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Despite a fair bit of negative comment on this thread, I do think the OP's primary market it likely to be expats, especially Brit expats, and perhaps BandB's and other businesses catering to Brits with British themes. Perhaps also Aussies, Kiwis and Americans etc. Breaking into the 'French' market, whilst certainly not impossible, would I think require a fair bit of effort. What the OP really needs to do is look into all the regulations etc. (or maybe he already has).

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Despite a fair bit of negative comment on this thread, I do think the OP's primary market it likely to be expats, especially Brit expats, and perhaps BandB's and other businesses catering to Brits with British themes. Perhaps also Aussies, Kiwis and Americans etc. Breaking into the 'French' market, whilst certainly not impossible, would I think require a fair bit of effort. What the OP really needs to do is look into all the regulations etc. (or maybe he already has).
I agree with what you have said EH and it can work, it does work and a success of it can be made as has been seen from the links I posted but research research research in the areas where you (as in the collective you, not you personally EH) would like to make a success of it to see if it's viable and practical.
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Actually, I just saw an article today claiming that the big market these days is for "vegan sausage." No idea what that is made from. And not all that much interest in finding out.

But hey, it might be an interesting business idea.

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Actually, I just saw an article today claiming that the big market these days is for "vegan sausage." No idea what that is made from. And not all that much interest in finding out.

But hey, it might be an interesting business idea.
This is something I've never understood, along with veggie or vegan burgers that taste like meat or minced beef that isn't but tastes like it, ok I understand why they don't want to eat real meat because of their beliefs in how animals are sentient beings etc etc and that's their prerogative to be free to choose but why would they in that sense want to eat things that taste like them? I don't get it.



It's probably made from fungi.
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I agree with what you have said EH and it can work, it does work and a success of it can be made as has been seen from the links I posted but research research research in the areas where you (as in the collective you, not you personally EH) would like to make a success of it to see if it's viable and practical.
The problem you have got in France is that hairdressers, mechanics, plumbers etc etc struggle to make a living because of taxation and everything else.

My hairdresser owns his shop and is near fully booked during the week. He charges 22 euros for a cut. So he is making 22 euros every half hour...6 days a week.

I think he has to cut hair for free for one and a half days before he starts making a money.

So you would need to sell quite a volume of sausages to make money....which ain't going to happen in the areas of the OP has chosen.

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and perhaps BandB's and other businesses catering to Brits with British themes. P
That is a fair point, never considered that

Shame though to come to France and have a fry up for breakfast. What is the point of that

BUT, this idea would actually work catering for Brits in Ski resorts. If you were based in the Rhone Alpes area in easy reach of a few ski resorts, you could supply Brit run hotels, B&B's, chalets, Brit pubs etc. There are thousands of them. I'm sure they all serve 'fry ups' for their loverly 'British is best' clientle. They are the sort of types that would scoff at a pain au chocolat for breakfast and prefer a fry up.A fry up will sort their hangovers out

So where do these places get their sausages and bacon from ? That is the question

I took my kids to London last year and they had a fry up for breakfast. My daughter threw up half and hour later. So I am not sure it would work for the French.


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That is a fair point, never considered that

Shame though to come to France and have a fry up for breakfast. What is the point of that

BUT, this idea would actually work catering for Brits in Ski resorts. If you were based in the Rhone Alpes area in easy reach of a few ski resorts, you could supply Brit run hotels, B&B's, chalets, Brit pubs etc. There are thousands of them. I'm sure they all serve 'fry ups' for their loverly 'British is best' clientle. They are the sort of types that would scoff at a pain au chocolat for breakfast and prefer a fry up.A fry up will sort their hangovers out

So where do these places get their sausages and bacon from ? That is the question

I took my kids to London last year and they had a fry up for breakfast. My daughter threw up half and hour later. So I am not sure it would work for the French.
How old is your daughter and was it a full fry up, which is more than sausages or bacon?

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How old is your daughter and was it a full fry up, which is more than sausages or bacon?
She is 12 going on 20.

If was a buffet type breakfast where you help yourself.

Anyway OP.

On reflection, I think your idea would actually work supplying sausages and bacon to Brit run businesses in ski resorts. You have thousands of potential customers.

Base yourself near Grenoble and go for it.

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So where do these places get their sausages and bacon from ? That is the question
Places like this ?
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... or cheap from Denmark...

I do see potential but there is competition and ski resorts are a seasonal market. I think you would need another string to your bow.

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I do see potential but there is competition and ski resorts are a seasonal market. I think you would need another string to your bow.
I think you would actually sell enough sausages and bacon over the winter season to survive the summer. I guess you would spend your summer making the sausages and bacon for the winter. I have no idea.

You will not get a larger concentration of Brits (and other nationalities) in France than in ski resorts during the winter. And to be fair, a nice cooked breakfast before you go skiing is better than a croissant. Sad but true.

I see a potential.

Base yourself within easy access of all the ski resorts. Go and see the hotels, bars, chalet companies and find yourself some customers. I bet these people go through sausages and bacon like nobodies business every week.

Build a delivery network across all the Brit resorts and you will be quids in....I reckon.

I came back from Alpe Du Huez a couple of weeks ago and the resort was 70 % British.

There were probably 2000 Brits staying that week all hungry for sausages, bacon and bake beans methinks. Especially after the amount they drink.

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