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Snack in the Box Franchise

Low cost chocolate franchise. Snack in the Box franchisees deliver Mars and Walkers confectionery to vending machines and boxes within businesses.

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At a Glance

Established: 1995

UK Presence: Over 70 franchises

Start Up Cost: £20,000

Min personal contribution: £20,000

Development type: Single-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

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Snack in the Box...
Delivering more than just snacks

Snack in the Box not only delivers top quality snacks to the workplace but delivers a dynamic and successful franchise system to franchisees.

With our partnership with Mars and Walkers, our franchise partners cover their own local territory of business clients, providing their vending machines or snack boxes with chocolate, crisps, snacks and cold drinks.

Part of the Uvenco UK vending group, one of the leading and largest vending companies in the UK, we provide you with an established brand, years of franchise experience and our expertise of the industry.

If you want to be part of our reputed brand, we would love to hear from you.

To find out more, why not request our FREE and non-obligatory franchise prospectus - click here.

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Our franchise package

With Snack in the Box, you can rest assured that our franchise package is tried-and-tested; with a network of around 85 franchisees and Full membership of the British Franchise Association for 19 years, we feel this speaks for itself.

In franchising with Snack in the Box, you receive:

  • The benefit of our partnership with Mars using their brand in all areas of business and stocking the UK's favourite confectionery brands at preferential prices.
  • A home-based franchise with no hassles of renting separate premises to run your business
  • Full initial- and ongoing training and support both in-house and in the field to keep your business performing
  • Regular weekly cash income from Day One
  • 100% of your territory sited from Day One - income generation from the start
  • Additional Sales Support Free of charge in your first year – Which will provide incremental and replacement customers
  • Initial Stock – Which will greatly assist with your initial cashflow
  • Fixed management services fees - not a % of your profits - to aid your cashflow planning
  • Online business tracking tool to monitor how your business is performing
  • Strong head office support in key areas such as IT, sales and marketing, vending expertise, vending product information and new product notifications and a dedicated Account Manager to help grow your business

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How much would I invest in this franchise?

  • Minimum investment of £20K*
  • Your should have a further £2K available for working capital
  • Van not included - we can offer suggestions as to a suitable van

*We have strong relationships with all major banks, who can lend 50 – 70% of the costs, dependent upon your financial history.

What's involved?

You will be responsible for a local territory of customers which are workplaces such as offices, showrooms, factories, warehouses, retail outlets etc.

Each customer has a vending or snack box on their site which you refill, ensure is presentable and working properly, and then remove the cash takings. In order to maximise your investment, you should be available to work Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm.

Would I be suited as a Snack in the Box franchisee?

This franchisee opportunity would suit someone who is:

  • Customer-service focused: Our best franchisees develop great relationships with their customers and enjoy providing them with a service that customers appreciate
  • Self-motivated and good at time-management
  • Excited about being their own boss and reaping the rewards of their hard work
  • Willing to follow a set franchise system and put in the hours to get the most out of their investment
  • Fit and healthy – as you spend a good proportion of your day on your feet
  • Unafraid of maintenance and upkeep – although no technical or engineering skills are needed, it is ideal if you are handy with a screw driver or happy to clean machines to keep everything in prime condition.
  • A competent driver with a full driving licence

Interested and want to know more?

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Case Studies

Case Study
Father and son run multi-van Snack in the Box business

Andrew Sharpe joined Snack in the Box in August 2016 and initially serviced the Ayrshire and South Glasgow area. He has recently taken the decision to purchase a neighbouring Snack in the Box territory and bring his son, Alan, in to the business. They now operate the business with two vans and have over 180 customers! Read why Andrew chose SITB, what his personal objectives were, why he decided to expand, the challenges he has faced and future plans for their business.

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Case Study
Honesty is the Best Policy for Snack-in-the-Box Franchisees

Snack-in-the-Box began delivering top branded snacks to the workplace almost 20 years ago. While the business has grown into an 80-strong franchised outfit, the very same principles that made its Vending Boxes profitable back in 1997 continue to do so today!

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Case Study
Interview with Steve Barnish, Parts Manager for Snack in the Box

Steve has been part of the Uvenco/Snack in the Box team for over 10 years now in a variety of roles, focusing on the machinery and the technical side of the business. His main role within Snack in the Box is to provide the network with parts and technical support in a variety of ways, achieved with his team of field engineers and the support of the franchise managers.

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Case Study
Interview with Lisa Robinson, Franchisee in Gloucestershire

Lisa and James joined Snack in the Box in July 2016 and now service the Gloucestershire area. They have a number of Vending Boxes and Vending Machine sited in customers.

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Case Study
"I aim for steady growth in customer numbers - there are so many potential customers out there."

Sean joined Snack in the Box in July 2016 and now services the East Anglia area. He has a large customer base of Vending Boxes and a few Vending Machines.

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Case Study
Interview: "SITB are a tried and tested franchise who are members of the BFA."

Ross and Kay joined Snack in the Box in July 2016 and now service the Worcestershire area. They have a number of Vending Boxes, Slimline Machines and Large Combination machines now sited in customer premises.

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Snack in the Box - Continues to build relationships with suppliers

SITB continues to work with its suppliers of confectionery products, to ensure our Franchisees receive competitively priced products and a first class service.

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Snack in the Box continues to 'drive' success with its franchisees!

Using specialist software, Snack in the Box are able to plot the optimum route for franchisees to complete their daily visits. This is just one of the advantages of the Snack in the Box support network that saves you time while maximizing customer engagement!

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Snack in the Box continues it's long standing relationship with Signs Express

Snack in the Box continues it's long standing relationship with Signs Express Over the last 15 years Snack in the Box has been working with Signs Express, who complete all our Vehicle Livery to the highest of standards.

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Snack-in-the-Box is ready for the new one pound coin!

Between 28th March and 15th October 2017 there will be a period of co-circulation where both old and new coins will be universally accepted. From 16th October it is anticipated all round £1 coins will be removed from circulation and will no longer be regarded as legal tender. Snack-in-the-Box has been working with all of its Franchisees to ensure that our Vending Machines have been upgraded to accept the new coins.

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Success for new Snack in the Box franchisee

One of Snack in the Box's newest franchisees, Scott Gleeson, has started with success! He has responsibility for the area east of Birmingham from the city centre out to Solihull and including the area around Birmingham Airport.

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Snack In The Box Franchisees Move To Mars

Prior to Kraft’s high profile buyout of Cadbury, Snack Time PLC had acquired the UK’s leading chocolate vending franchise, Snack in the Box (SITB).

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