Recession-proof marketplace

Snack distribution franchise Snack-in-the-Box remains bouyant despite the credit crunch as employees continue to enjoy its Cadbury brand product range

A steady stream of discouraging economic news from the media brings with it talk of the dreaded 'R' word. Yet the future looks bright for Snack-in-the-Box, the franchise with the Cadbury factor.

In fact, the current UK economic climate has reinforced the SITB product. Our strength is two-fold. First, we have a great product that is in constant demand. People still prefer to eat crisps, chocolate and drinks at work, regardless of the economic situation. When times get hard, people love to comfort eat and keep some of their little luxuries in life and chocolate certainly seems to be one of them. It's only a 60 pence decision - an impulse buy - it's not going to beak the bank, and that gives us a recession-proof marketplace.

Business is fast-paced, placing new demands on employees. Many are finding that they have less time during breaks to leave the work place to buy snacks or drinks. This pressurised working environment has simply added to the success and made SITB a more desirable service. This is an easy to learn and simple to operate system, with a strong brand and a committed franchisor which is a full member of the British Franchise Association.

The amount of businesses that love our service is incredible. We have customers from all walks of life, including banks, solicitors, vets, tyre services and scrap yards. To be perfectly honest, the service of delivering our high recognition purple self-service boxes packed with goodies, or a slim line compact vending machine, is welcomed literally anywhere people are working. A recession-proof system, combined with a great product and a strong support structure, makes for a winning formula. We are our looking positively to the future.

Reported by: SITB'Director Matt O'Neil


  • Your first 150 customers
  • 265 Self Service Boxes + stock (pre-packed)
  • Corporate clothing & stationery pack
  • Vehicle livery and racking
  • Simple, proven formula
  • Successful 12 year track record
  • Comprehensive support services
  • Easy to learn and manage
  • Weekly repeat Cash business
  • Guaranteed income
  • Customer base in month one
  • PDA plus software

Total Package £23,695 + VAT (Reclaimable)


  • 75 Battery powered vending machines
  • 4 week on-site launch programme
  • Minimum of 50 machines sited and installed
  • Corporate clothing & stationery pack
  • Vehicle livery and racking

Total Package £40,460 +VAT (Reclaimable)