What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will start your day by picking up your bread order from the warehouse and then proceed to deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: evaluating and creating an order of product needed for the shelf, pull the order from your inventory, receive the order through the back door, and then fill the order to the shelf.
What are the current average sales and gross income for this route?
Currently this route averages $8,561 in weekly sales, and grosses $84,583 per year in commission. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you are paid by commission. This route currently receives an average of 19% commission of its gross weekly sales of $8,561 ($1627 per week).
How much can I make?
$1627 per week is the routes weekly average! This number can be increased, by supporting the company’s promotions and up selling within your designated territory. Route values can also be increased by new accounts opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
Yes, the company will finance roughly $93,000 for 10 years. At an approximate interest rate of 9.5% with good credit and 10.5% with bad credit. Additional qualifications require no bankruptcies or felonies. Down payment for the remaining balance requires a certified cashier’s check. If more financing is needed you can review additional Financing Options Here.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle maintenance, handheld maintenance, insurance, and a route payment if you finance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $212 per week or $11,024 per year in expenses/overhead (route payment if financing not included).
What type of insurance do I need?
Typically a single owner operator of a route distributorship will need commercial insurance for their delivery vehicle and business liability insurance. Owners with multiple employees will need a multiple vehicle policy and worker’s compensation. Routes For Sale now offers discounts on insurance! Through our size and volume, we have partnered with some of the largest insurance brokers in the nation to offer the best rates.
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What type of vehicle do I need?
The current owner runs this route with a 2007 Ford E-350 14′ Box Truck (165k miles) that is available for purchase if needed for $9,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. When considering an additional truck purchase, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $84,583 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $11,024 gives you $73,559 in net income or cash flow.
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
All route sales are determined by a ratio based on a weekly sales average. The selling price of this route is $149,000 based on a weekly sales average of $8,561; you come up with a selling ratio of 17:1.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
No, you do not have any out of pocket expenses when purchasing your inventory. You are however responsible for any inventory that cannot be accounted for through your sales. As long as you run the business as it is designed to operate, you will not have any out of pocket expenses or losses.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product?
Freihofer’s Bread gives full credit for stale and damaged product. HUGE!
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Bimbo Bakery. In turn the company agrees to promote and assist you in growing your business. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner has another business opportunity to invest in.
Where is the warehouse located?
You will pick up your bread order in the mornings in Millbury, MA.
How many accounts does the route have?
Currently there are 6 accounts that include: Roche Bros, Hannaford, Target, Star Market, Price Chopper, and Stop-N-Shop.
Do I get paid full commission when something goes on sale?
When the company discounts an item for store promotions, you are paid full commission on the discounted selling price.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 2 years. Route has been established for many years prior.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Distributors work 5 days a week, taking Wednesday’s and Sunday’s off. Average hours are from 4am-11am. New owner may start between 4am and 5am. Current owner prefers to work early hours between 2am-10am. Price Chopper requires distributors to fill product to the shelf on Wednesday and Sunday (no delivery required). Current owner pays someone a small fee to do this.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. It is our recommendation that you hire or train someone for additional time needed off. Additionally there are previous distributors for hire that are familiar with route distributorship type businesses.
What is required in order to qualify for purchase?
Typically, most company routes or distributorships will require you to attend an interview for approval from the company, background check, and in most cases require the buyer to form some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation. This not only protects the company, but also ensures protection of your business. If you need help forming this, we recommend that you Form A Corporation Here.
What else should I know?
Freihofer’s Bread delivers many well known name brand quality products, and has been GROWING with its aggressive marketing efforts! Freihofer’s Bread routes are currently the highest demanded distributorships… Don’t hesitate on this one! Large territory with plenty of growth opportunity! Located only 1 mile from the warehouse. Very Minimal overhead and expenses! Financing available with an estimated $56k down! Priced to sell at $149,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
In order to provide New Buyers with as much information as possible we have put together a quick overview of the industry. Learn More About Arnold & Freihofer Bread Routes Here! For additional Consulting Services with one of our route specialists Request A Consultation Here.