Starting a Sweet Shop

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: May 2017
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Sweet shops stock a range of confectionery, including traditional boiled sweets, chewing gum and chocolate. Many specialise in retro or unusual sweets and some also supply gift hampers, party bags for special events and wedding favours.

Sweet shops typically trade from traditional retail premises or from local market stalls and increasing numbers trade online.

Retailers such as sweet shops are subject to legislation relating to registration of premises, food safety, weights and measures, and health and safety in the workplace.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a sweet shop, but does not cover the sale of tobacco; for more information about this, see BOP120, Newsagent. This profile provides information about starting up and running a sweet shop. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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