers

  • L/H Price
  • £199,995


Location: Essex, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Tanning Salons, Health Spas, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • F/H Price
  • £215,000

UK. Yearly increasing T/O reaching more than £3.35 million. Achieved adjusted EBITDA of approximately £340,000. Established for more than 30 years. Supplies stock keeping units such as glassware, cooking utensils, cutlery, tableware and...

For sale under: Other Retail businesses, Ecommerce/Website based retail, Homeware Stores

  • Asking price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £3,350,000

Growing profitable CONVENIENCE STORE, close ST AUSTELL & EDEN PROJECT, situated on SOUTH CORNWALL COAST, beach and SW coastal path nearby. Comprising substantial 2 storey property, occupying large plot, includes spacious self-contained 4...

Location: Par, Cornwall, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Newsagents, Off Licences, Other Retail businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £499,995
  • Annual T/O
  • £540,896
Newsagents in Leicestershire

This business has recently been brought to the market & more information about this business will follow shortly. To express an interest in this business and to receive full business sales details, please request more information below...

Location: Leicestershire, England

For sale under: Newsagents

  • F/H Price
  • £500,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £479,964
Accessories Store in South Wales

This business has recently been brought to the market & more information about this business will follow shortly. To express an interest in this business and to receive full business sales details, please request more information below...

Location: Newport, Gwent, Wales

For sale under: Clothes Shops

  • Asking price
  • £19,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £35,000
Highly Profitable Butchers Shop-

Established highly profitable business with the same owner for the last ten years. Excellent reputation Takings average £6,500 per week Additional income from market stall run outside the shop 3 days per week selling hot sandwiches.

Location: Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Butcher shops, Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £43,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £6,500

SANDWICH BAR/TEA SHOP (RECENTLY CLOSED) - HIGH STREET, WICKFORD. Busy trading position opposite the Ladygate Shopping Centre, near Prezzo, Wimpy, Domino's, numerous estate agents, banks and a host of independent and household name...

Location: Wickford, Essex, England

For sale under: Cafes, Sandwich Shops, Vacant Premises, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £15,000
Perranporth, Cornwall - Plant Ice - Ice

• Renowned Business • Lock- up Shop • Hugely Popular and Busy Tourist Location • High Turnover • Easily Run • Superbly Equipped • Established 13 Years

Location: Perranporth, Cornwall, England

For sale under: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Ice Cream Parlours

  • L/H Price
  • £95,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £160,000
Large Scale Steam Engine Model Kits

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Steam Traction World Ltd. This business was originally established by our clients in 2008. The owners are now looking to sell the business, due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement....

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire, England

For sale under: Model Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £497,000
  • Turnover
  • £820,171

WELL ESTABLISHED NEWSAGENTS & DIY- CUMBRIA Situated in the desirable town Windermere Well appointed & presented throughout Scope for further development Genuine retirement sale LEASEHOLD Business History Meridian Business Sales are...

Location: Windermere, Cumbria, England

For sale under: DIY and Hardware Stores, Newsagents

  • L/H Price
  • £69,995
Beauty Salon, Spa in Angel of Islington

This delightful business is a successful Urban Spa, nestled in the cobbled street of Angel Islington, just a stone throw from Angel Tube station, with easy access from numerous bus services. The Spa was opened to the public on 3rd Jan 2014....

Location: Islington, London, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Tanning Salons, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £209,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £287,114
Barbers shop Worcester

Well established barber shop lease for sale in local central area. Being managed at the moment but massive scope for further development including a room at the back ideal for extra income. All fixtures & fittings & goodwill included in the...

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire, England

For sale under: Beauty Salons, Hairdressers Salons, Tanning Salons, Barber Shops, Nail Bars and Nail Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £11,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £42,141
Leasehold Convenience Store, North

Leasehold Convenience Store, North London Ref: 24866 This is a leasehold convenience Store located in residential area and has prominent corner position opposite a Pub. Shop benefits from a large basement with garden at the rear. Shop...

Location: North London, London, England

For sale under: Convenience Stores, General Stores, Greengrocers, Newsagents, Off Licences

  • L/H Price
  • £49,950

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.