Flowers Bread Route distributorship for sale in the Bel Air, Maryland region for $130,000! Company related financing with an estimated $55,000 down! Currently grossing an estimated $427,232 per year in sales and nets $69,478! Distributorship and “protected territory” are purchased through current independent distributor and contracted through Flowers Baking Co. Flowers currently distributes its well-known brands of Nature’s Own, Sunbeam, Cobblestone Bread, Butterkrust, Dave’s Killer Bread, and much more! This route has 17 accounts and delivers to popular grocery stores. Plenty of growth opportunity! A truck is included. Turnkey business backed by a publicly traded company on the NYSE!
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 sell and deliver product to existing accounts that include popular grocery stores and convenience 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 $8,216 in weekly sales, and profits $83,310 per year in gross income. Income documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor, distributors are compensated by how much product they purchase from the bakery versus what they sell. This route currently averages $8,216 in gross weekly sales and profits an average of 19.5% ($83,310 yearly or $1,605 per week).
How much can I make?
$1,605 per week is the route’s weekly income 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, company related financing for an estimated $75,000 for 10 years. Additional qualifications require a background check (no 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: route payment (if you finance), fuel, vehicle maintenance, warehouse fee, handheld maintenance, and insurance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $266 per week in expenses/overhead or $13,832 per year (Note: Expenses represent a cash purchase and do not account for finance payments if requiring a loan to purchase).
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. Request Your Free Insurance Quote Here.
What type of vehicle do I need?
Included in the purchase is a 2010 Ford E350 Box Truck (189k miles). Estimated value is $7,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers. When considering additional vehicle lease or purchase, Routes For Sale recommends Bush Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $83,310 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $13,832 gives you an estimated $69,478 in net income or cash flow yearly.
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
Route valuations are determined by using a ratio based on the weekly sales average of the business. The selling price of this route is $130,000 based on a weekly sales average of $8,216; this places the business at a selling ratio of approximately 15.8:1. Sellers may use different valuation methods based on fair market comparable sales, but typically the weekly sales average is used to determine the selling price.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
The distributor is compensated based on product they purchase and sell from the bakery. Note: The distributor does not incur out of pocket expenses when purchasing the 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?
Flowers gives credit for stale and damaged product based on a percentage of the weekly sales.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a distributor agreement that lays out the relationship between the parties, obligations of each party, and describes the distribution rights that the distributor owns.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is retiring.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 17 accounts that include grocery stores. The location of the accounts and the warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 4 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Flowers does not require a set work week. Customers service requirements for the distributor will vary from account to account. Flowers’ interest is that customers are serviced according to customer service requirements.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. In most cases, there is a qualified “go to” person who is familiar with the company’s routes through networking with other distributors. Another option is to hire or train someone for additional time needed off.
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?
Flower’s produces many well-known name brand quality products, and has been GROWING with its aggressive marketing efforts! Route is recession proof, and located in a solid, stable, productive area. Bread routes are currently the highest demanded distributorships. Turnkey, start making money the week you take over! Backed by a publicly traded company on the NYSE! Company financing available with an estimated $55,000 down! Priced to sell at $130,000! !Contact Us About This Route Here!
Disclaimer: Routes For Sale is a Broker that brings buyers and sellers together. Routes For Sale does not represent, or is not affiliated with the company the distributorship is being offered. All agreements are made between the buyer and seller and not Routes For Sale. It is the prospective Buyer’s duty and obligation to verify the accuracy of the Seller’s representations and if necessary retain attorneys, accountants, business appraisers, or other professionals. The representation of income is based on a current 52 week sales average generated by the efforts of the current owner. As with any business you can make more or less.