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Stihl Shop is a nationwide network of independent, locally owned specialist outdoor power equipment retailers. Every Stihl Shop is operated by friendly approachable people who are passionate about outdoor power equipment. Full training and on-going support. Sites with real growth potential available across NZ.

Investment required: from $400,000

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Carpet CourtArrow

New Zealand’s largest flooring retailer. The size of the Carpet Court Group means that Carpet Court Franchise Partners benefit from the advantages of scale when it comes to all aspects of business, including buying power, marketing, product range and other business support services.

Investment required: from $250,000

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Pack & Send New ZealandArrow

Pack & Send move and handle local and international freight through a network of retail stores with a professional custom packaging service. A one-stop shop for retail and business customers. We are looking to grant franchises to those who are prepared to embrace our 'no limits' culture.

Investment required: from $210,000 + gst

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The electric bike business is growing rapidly with thousands of Kiwis switching to e-bikes for transport and recreation. is New Zealand’s only nationwide e-bike specialist retailer. We are looking for people with passion and ambition to partner with us to grow the network in key locations around New Zealand.

Investment required: from $25,000

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New Zealand’s largest garden centre chain established in 1958. Offering both metropolitan and provincial opportunities. Serious business opportunity for motivated and capable business person/s. Growth market.

Investment required: from $350,000

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Palmers PlanetArrow

Like the truly successful garden centres of Europe, Palmers Planet is as much a destination as a retail store. This is an amazing opportunity for a business person looking for a new challenge.

Investment required: from $1m

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Para RubberArrow

Iconic New Zealand retailer dominating the market in sales of foam, foam mattresses, rubber, including mats, and the iconic Para pools. Looking for energetic people serious about customer service and looking to build a successful business through determination. Opportunities available in South Auckland and Dunedin.

Investment required: from $150,000 - $250,000

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Liquorland is New Zealand's premium liquor franchise with over 115 stores nationwide. If you are a customer focussed retailer with a passion for our industry, now is an exciting time to join us.

Investment required: from $400,000+

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Speed Queen Laundry SystemsArrow

Enjoy true passive income with a Speed Queen self-serve laundromat. With our turnkey service, you’ll be up and running in your own profitable business in no time, backed by the worlds’ oldest and largest manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment.

Investment required: from $75,000

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Basic Listings

Stirling SportsArrow

We play to win by delivering world-class retail experiences, inspired by sport, executed with style. Stirling Sports will provide all the training and support to build and sustain your business. Opportunities available throughout New Zealand. Retail experience is an advantage but not essential.

Investment required: from $340,000

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Think WaterArrow

Think Water is Australasia’s leading network of independently owned irrigation water services solutions with nearly 50 stores. We specialise in the design and implementation of the most water efficient irrigation and water management programs for clients.

Investment required: from P.O.A

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New Zealand’s premium specialist bedding and bedroom furniture retailer with a focus on superior customer service, top brands and expert advice. Looking for motivated owner operators passionate about selling and providing a high level of customer service.

Investment required: from $50,000

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You don't need to be an optometrist to enjoy the amazing financial and professional rewards of running your own optical business, you just need strong business acumen and the ability to motivate and manage a sales team.

Investment required: from P.O.A.

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At Colourplus, we've got your style. Your local store offers all the inspiration, expertise and advice you need to turn your decorating dreams into reality. With 30 stores nationwide, offering a range of top quality paint, wallpaper, curtains, blinds, giftware and decorating accessories.

Investment required: from $200,000

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NZ Post Retail AgencyArrow

One of NZ's largest retail networks. We offer our communities a wide range of postal and bill payment services for consumer needs for personal and business needs.

Investment required: from P.O.A.

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Guthrie BowronArrow

The number one home decorating franchise in New Zealand, specialising in paint, wallpaper, custom-made curtains and blinds, flooring and decorating tools. Franchisees benefit from an established name, a strong support system, central purchasing negotiation and active national advertising campaigns.

Investment required: from $250,000

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Cash ConvertersArrow

Looking for an exceptional return on your investment? look no further than our new look Cash Converters and you will see we're not only New Zealand's favourite place to buy and sell, we're also the world's largest second-hand dealer and the market leader in short term credit services. Cash Converters has more than 700 stores internationally so you'll be buying a tried and tested, well respected brand.

Investment required: from $650,000

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Mister Minit Arrow

Mister Minit is a shoe repair, key cutting and engraving business franchise specialising in corporate giftware solutions. Franchises are currently open to existing Mister Minit team members who are fully trained in the business. Franchise opportunities will be available in the future for outside recruitment.

Investment required: from P.O.A.

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Swimart Pool & Spa ServicesArrow

Australasia's most experienced chain of pool & spa specialists. Swimart commenced business in Sydney in the early 80’s and since that time has grown through the provision of expert friendly advice and superior customer service to be the market leader in the pool and spa service sector.

Investment required: from $50,000

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Poolwerx Arrow

Award winning opportunity. Well known for its creation of the world’s first structured career path in franchising enabling franchisees the opportunity to grow within a single marketing area or develop a million dollar business with multiple vehicles, retail stores and marketing areas.

Investment required: from $98,800 + GST

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Helloworld TravelArrow

helloworld travel is New Zealand's fastest growing travel brand. Winners of the NTIA Best Travel Brand 2018, combined with national marketing and service awards, helloworld offers our franchise partners best in market returns, and the opportunity to share our passion for travel with your community.

Investment required: from $150,000

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Smith's Sports ShoesArrow

Smith’s Sports Shoes’ biggest strength is the relationship between franchisor, franchisee and suppliers. What you can expect from the Smith’s team includes integrity, fun, and profitability. We focus on team building and provide support and training. Seeking people with vision, great attitude and communication skills.

Investment required: from $200,000

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Paper PlusArrow

The largest stationery and books franchise system in Australasia. Committed to remaining a vibrant and integral part of the New Zealand retail scene. Grown to over 120 member stores nationwide with a combined sales turnover approaching $125 million a year and it’s still growing.

Investment required: from $400,000

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Super LiquorArrow

With 130+ branded stores throughout the country, we are represented in many local communities, delivering to them real value and true convenience. We are New Zealand’s most trusted liquor brand offering market leading terms of trade and innovative national advertising and marketing programmes.

Investment required: from $250,000+

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Night 'n Day FoodstoresArrow

The Night ‘n Day Foodstore franchise, New Zealand’s leading convenience store chain offers group buying, uniformed image, full staff training, assistance in shop layouts and designs, profit reports, assistance with staff rosters, group advertising and full accounting facilities. New sites and conversion of existing businesses welcomed.

Investment required: from $400,000

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Harrisons Curtains & BlindsArrow

Own your own interior design business. Fully supported franchise opportunity available from Harrisons Curtains & Blinds. We are now looking for individuals with a natural sense of flair and style who are considering owning their own business, backed by an iconic Kiwi owned brand.

Investment required: from $70,000

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Specsavers New ZealandArrow

Specsavers New Zealand are leading optometrists and eye-care specialists.

Investment required: from $10,000 - $400,000

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Master Licences


PoolWerx, the Australasian leader in swimming pool and spa after-market retail and service are seeking a NZ master licensee. We have 18 marketing areas available for sale. You will need to demonstrate your business development skills, people leadership, and be brand and sales focused. Capital required to finance acquisition of the master franchise and development of your own retail store in Auckland.
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Other Listings

Baby On The MoveArrow

Specialising in rental and sales of baby and toddler car seats and other products.

Investment required: from $120,000

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Beds R UsArrow

Join NZ's largest independent bedding group. Franchise opportunities available with full support.

Investment required: from $POA

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Bin Inn Retail Group Co-operativeArrow

Co-operative of nationwide wholefoods and speciality grocery stores. No previous experience required.

Investment required: from $110,000

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Books & Gifts DirectArrow

Books and gifts sold directly from lunchrooms and receptions.

Investment required: from $25,000

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Footloose ShoesArrow

Need a passion for fashion and the desire to own your own business.

Investment required: from $200,000

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Podium Podiatry & FootwearArrow

Recognised and respected as New Zealand’s leading provider of podiatry and footwear solutions.

Investment required: from $275,000+

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Saddlery WarehouseArrow

New Zealand's leading equestrian retailer. Supplying all the items needed for the horse and rider.

Investment required: from $230,000 - $460,000

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Shoe ClinicArrow

Shoe Clinic is NZ’s leading sports footwear retail store. Proven system.

Investment required: from $120,000 - $280,000

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Storage BoxArrow

The preferred storage specialists in New Zealand, providing storage solutions to customers.

Investment required: from $100,000

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Take NoteArrow

Over 60 stores throughout New Zealand, all of which are locally owned and operated.

Investment required: from $300,000

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The Christmas Heirloom CompanyArrow

Providing high quality, luxurious Christmas decorations. A profitable seasonable business.

Investment required: from $60,000 incl. stock

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Join New Zealand’s largest independent toy retailing group.

Investment required: from $200,000 - $500,000 site dependent

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