Become a franchisee

Anchor franchise business opportunities

The Anchor brand is over 125 years old. We deliver Anchor Milk to over 60 territories nationwide, which are all franchised.

Our Anchor Milkmen are our local heroes. They’re a big part of who we are, and help us ensure we deliver only the freshest milk to your town.

Did you know that Anchor franchisees are the market leaders in the sales and distribution of milk products and beverages throughout New Zealand?

Are you interested in becoming an Anchor franchisee?

Are you smart, a people person with solid business skills, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves for a bit of hard work, especially if it gets you to where you want to be, with your own business?

No specific qualifications are required however you will ideally have an all-round understanding of the operation and dynamics of a business.

Sales and or distribution experience is an advantage but not essential. Our successful franchisees have most likely derived from either owning their own business or managing a business with similar skills derived from involvement in the corporate sector.

An understanding of the franchise model and excellent customer service skills are advantageous.

Our existing franchisees have a wide variety of qualifications and experience, which is a reflection of the wide-ranging skills and challenges required by the business. They operate in a highly competitive dairy and non-dairy beverages and food market with changing consumer needs.

Anchor franchisees service three main customer groups:

1. Independent shops and dairies
2. Factories, schools, cafes and restaurants
3. Service stations, catering companies, and on-behalf businesses
Our Franchisees in non-metropolitan areas may also service key supermarkets
The mix of customer groups varies between franchise areas, just to keep things interesting and dynamic

What investment do you need to make?

Depending on the business performance and location, typically $500,000 – $800,000 + bond and working capital is required. You will also need to purchase assets such as vehicles.

The Anchor franchisee system will provide you with support, knowledge, and a network of like-minded business owners. Our agreements cover a ten year term, with rights of renewal based on performance.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to explore then we’d love to hear from you