Convenience Stores for sale in Barnsley

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 Unbelievable, as I've saved hundreds on agents fees, by doing it myself. 

Anjam Hussain (Jun 2017)
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Leasehold Price: £24,950 Price Reduced Annual Turnover: £190,000 Annual Net Profit: £6,000
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Business Description
The business has many footfall generating lines and is situated in a very busy part of a town centre. Lotto on-line and scratch-cards, external cash-machine, alcohol, cigarettes and newspapers bring a constant flow of customers. Credit and debit cards taken.

Kitchen fitted to local authority standard but presently unused (UPDATE DEC 2018; fresh-cut sandwiches to be reintroduced Spring 2018) , superb Arneg refrigeration. display shelving, CCTT, alarm and display freezer only 4 years old together with twin Epos system and stock storage freezers and fridges.

Trading only Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am to 1 pm to service College and University with over 8000 students 200 yards away.

The business premises are on a secure, long-term lease with regular break clauses, £10,750 PA, rates free.

The main sale is of high-margin soft drinks, confectionery and crisps for College / Uni students and staff. Cigarette sales are supported with a full display-compliant unit and the business has cigarette manufacturer incentive schemes rewarding display and availability.

Other customer groups are office workers in the nearby Town Hall, accountants, solicitors, estate agents and other professional and administrative staff. There is also a church and sales to flat-dwellers and families. These customers use the shop for milk, lunches and "distress grocery items" such as washing up liquid and bin bags as well as CTN lines. There is a high level of passing trade in cars at all times of the day.

The business has a small, simple to operate newspaper delivery business, 6 days, no Sundays. We service the best newspaper orders in Town including the Central Library and other public sector bodies. This is not a central part of the business, however, bringing in about £150 per week and so could be dispensed with if required (no redundancy payments needed).

During term-times the business turns over approx. £5,400 inc VAT plus Lotto sales of approx. £700 - £900 per week. Margin on latest accounts 24% ex Lotto. PayPal is available if required: fitment not persued by present owner.

The business owner had already changed career; working full time in a nearby city for the past 2 years. The business is run by two staff with the owner maintaining an almost "hands off" management.

This business offers serveral options to a committed owner. It is modestly profitable with the present pattern of openings and goods offered, allowing an owner to add the business to a portfolio of other concerns or to semi-retire. There is a huge potential to offer hot and cold to go to the thousands of students and other workers. Also early evening and longer weekend openings would boost alcohol and other sales.

The business is stable and slowly growing but could do far, far more in the right hands.

UPDATE, NOV.18 2017

A well established local competitor to us has sadly had to close down due to a legal dispute with their landlord. The business on Shambles Street, Barnsley sold goods similar to us and had traded from the location for over 30 years: not their fault they closed but reduced competition and a sales increase for us has followed.

UPDATE DEC 28. 2107

We have had one definite "under-bid" and had several "interested but at a lower price" buyers. In order to complete the sale we have now lowered the price to £29,500 for the business.

UPDATE 13.1.2108

The business has secured the exclusive rights to sell tobacco products from Gawith Hoggarth, the manufacturer based in Kendal, Cumbria. Already the chance to sell legally a tobacco product in a 12.5 gr size at a low price has attracted attention from new customers. This will develop over time as new lines are added.

Please note: Gawith Hoggarth support only one retailer in any location, allowing for high levels of attention from the rep and use of free display equipment.


At the end of March 18 out Dalton's Business advert lapses and we will develop the firm ourselves. Any viewers who said they were contacting our Solicitors should do without delay. Anyone wishing further viewings please contact me..
Trading Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, Sat 8:30 am to 1 pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays Closed

Number of Employees: 1-5

Tenure: Leasehold

Support & Training:
Sincere and open-ended commitment to help the business transfer and then go forwards. I live in the Town and can help with advice by arrangements.

Location Details:
Opposite University site, close to Town Hall, major car parks, on a main route into town, plentiful on-street parking.

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