Pepperidge Farm Cookie Distributorship - Route For Sale
Pepperidge Farm Cookie route for sale $335,000! Financing with an estimated $62k down! Currently grossing $416,000 in sales and nets $72,800. Distributorship and protected territory is purchased through Pepperidge Farm. Pepperidge Farm currently distributes it's well known brands of Goldfish Crackers and Milano Cookies to select grocery stores (also known as route sales). Popular grocery stores and retail outlets included with this route, but are not limited to Publix, Wal-Mart, Sweetbay, and Winn-Dixie's. This is truly an INCREDIBLE Opportunity! Invest now before these are out of reach! Territory for this route includes the St. Pete, Florida area, and its beaches.
Frequently Asked Questions:   Price: $335,000   Cash Flow: $72,800   Financing: Yes   Listing: Sold
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. After servicing your accounts for the day you will proceed to the warehouse to pick up additional product for deliveries the following day.
What are the current average sales for this route? Currently this route averages $8,000 per week. 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 20% of its gross weekly sales of $8,000 ($1600 per week).
How much can I make? $1600 per week is the routes weekly average or $83,200 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? Yes, financing is available for $273k assuming a credit score of 650 or higher for 10 years at 7%. The remaining balance you will have to put down in the form of a certified cashier's check. Note: Minimum credit score of 500 required for financing. Your credit score will determine how much you need down. If more financing is needed you can review additional Financing Options Here.
Why are Pepperidge Farm Cookie Routes priced higher than all the others? For several reasons, 1) You work about half the hours compared to a typical bread route. 2) You are purchasing the rights to the trademark, as well as the rights to a distributorship and a "protected territory." 3) Product has much longer codes and requires less maintenance. 4) You are paid full commission regardless of the sale price. 5) Company recognizes the high value of its business model and is willing to finance 70-80% of the cost. Make no mistake; there is NOT a more prestige company in route sales than Pepperidge Farm.
What are my expenses and overhead? Expenses include, but are not limited to: route payment (if applicable), computer payment of $12.50 per week, gas, 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 through the company). Note: Pepperidge Farm supplies all display material, and computer paper at NO cost to you.
Who is responsible for damaged or out of date product? Pepperidge Farm offers an allowance for stale and damaged product. HUGE!
What type of vehicle do I need? The current owner runs this route out of a trailer that is NOT included with the route purchase. 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 $1600 per week, minus your weekly expenses of $200 or $10,400 per year your net is $1400 per week, or $72,800 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 $335,000 based on a weekly sales average of $8000; you come up with a selling ratio of 42:1
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 contract to represent Pepperidge Farm. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling? Distributor wants to retire.
Where is the warehouse located? Product is picked up in Pinellas Park.
How many accounts does the route have? Currently there are 6 Publix's, 5 SweetBay's, 1 Winn Dixie, 1 Super Walmart, and 5 cash stops, for a total of 17 accounts.
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 25 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work? The current distributor works as needed to service customers. Service hours for most accounts range from 3am-9am. New buyers may be required to submit a business plan outlining service levels.
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 the current owner is willing to cover vacations from time to time.
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.
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!
What else should I know? Pepperidge Farm is an aggressive company and is motivated to improving sales year after year! Priced to sell at $335,000! Hurry these routes are in demand, and are the most coveted routes in the industry... You will not find a distributorship with a more SOLID contract! Pepperidge Farm routes are rarely available for purchase... This route has increased $60k in equity just in the last year! 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 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.