Are you a baker working in the industry who would like to take the leap to own your own business? Ever wanted to give up the office life for the constant sweet smell of baked goods? Perhaps you’d like to get away from the big smoke for a calmer life found in Wairarapa?
The events of last year have inspired many Kiwis to make a change, to re-evaluate what’s important and where they need to be to make the most of life. Here is an exciting opportunity to do just that with an artisan sourdough bakery in Featherston up for sale.
This is the opportunity to purchase a “from scratch” artisan bakery specialising in handmade sourdough and long-ferment breads. The business also makes French pastries, brioche, and handmade gourmet pies. The business holds a unique market niche with customers coming from Wellington to buy these delicious products.
Kiwis are more interested in artisan goodies than ever before. The global pandemic revitalised consumers’ love for ‘made from scratch’ and ‘home-made style’, choosing to by these products for both their nostalgic appeal and natural qualities.
The business was started in 2015 with the aim of helping to build the profile of Featherston as a foodie destination. Busy weekends at the bakery are boosted with synergy from the fresh produce market outside the shop on Saturdays and an artisan cheese shop 100m away.
The ideal buyer would be committed to carrying on the business in the same style that has been successful for the last 6 years.
The shop has an open-plan workspace so customers can see the products being made in a traditional European style, this is particularly on-trend with consumers wanting to support local businesses that are transparent, as well as customers who want a ‘food experience’ when they go shopping, and those wanting to connect with the brands and businesses they engage with.
The business currently employs 4 part-time staff totalling 88 hours. The business has the potential for growth as it is situated on the NZ Cycle Trail in the heart of Wairarapa’s rapidly growing wine tourism industry. The region is also experiencing an unprecedented increase in residential desirability due to being situated on SH2 and the Wairarapa rail link to Wellington.
The shop has the added bonus of having the only car parking area in the strip of shops and the Featherston railway station is a 5-minute walk away. This opportunity would suit:
- husband and wife team
- someone currently working in the baking industry who would like to own their own business
- Someone who wants to get out of the big city and live in a friendly country town
- Someone motivated, a hard worker who wants to grow a business that has a lot of potential
Call Kay on 027 2102 476 or email firstname.lastname@example.org