Business At A Glance
Startup Costs: $10,000 – $50,000
Online Operation? No
The bland produce shops of days gone by withtheir less-than-appealing display methods, boring interiors and limitedproduct selections are quickly being replaced by what are now called’Produce Boutiques.’
A sheep in wolf’s clothing, perhaps, but today’sproduce shops are specifically catering to consumers that have in largebecome more health wise and want a relaxing shopping experience. Manyproduce shops now offer customer services such as a juice bar and anarea to sit down and relax with your favorite fruit or vegetable andread the paper. This is the type of retailing business that must belocated in a densely populated urban center to thrive. Fewer cars andmore walk-by foot traffic are key location considerations. Furthermore,as a method to increase profits, be sure to establish supply accountswith restaurants and catering companies that are seeking the bestproduce available to prepare for their valued customers.