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New Year, New Career Living Life On The Veg.
If you feel that 2017 is the year to become your own boss then investing in a Riverford Organic franchise offers a safe and rewarding way to take control of your work/life balance.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusFull
  • UK Years Established30 years
  • Current UK Coverage90%
  • Franchisee Support Staff7
  • Personal Investment Req.£12,500
  • Total Startup Cost£24,000
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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New Year, New Career Living Life On The Veg

6th January 2017

New Year, New Career Living Life On The Veg

If you feel that 2017 is the year to become your own boss, then a franchise within the food industry could be for you. Investing in a franchise offers a safe and rewarding way to take control of your work/life balance.

With more and more people concerned about the provenance of their food, the organic market (now worth nearly £2 billion) is on the up. In the last year, organic sales have grown by 4.9%. Riverford’s sales have shown an increase of 8% on the prior year.

Riverford organic farmers was founded in 1987 by farmer Guy Watson and has come a long way since its humble beginnings. It’s now one of the UK’s largest veg box delivery schemes, growing, packing and distributing over 47,000 veg boxes a week to homes and businesses around the UK via their network of franchisees.

The Riverford model is simple: Riverford grow, source and pack the boxes and their franchisees ensure those deliveries reach customers’ homes safely. Working together, they promote the brand, engage with existing customers and encourage new customers to shop with Riverford.

Riverford are looking for like-minded people to get involved. A passion for good, ethically produced food is essential, along with basic business skills, the ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships and the drive and motivation to succeed.

As Riverford are an established brand with a proven, successful business model, franchises provide a secure and steady income from the outset.

Riverford currently have a number of resale territories, ranging in size, available across England and South Wales. Their largest franchises turn over £1 million per year yet there’s still plenty of room for further growth.

Riverford - New Year, New Career
Riverford has proven its success and remained loyal to its ethical values and ethos of ‘good food, good farming and good business’. They are constantly striving to make life easier for both their franchisees and customers, from changing the way they pack their boxes to adding new products, like 100% organic recipe boxes, and providing inspiration and tips for cooking with their fresh and tasty produce, with their new Riverford recipe channel on YouTube.

It really is an exciting time to become a Riverford franchisee and join a healthy market in growth.  Click below to request your FREE franchise information pack


Continued Growth for Organic Market and RiverfordContinued Growth for Organic Market and Riverford

8th February 2018

Business continues to look good for Riverford Organic farmers following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report.

Riverford Invests in New Packaging TechnologyRiverford Invests in New Packaging Technology

11th December 2017

Riverford have introduced new packaging technology which reduces the time franchisees and drivers spend at a customers’ doorsteps.

Riverford Ditches Plastic Nets In Favour Of Biodegradable AlternativeRiverford Ditches Plastic Nets In Favour Of Biodegradable Alternative

30th November 2017

Riverford have ditched plastic nets in favour of a biodegradable alternative made from beech tree pulp.

Riverford’s Nick Kington Celebrates his Successful First YearRiverford’s Nick Kington Celebrates his Successful First Year

23rd November 2017

As Christmas rapidly approaches, Riverford’s Nick Kington is celebrating his first year as a Riverford business owner.

Riverford Celebrates Double MilestoneRiverford Celebrates Double Milestone

22nd August 2017

Riverford Organic reaches two impressive milestones in August 2017.

Riverford Wins at BOOM AwardsRiverford Wins at BOOM Awards

10th July 2017

Riverford celebrates as founder, Guy Watson, is named Best Organic Farmer at the BOOM Awards.

Riverford celebrate 30 years of Business at Annual Franchise ConferenceRiverford celebrate 30 years of Business at Annual Franchise Conference

6th July 2017

Riverford Organic marks 30 years since founder Guy Watson began growing veg on his parents’ Devon farm.

Riverford’s Newest Team Raring To Live Life on the Veg!Riverford’s Newest Team Raring To Live Life on the Veg!

5th June 2017

Grant Hughes and Elizabet Caminade-Lavault are the latest franchisees to join Riverford’s network of veg box delivery teams.

Riverford Raises Awareness Through The Veg FundRiverford Raises Awareness Through The Veg Fund

16th May 2017

Riverford's The Veg Fund scheme works in partnership with local schools, charities and other organisations to help them raise money.


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