Flowers Bread Route - Indian Trail, Charlotte, North Carolina
Flowers Bread Route distributorship for sale $168,000! Only $98k down! Currently grossing $461,656 per year in sales and nets $71,604! Distributorship and "protected territory" are purchased through independent distributor and contracted through Flowers Bakery. Flowers Bread currently distributes it's well known brands of Bunny Bread, Nature's Own, Cobblestone Mill, Sunbeam, Butterkrust, Tastykake, Mrs. Freshley's, Blue Bird, and much more! This route delivers to popular retail outlets such as (but are not limited to), Harris Teeter's, Walmart, Bi-Lo, Rite Aid, Burger King, and more. Invest now while these are still cheap! Territory for this route is located in the Indian Trail, suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina area.
Frequently Asked Questions:   Price: $168,000   Cash Flow: $71,604   Financing: Yes   Listing: Sold
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 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 and gross income for this route? Currently this route averages $8878 in weekly sales, and grosses $86,424 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% of its gross weekly sales of $8878 ($1662 per week).
How much can I make? $1662 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 $70,000 for 10 years. 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: route payment (if you finance), fuel, insurance for your vehicle, and liability insurance for your business (Note: route payments vary for each distributor, depending on how much money you put down verses how much you finance). The current owner estimates $285 per week in expenses/overhead or $14,820 per year (route payment if financing not included).
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product? Flowers Bakery gives credit for stale and damaged product equal to 10% of your weekly sales.
What type of vehicle do I need? The current owner runs this route with a box truck that is not included with the purchase of the route. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or trailers.
What is the Gross vs the Net income? The gross income for the route is $86,424 per year, minus your above mentioned expenses of $14,820 gives you an estimated $71,604 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 $168,000 based on a weekly sales average of $8868; you come up with a selling ratio of 19:1
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.
Do I have to sign a contract? Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Flowers 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 wants to take a leave of absence.
Where is the warehouse located? Located in the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina.
How many accounts does the route have? Currently there are Harris Teeter's, Walmart, Bi-Lo, Rite Aid, Burger King, Market Express, 2 Nursing Homes, and a Rock Store BBQ. for a total of 9 accounts.
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 8 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, early morning hours are required. On average distributor works from 3:30am until 12pm.
What about vacation time or personal days? Flowers currently offers vacation packages that can be purchased for time needed off for up to two weeks per year. For additional time needed off, in most cases 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? Flowers Bread delivers 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... This is the closest route to the warehouse... Owner has minimum overhead in driving and fuel expense (only 20 miles per day). Plenty of additional growth opportunity in the downtown area. Financing available. Hurry this won't last long! Priced to sell at $168,000! 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 Flowers Bread Routes 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 Sellerís 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.