Rocklea, QLD 4106
Last updated: 19th September 2020
Listing ID: 2147
- 340.0m2 Floor area
Brisbane Markets Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Business
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR SALE BY TENDER
A rare opportunity exists to acquire a Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Business with both premium Sales Floors and Warehouses within the recently upgraded Brisbane Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Wholesale Markets to suit:-
• Local Family Owner/Operators
• Farming Co-operatives seeking a wholesale outlet
• International businesses seeking an Australian base
• Fruit & Vegetable Distributors
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) - the owner of Queensland's only central fruit and vegetable market, the Brisbane Markets. The Brisbane Markets are the State's most important centre for the marketing and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables. Recently BML recorded annual trade in excess of 550,000 tonnes of produce valued at more than $1.045 billion.
This long-established, well-respected business has been in operation for some 22 years and is both Quality Assured and HACCP Approved. Growers for speciality lines are sought Australia Wide with selected imports occurring. Enormous potential exists to further develop aspects of this business including:
• both Importing and Exporting opportunities.
• extending Local Distribution within the hospitality industry.
• new and exciting products.
• introducing processing and packaging.
Brisbane Market premises are leasehold. The sale could be for the business as a going concern with premises or premises only.
- 2 Sales Floors on separate leases
- 2 warehouses on separate leases
(Leases may be purchased separately.)
Two fully insulated, lockable sales floors are in a premium position within BML's central courtyard. These bays, on separate leases, are larger than average - each measuring 170 square metres with an enviable 6 metre frontage each. Additional external display space is available during selling hours in front of the section and on the back dock. The sales floor includes sales, display and packing areas, and office.
There are 6 separate temperature controlled areas to cater for different product requirements. The main cold room is equipped with 3-pallet-high racking.
Above the sales floors there are the mezzanine floor offices consisting of 3 separate office spaces. These are fully equipped with desks, chairs, horizontal and vertical filing cabinets, printers computers etc. The office space could be subleased if not required.
The central position of the business provides easy access to the BML Administration Building, other warehouses and the Market Cafe from the back dock.
Also available are 2 adjoining, fully insulated warehouses with a total internal floor area of 570 square metres. In addition to a pallet racked dry storage area there are 2 separate Fast Cool Cold Rooms, a larger cold room and a 26 pallet fully insulated cold room/ freezer that cools to -18⁰C. This fully enclosed freezer room could easily be converted into a processing room. The warehouses are on two separate leases and may be purchased separately from the sales floor.
A variety of sales floor/warehouse equipment is also available including forklifts, pallet jacks and stainless steel storage and shelving.