One World Fine Foods has just announced it will soon be offering franchise opportunities to California and other parts of the country. Founded and created in San Diego in 2004 by Michael and Bibiana Bulloch, One World Fine Foods is a specialty neighborhood natural food and product market located in downtown San Diego. With a vision to become the leading brand of ?Neighborhood Natural Markets," One World's unique franchise concept hopes to provide a food service system never before offered on a franchise basis. It combines the characteristics of a convenience market with a healthful product and service offering all situated in a small and efficient footprint and operates within a proven, solid food service niche. The operation requires only 2,500 to 4,000 square feet which is perfect for an urban, mixed-use development that combines dense daytime population and neighborhood residents, like their flagship store.
"Our location in downtown San Diego has been met with overwhelming positive response since the opening. We've been welcomed by the community as a neighbor," said Michael Bulloch. "Not only is One World the right concept at the right time, but the 6th & Cedar location has proven that our demographic and lifestyle studies pinpoint the right locations which match unmet demand in the marketplace with our fresh, novel offering. Those same analyses point to many other areas of opportunity in California and beyond."
The timing for being involved in the healthful products business could not be better. Specialty food (including gourmet, international, naturals and organics) is the largest growth segment in the nation?s food industry according to the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. Between 2002 and 2004 sales of specialty foods rose 16 percent in all grocery stores, with specialty food stores enjoying a nearly 20 percent increase in their sales. In addition, as of 2002, 44.9 percent of the adult population in the United States had purchased organic products with 22.5 percent of the population shopping exclusively for natural products. The One World business model is based on grass roots, health related factors that fit these changes in American society, including a return to the diversity and variety and the trend to healthier eating with increasing public awareness of nutrition and fitness.
"Today's consumers are educated and their food consumption preferences are evolving rapidly. Older and younger customers alike seek out products and services that are more than just a purchase - that are assets adding energy and vitality to life," said Bulloch. "One World is truly a unique business opportunity that awaits those who are qualified, properly capitalized, and share our passion for helping others achieve their optimal lifestyle."
One World Fine Foods plans to officially announce its franchise offering in the next few weeks.
About One World Fine Foods - Conveniently Natural and Naturally Convenient
Founded and created in San Diego, California in 2004 by Michael and Bibiana Bulloch, One World Fine Foods (oneworldfood.com) is a specialty neighborhood natural food and product market. With a vision to become the leading brand of ?Neighborhood Natural Markets, One World Fine Foods combines culture, community, and responsibility with fine foods all geared toward supporting a healthy lifestyle full of vitality. It's a place to meet neighbors and learn about nutrition and health; a place to listen to international music, attend a healthy lifestyle seminar, or discover local fitness and health care services. Its shelves are stocked with carefully selected food items from around the world, high quality organic foods, fresh produce, vegetarian, vegan, natural foods, vitamins and more. It has a relaxing neighborhood environment where patrons can enjoy a break with a wholesome sandwich or sip a cup of gourmet coffee. Deli menu items include: fresh baked goods in the morning, and sandwiches, soups and salads throughout the day. These prepared foods along with the coffee and juice bar, cater to local residents leaving or returning from work and local business employees who stop in for breakfast, lunch, or an early dinner. One World Fine Foods also gives back to the community by regularly supporting local charity causes and by promoting recycling to minimize impact on the environment. The flagship store, which also will serves as the franchise training facility, is located at 1631 6th Ave. in San Diego, on the ground floor of a condominium complex. In the near future One World Fine Foods will offer franchise opportunities in other parts of California and around the world.