BENEFITS OF OWNERSHIP
Tired of the corporate rat race? Have you wanted to start your own business for some time now but don’t know what to do? Do you have a passion for health and fitness and changing people’s lives for the better? If this is you, why not turn your passion into your own business?
READY TO GET STARTED? APPLY NOW!
As a HALT!® store owner, you can expect the following franchise benefits:
- Full Operational Support
- Extensive Training
- Protected Territories
- Ongoing Rep Support
- Marketing Assistance
- Free Graphic Design
- Site Location Assistance
- National Promotion Campaigns
- Cutting-Edge Brands
- Hundreds of Exclusive Products
- Purchasing Power
OUR PASSION FUELS OUR GROWTH
Our HALT!® business model focuses primarily on franchisee-operated HALT!® stores providing consumers with the right tools to achieve their health and fitness goals. We are passionate about helping people make important lifestyle changes to become healthy, happy and fit. As a result of our ongoing efforts to put our franchisees and their customers first, we are projecting to exceed our goal of having 100 store locations within the next 5 years.
THE TIME IS RIGHT
The supplement industry is booming! In fact, Indians spent more than 2000 crores on supplements last year. According to the leading market authorities on dietary supplements and other natural products, the nutritional supplement industry is projected to top 5000 crores by 2021. The time is right to get involved now!
WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE
We have over 16 years’ experience in the sports nutrition, vitamin, weight-loss, and wellness retail industry. We continuously and thoroughly study the trends and competition variables of this industry to stay ahead of the game. We have developed an extensive network with leading supplement companies, manufacturers and distributors. We are confident that HALT!® stores maintain an edge over the competition. That makes us very proud.
WE MEET THE NEED
Consumer demand for quality products that are affordable and original is at an all-time high. We meet that need with our vast array of premium, cutting-edge dietary and nutritional supplements combined with invaluable brand value and customer experience.
Take the next step to learning more about the HALT!® store franchise opportunity by completing and submitting your Online Application.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Deciding to open and operate a franchised HALT!® store requires careful consideration. We are seeking success-driven, business-minded individuals that have a passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. If this describes you, and you are attracted to the idea of owning your own business backed by the support and experience of a national franchise system, this HALT!® store franchise opportunity may be just what you’re looking for.
Rapidly expanding, the HALT!® store system is one of the fastest-growing sports nutrition, vitamin, and weight loss retail chains today. Over the past 16 years, the officers of HALT!, who opened their first retail nutrition store in 2004, have studied the trends and competition variables of the sports nutrition, vitamin, and weight loss retail industry. Offering unparalleled, individualized customer service, a broad spectrum of high quality, cutting-edge dietary and nutritional supplements from top brands (including exclusive dietary and nutritional supplement SKUs), and a low price guarantee is a mainstay for HALT!® stores’ success. We are confident that HALT!® stores maintain an edge over the competition.
When you become a HALT!® store franchisee, you will become part of a system that provides you with purchasing power, access to innovative product lines, graphic design and marketing assistance and ongoing operational support. Specifically, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of our national buying power with respect to top, cutting-edge industry brands, enabling you to compete with any retail nutrition outlet as well as some of the lowest priced online stores. This is absolutely paramount to the success of any retail nutrition business today. You will also have access to high-quality, innovative, cutting-edge, exclusive dietary and nutritional supplement skus at better pricing than those sold through other independent retailers or through mass-market online stores. Our affiliate product and brand developers are steadfast in creating new products that are, and will remain, exclusive to our HALT!® stores only. In addition, HALT!® store franchisees have access to our in-house marketing and design team at no charge. The online and print marketing campaigns we provide are designed to assist in driving new customers into your HALT!® store. Also, a corporate representative will be assigned to your store at no additional charge to answer your questions and help to steer you in the right direction should the need arise. We are confident that our passion and comprehension of this industry, coupled with the aforementioned benefits, will provide you with tools that you would not have as the owner of an independent nutrition store.
Yes. While you are primarily responsible for locating a site for your HALT!® store, we will offer you assistance in the site selection process and ultimately approve sites that conform to our general guidelines for HALT!® stores. We will give you the option, free of charge, to work directly with our commercial real estate broker, who will utilize consumer profiles and demographic research to assist you in your search. This critical data, coupled with key factors such as location size, visibility, traffic counts, anchor tenancy, co-tenancy, rental rates, lease terms, and competition variables, will allow you to make an educated decision regarding your site selection.
The average store size is approximately 500 square feet. However, we can accommodate just about any size location from 150-2000 sq ft.
Example: The estimated initial investment for a 500 square foot HALT!® store within the area of Chandigarh ranges from approximately Rs 18 lakhs-Rs 25 lakhs. This range includes a one-time initial fee, three months’ rent, lease, utility and security deposits, design and architectural fees, leasehold improvements, furniture and fixtures, signage, a computer system, professional fees, equipment, business licenses and permits, initial inventory (ranging from Rs 10 lakh – Rs 15 lakh), the costs of attending orientation training, insurance, miscellaneous operating costs, and other initial start-up expenses. The initial investment for a new HALT!® store will vary based on factors such as the location of your HALT!® store, specific cost structure and current relevant market conditions, how well you follow our methods and procedures, your management skills, your business experience and capabilities, local economic conditions, the local market for our products and services, the prevailing wage rates, competition, and sales levels and the rate of sales growth that you are able to achieve during your initial phase of business operations and thereafter. That said, To be considered for a HALT!® store franchise, you must have immediate access to the funds needed to cover, at a minimum, the estimated initial investment
We do not directly provide financing, but we would be happy to introduce you to lenders who specialize in small business finance
Yes. Our experts will guide you through the entire process of building out and setting up your HALT! store. Once your location has been selected and approved, we will set up a timeline of events that will end with the actual grand opening of your HALT! store. Rest assured, your hand will be held through this entire process.
Yes. Please complete and submit the online application and be sure to note on the application the name of your existing nutrition store, along with the city and state the store is located in. A representative will be in contact with you to discuss the details of this opportunity.
Yes. We offer an extensive, 2-week orientation training program for 2 attendees free of charge. This program will cover everything you need to know in order to properly operate a HALT!® store.
Yes. In addition to the 2-week orientation training program, we may offer continuing education programs on matters related to the operation or promotion of your HALT!® store and will make our personnel available to you for ongoing consultation. In fact, prior to your HALT!® store opening, you will be assigned a team leader who will be your primary contact and will be responsible for assisting you in the ongoing operations of your HALT!® store.
Yes. Our extremely talented and experienced in-house graphic design and marketing team is here to assist our HALT!® store franchisees with their design and marketing needs. We have a vast library of pre-designed templates for social media, flyers, postcards, print ads, direct mail, email campaigns, posters, vehicle wraps, billboards, banners, yard signs, and more. In addition, our graphic design department can create custom-designed pieces to fit a franchisee’s specific marketing needs. In addition, our user-friendly website, HALT!.in along with national marketing, is designed to drive customers to the HALT!® store network. All the assistance we provide in designing and developing advertising is free of charge.
The three primary characteristics are (1) having a passion for health and fitness, (2) possessing a relentless work ethic, and (3) having a desire to help others reach their fitness goals.
With the population becoming increasingly more attentive to their health and well-being, the interest in proper nutrition, exercise, and supplementation is booming and YOU can be a part of it! Rapidly expanding, HALT!® stores offer consumers unparalleled, individualized customer service, a broad spectrum of high quality, cutting-edge dietary and nutritional supplements from top brands, and a low price guarantee. We call this “The HALT! Experience”. We offer you the opportunity to pursue personal freedom and financial independence by owning your own sports nutrition, vitamin and weight loss retail business, while also reaping the benefits of being part of a proven business model.
Simply complete our online application which will allow us to get to know you a little better. This is the first step of our qualifying process. Once we have received your completed application, it will be reviewed and assuming you have either the capitalization or ability to acquire financing to open a HALT!® store, a representative will be in contact with you via telephone to answer any initial questions you may have that were not addressed on the FAQ page. Rest assured that our objective is to make this entire process a pressure-free experience for you. The opportunity to own a franchised HALT!® store should be exciting and we are here to work with you throughout the entire process. We want you to take as much time as necessary to do your due diligence so you are able to confidently make your decision.
If you think you have what it takes to become your own boss in this fast-growing sports nutrition, vitamin and weight loss retail industry and you have a sincere passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals, then this may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Don’t let it pass you by! When you become part of the HALT!® store franchise system, you are in business for yourself… but not by yourself. Take the next step to learning more about becoming a HALT!® store franchisee by filling out our Online Application.
STEPS TO BECOMING AN OWNER
Review the HALT!® website, including the sections under the ‘Own a Franchise’ tab.
Complete our Online Application which will allow us to get to know you a little better. This is the first step of our qualifying process.
Upon receipt of your application, and assuming you have financially qualified, your application will be reviewed and a representative will be in contact with you via telephone to discuss your level of interest, review the details of this HALT!® store franchise opportunity and answer any questions you may have that were not addressed under the FAQ section.
Following this initial discussion, if you feel that the HALT!® store franchise opportunity with us may be right for you, your application and file will be reviewed by our team for preliminary approval.
Franchise Disclosure Document Review:
If preliminarily approved, you will be sent via email our current HALT!® retail store Franchise Disclosure Document, which should answer any additional questions you may have about owning a HALT!® store franchise.
If after reviewing the HALT!® retail store Franchise Disclosure Document, you wish to continue to proceed through the approval process, you may be invited down to our corporate offices to meet with some of our staff including our COO, store representatives, store support team as well as our in-house graphics and marketing teams for the second part of the qualification process. After visiting our corporate offices, meeting with our corporate team and having had all of your questions answered, your application and file will once again be reviewed and considered for final approval.
Final Approval and Territory Selection:
After reviewing the HALT!® retail store Franchise Disclosure Document, visiting our corporate offices, meeting with our corporate team and having had all of your questions answered, your application and file will once again be reviewed and considered for final approval.
If we provide you with our final approval on your application, the final step in the process will be to sign the HALT!® retail store Franchise Agreement and related documents that will govern the operation of your HALT!® store.