12th June 2017
It’s a big month for Riverford franchisees, Andrew Wilson and Susan Taylor, who are not only celebrating their 10th year anniversary as franchise owners but also a big business development.
A neighbouring franchise recently came on the market offering the couple an opportunity to expand their territory for the second time. Originally delivering to Bradford and Harrogate, they first extended deliveries into Halifax and have now added the Leeds and Wakefield areas to their delivery network.
"Due to the resounding success of the Harrogate, Halifax and Bradford areas, when this opportunity came up, we jumped at it."
The expansion will provide them with an additional 30% business growth. When Andrew and Susan first invested in a Riverford franchise, they were delivering 50 veg boxes per week; now they are delivering up to 800 boxes per week. They’ve gone from an owner driver operation to a team of five drivers.
Both have come from families who grew their own produce, which cemented their belief that fresh and organic is best. This also lead them to starting up their own business within the organic industry.
"Riverford ticked all the boxes for us; organic, great quality fresh produce, minimal packaging and great customer service. We thought, we can do that! So we did. A decade on and we haven’t looked back."
8th February 2018
Business continues to look good for Riverford Organic farmers following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report.
11th December 2017
Riverford have introduced new packaging technology which reduces the time franchisees and drivers spend at a customers’ doorsteps.
30th November 2017
Riverford have ditched plastic nets in favour of a biodegradable alternative made from beech tree pulp.
23rd November 2017
As Christmas rapidly approaches, Riverford’s Nick Kington is celebrating his first year as a Riverford business owner.
22nd August 2017
Riverford Organic reaches two impressive milestones in August 2017.
10th July 2017
Riverford celebrates as founder, Guy Watson, is named Best Organic Farmer at the BOOM Awards.
6th July 2017
Riverford Organic marks 30 years since founder Guy Watson began growing veg on his parents’ Devon farm.
5th June 2017
Grant Hughes and Elizabet Caminade-Lavault are the latest franchisees to join Riverford’s network of veg box delivery teams.
16th May 2017
Riverford's The Veg Fund scheme works in partnership with local schools, charities and other organisations to help them raise money.