Retail businesses for sale

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Traditional Bakery & Tea Room Melksham

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market The Old Bakery & Loft Tea Rooms. A reluctant sale, due only to our client’s other pressing business interests. Following a large capital expenditure, major refurbishments, and a large...

Location: Melksham, Wiltshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Bakeries, Tea Rooms

  • L/H Price
  • £95,000
  • Turnover
  • £95,000
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Established Wool Store with Accommodation

BUSINESS Bags of Wool runs as a wool and craft shop selling knitting and crochet yarns, as well as a variety of haberdashery and craft items. It is the only shop of its kind in Felixstowe and attracts customers from across the Suffolk...

Location: Felixstowe, Suffolk, England

For sale under: Haberdashery Shops, Hobby Shops

  • F/H Price
  • £170,000
  • Turnover
  • £39,384
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Multi-Facet Tea Deli Business

BUSINESS Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market the lovely café/ sandwich shop known as The Village Deli situated in Osbaldwick in York. The business caters for 14 covers inside and 4 covers outside. It also has a vibrant takeaway trade. Its...

Location: York, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Cafes, Catering Companies, Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £59,950
  • Turnover
  • £120,000
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Letting Accommodation-Garden Centre-Licenced Café

BUSINESS Bank Mill Visitors Centre has been established for over 60 years, and is a family run concern. It is a beautifully maintained Freehold estate set on 14 acres. The business is widely known for a number of different facets. It...

Location: Wigton, Cumbria, England

For sale under: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Cafes

  • F/H Price
  • £1,350,000
  • Turnover
  • £253,000
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SUPERB BRIDAL WEAR, MEN'S FORMAL HIRE, ALTERATIONS & REPAIR BUSINESS

SUPERB BRIDAL WEAR, MEN'S FORMAL HIRE, ALTERATIONS & REPAIR BUSINESS Located in Rochdale which is undergoing development Excellent high visibility trading location in town centre Stunning 2 floor retail unit, extremely well presented Advised...

Location: Lancashire, England

For sale under: Dress Hire, Menswear Retailers, Bridal Wear Shops

  • L/H Price
  • £10,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £125,341
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High quality trophy sales, restoration and engraving.

Over the past 40 years this business has a held a position of pre-eminence as the 'Go To' business for quality trophies and related services. In the past years they have secured high level national SEO for a range of high margin services;...

Location: Taunton, Somerset, England

For sale under: Engraving Service businesses, Sports Shops, Other Retail businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £154,950 + SAV (Freehold)
  • L/H Price
  • £69,500 + SAV (Leasehold)
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Profitable Tanning and Beauty Salon

The Business Partnership are proud to be marketing for sale this immaculate and well known Tanning and Beauty salon based in the Solihull district. The business has been in the present ownership for the last eight years and has established...

Location: Solihull, West Midlands, England

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

  • L/H Price
  • £59,950 + SAV (Leasehold)
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Delicatessen & Sandwich Takeaway

An old established Deli business with a famous reputation located in a high street position in the busy market town of Garstang. Spacious double fronted fully equipped sales shop selling a range of bread, pies, fresh and cooked meats, deli...

Location: Garstang, Lancashire, England

For sale under: Delicatessens

  • L/H Price
  • £49,950
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Old Established Pet Store

Old Established Pet Store Skipton, North Yorkshire Business Ref. DB9898 • Taking £2,000 per week, however is capable of much more! • Gross profit shown on accounts as 42%. • Run from an impressive premises with attractive frontage. •...

Location: Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Pet Shops, Pet Services, Pet Care

  • L/H Price
  • £45,000
  • Weekly T/O
  • £2,000
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Tanning Studio in Burton on Trent

City Business Brokers would like to introduce to the market . this popular tanning studio was founded by our client in 2016 and is very well known in the area, benefiting from a high amount of repeat trade, currently having over 600 clients...

Location: Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England

For sale under: Tanning Salons, Beauty Salons

  • L/H Price
  • Offers Invited
  • Annual T/O
  • £30,000
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Barbers Gents Hairdressers Hair Salon Ellesmere Port Wirral Cheshire For Sale

AJF Commercial are pleased to welcome to the market this charming barber’s shop and hair studio which is ideally located in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The business is perfectly situated within a retail parade of shops on the busy Chester...

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England

For sale under: Barber Shops, Hairdressers Salons

  • L/H Price
  • £15,999
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Prime City Centre Freehold Site With Highly Profitable Bar Restaurant &...

This opportunity presents a highly successful bar restaurant and bakery sales business occupying the ground floor and basement levels whilst the upper 3 floors present an excellent opportunity for development into 5 or more self contained...

Location: Reading, Berkshire, England

For sale under: Public Houses, Restaurants, Bakeries, Bars

  • F/H Price
  • £1,500,000
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COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENT FOR SALE - LONDON ROAD, LEIGH-ON-SEA, SS9 3NA

A terraced two/three storey property under a pitched slate roof with parking to the rear for 2 vehicles, arranged to provide a ground floor shop of approx. 715 sq ft trading as a cafe and let upon a lease at £7,431.84 per annum and...

Location: Leigh On Sea, Essex, England

For sale under: Investment Properties, Retail Space

  • F/H Price
  • £395,000
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Womens Clothes Shop In Slough For Sale

Situated in Main shopping area of Slough in Buckinghamshire - Excellent parking facilities - Surrounded by densely populated residential area with schools and other local amenities. - Commercially thriving area. - Area enjoying much...

Location: Slough, Berkshire, England

For sale under: Clothes Shops, Ladieswear Retailers, Clothing Alterations, Fashion Accessory Shops, Miscellaneous businesses

  • Asking price
  • £40,000
  • Annual T/O
  • £260,000
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RETAIL PREMISES WITH WORKSHOP / STUDIO AND 2 / 3 BEDROOMED FAMILY HOME AND...

* Retail premises with two feature bay windows and flag stone flooring * Having been subject to much refurbishment during current ownership * 2 x workshop / studio areas * Two / Three bedroomed family accommodation over two floors, with...

Location: Holsworthy, Devon, England

For sale under: Retail Space, Workshops, Art Galleries, Potters and Pottery Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £229,950
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GIFTS & GREETINGS CARDS

Quality GIFTS & GREETINGS CARD outlet, desirable SIDMOUTH, occupying what is considered one of the best trading positions in this sought after EAST DEVON coastal town, nestled amongst national retailers, just off market place, close to the...

Location: Sidmouth, Devon, England

For sale under: Gift Shops, Card Shops, Soft Furnishing Shops, Fashion Accessory Shops, Art Galleries

  • L/H Price
  • £39,950
  • Annual T/O
  • £106,676
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Post Offices

LOCAL POST OFFICE AND FULLY LICENSED CONVENIENCE STORE in Huddersfield for Sale. Very well presented Post Office and convenience store occupying a prime position which is passed by thousands of cars every day. This is a popular shop that...

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Post Offices, Office Space

  • L/H Price
  • £59,950
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Garden Centre & Horticulture

LANDSCAPE GARDENING BUSINESS Operated Throughout West & South Yorkshire. An opportunity to acquire this EXCELLENT GARDEN MAINTENANCE AND LANDSCAPING BUSINESS working within West and South Yorkshire and serving a large, regular, clientele...

Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Garden Centres/Nurseries, Other Agricultural Businesses

  • F/H Price
  • £65,000
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Cafe & Sandwich Bars

CAFÉ TEA ROOMS in Market Weighton for Sale. Very popular café tea rooms ideally located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The business is being reluctantly sold due to ill health and gives the purchaser an excellent opportunity to really...

Location: York, North Yorkshire, England

For sale under: Bars, Sandwich Shops, Cafes

  • L/H Price
  • £29,950
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TRADITIONAL POST OFFICE

Bolton. PO Salary £25,000pa. WT £1,300. Village location. Enviable local reputation. Two storey terraced property. First floor currently let. Freehold or leasehold options available. Bus & Prop £220,000+SAV

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

For sale under: Card Shops, Model Shops, Post Offices

  • F/H Price
  • £220,000+sav

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.