Richard's is now franchising.

Founded in SW Florida in 1979, Richard’s Foodporium has grown to become a leader in neighborhood natural foods and shopping convenience. Over the last 34 years, we’ve built the brand from a handful of stores to become the first and ONLY natural and specialty foods franchisor in the country.

Today, consumers increasingly rely on the advice, product choices and personal touch they get at their local, trusted neighborhood retailer. Richard’s has won numerous local and national awards, from “Best Natural Foods Store” to “Best Independent Chain Retailer” in the nation. In positioning itself for growth, Richard’s has developed a management team with 165 years of experience, a new décor package that has won raves from consumers, created powerful brand imaging and marketing programs, strengthened its vendor relationships and purchasing power, as well as added integrated Point of Sale technology that allows reporting equal to that of larger mass grocers around the country.

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Why Richard's?
Exclusive Niche
Richard’s Foodporium offers the ONLY franchise opportunity in the thriving $112 billion natural & specialty foods industry in the country. You’ll enjoy security, independence & limitless potential running your own business in a recession-resistant industry. Richard’s Foodporium offers a truly unique combination of differentiating factors through its décor package, product mix, private label products, efficient footprint, marketing, brand image, neighborhood locations, operational systems and highly skilled Management Team.

Risk Minimized
With 30 years of experience and proven success, we provide proven systems and guidance that can help you avoid painful and costly mistakes. Our franchise program is structured to help you start up quickly and minimize the many risks involved in business ownership.

You will become completely prepared at every level of operation through Richard’s intensive franchisee training program. Even if you have no prior experience you’ll become thoroughly versed in retail operations, the natural foods industry and its products. You will receive comprehensive pre-opening training, as well as on-going business management, staffing and marketing training. Additional tools include detailed operations and product training manuals covering proven best practices plus ongoing assistance from experienced industry veterans that will give you an opportunity for success that you wouldn’t have if trying to establish a new business on your own.

Our team of professionals is one of the main reasons we’re so well prepared to expand our horizons and open our concept to franchising. No strangers to innovation and creativity, operational processes, consistent improvement, as well as research and development, our staff is there for you at every stage as you open and operate your very own Richard’s Foodporium location.

Economies of Scale
Through decades of building supplier relationships, experience in negotiations, and its own affiliate distribution center, Richard’s is able to bring you the benefits of better buying power on top selling items. You can be more competitive because the savings are passed directly on to you.

Richard’s has a strong brand presence supported by coordinated, professional marketing programs that are designed to encourage word of mouth, customer loyalty and foster positive community relations. The marketing program includes local and regional advertising, demographic targeting techniques, in-store signage, promotions, gift cards, a customer loyalty and “rewards” programs, outbound direct mail, internet advertising and more.

Site Selection, Floorplans and Merchandising Plan-O-Grams
Richard’s team assists you at every level, from site selection, lease negotiation, floorplans and design elements, to merchandising and location build out as you get started in your own local franchise. Our guidance on merchandising your store’s optimized core set and inventory of products using our Plan-o-gram software delivers a valuable benefit that many companies do not offer.

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