What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include grocery stores and cash accounts usually starting in the morning hours. Your responsibilities will include the following: Evaluate 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 for this route?
Currently this route averages $7,800 per week or $405,600 per year in sales. 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 20% of its gross weekly sales of $7,800; $1,560 per week.
How much can I make?
$1,560 per week is the routes gross weekly average or $81,120 per year. 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 stores opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation.
Can I finance the route?
Third-party related financing may be available assuming buyer meets the lending criteria. As of December 2021, term lengths for 3 / 5 / 7/ 10 years are available. Interest rates are set by the lender and conducive with the market. All routes require a down payment at minimum of 10-15%. This required amount would need to be paid prior to closing. This information, and the terms of the route loan program, is subject to change.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: (route payment if you finance), fuel, vehicle maintenance, handheld computer, and insurance (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance through the company). The current owner estimates $207 per week or $10,764 per year in operating expenses (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 workers’ 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?
The current owner services this route using a 2016 Chevy W3500 Box Truck (112k miles) that is available to purchase as a separate transaction. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo 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 $81,120 per year, minus your yearly expenses of $10,764 as mentioned above gives you a net of $70,356 per year.
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 $240,000 based on a weekly sales average of $7,800; you come up with a selling ratio of 30.8:1.
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?
Pepperidge Farm offers an allowance for stale and damaged product. HUGE!
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a contract to represent Pepperidge Farm. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is retiring.
How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?
Currently there are 24 accounts. The location of the accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a Non Disclosure Agreement.
Do I get paid full commission when something goes on sale?
Yes, this is one of the rare companies that will pay you full commission on the sale price of an item regardless of the discount it is being promoted at. In other words if an item goes “Buy One, Get One Free”, you are NOT working for half commission.
How long has the seller owned the business?
The current owner has owned this route and territory for 41 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
The current distributor works as needed to service customers. Distributor currently services accounts 5 days a week, taking Wednesdays and Sundays off. New buyers may be required to submit a business plan outlining service levels.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As a 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, you can network and hire distributors with previous route experience at RouteReliefDrivers.com. Route Relief Drivers is a nationwide network that allows independent route distributors and vacation relief drivers to connect with each other. Each party negotiates its own terms and compensation.
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 form an 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?
Pepperidge Farm is an aggressive company and GROWING year after year! This route has well established accounts and there is plenty of room for growth! Priced to sell at $240,000! Third-party related financing may be available with an estimated $36,000 down! Early hours allow great flexibility and freedom of personal time. 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 Pepperidge Farm Routes Here!