Greengrocers for sale in Stoke-on-Trent

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Peter Webber (March 2014)
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Freehold Price: £315,000 Price Reduced Turnover: £93,634 Gross Profit: £25,712
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Mount Pleasant Post Office. The business was originally established in this location in the 1940’s. Our client first took over the store in 2004 but is now looking to sell the business due to the desire to focus on other interests.

The store runs as a town post office that offers a range of services including MoneyGram. The shop also sells a range of confectionary products, greetings cards, newspapers and ice cream. The business generates a healthy turnover from its services and products of around £94,000 per annum with a gross profit of 28%.


The business generates an annual income from the following services-

Lottery: £20,800 per annum

News Sheet: 18,200 per annum

Post Office Salary: £14,000 per annum

We feel that the overall turnover could be increased in several ways. One way would be to extend the opening hours. Opening longer hours allows for maximising sales. A delivery service could also benefit the business. A newspaper round and fresh fruit and vegetables could be a good hit.

Included in the sale is owner’s accommodation. This is a three bedroomed premise perfect for a family, looking to relocate. The premise is located in a lovely village that has a great community feel. There is no competition in this village so there is always trade. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to see the full potential of this post office.

Mount Pleasant Post Office is located in a residential area of Mow Cop, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire.

The business is situated in the picturesque village of Mow cop which is a small residential village with a mix of housing and a few businesses. The store receives a generous amount of trade from the locals in the area. Close by is a pub, hair dressers and several other independent businesses.

Close by to the business are several bus stops, these have daily routes to surrounding towns. The closest A-road is the A34 which is approximately just a 2 minute drive away. The A34 runs from the centre of Manchester down through the town over to Walsall. The closest major town is Stoke-On-Trent which is a 20 minute drive.

The business is prominently situated in an elevated position. There is a large drive and a garden to the front of the property. The store is well-signed and this is clear to passing trade. At the side of the property is a garage for storage.

On entrance you are welcomed by the long counter that runs across the shop. There is perimeter shelving and several fridges and a freezer.

Equipment included in the sale is as follows-

Ceiling fan



Lottery terminal

Newspaper racking beneath

Generous wrapping area

Cigarette gantry

Perimeter shelving

Glass topped ice cream freezer

Two glass fronted chillers

Post office counter to the rear of shop with window to rear

Living accommodation

Newly fitted kitchen

With window to rear and door to side. Good range of base and wall units in a light beech effect with black worktop, tiled splashbacks, slate effect flooring, stainless steel double oven and ceramic hob,1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink with Monobloc tap, radiator. There is space for table and chairs.


Newly decorated with window to front, feature fire place with inset electric fire, radiator.

First floor

Master bedroom, generous double with window to front and built in wardrobes.

Bedroom 2

Good sized double with window to front and radiator.

Bedroom 3

Smaller double with window to rear and radiator.

Family Bathroom

With white 3 piece suite, tongue and groove timber ceiling, halogen spotlights, window to rear.

A wooden gate leads to the rear garden which is secure behind hedging and mainly paved with an elevated seating area which is a real sun trap during the summer months.

We are advised the business is being sold as a Freehold opportunity.

The business is opening hours-

Monday - Friday: 6:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday: 7am – 1pm

Sunday: 7:30am – 1pm

The business is run and managed by our client with the help of family members.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £94,000 per annum.

Gross profit 28%

Lottery: £20,800 per annum

News Sheet: 18,200 per annum

Post Office Salary: £14,000 per annum

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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