Alpha Baking Bread Route, Evanston, Skokie, Illinois

Alpha Baking Bread Route distributorship for sale in the Evanston, Skokie, Illinois area for $75,000! Seller financing available with $25,000 down! Currently grossing an estimated $433,944 per year in sales and nets $82,898. Distributorship and “protected territory” are purchased through independent distributor and contracted through Alpha Baking. Alpha Baking currently distributes its well-known brands of Natural Oven, Rosen, and Farmers Market! This route has 15 accounts and delivers to popular grocery stores. The current owner is able to service this route in 4 days per week. For a video presentation of this listing GO HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions:


$ $75,000

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$ $82,898

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Alpha Baking Bread RouteWhat 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 $8,345 in weekly sales, and grosses $93,298 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 21.5% of its gross weekly sales of $8,345 ($1,794 per week in commission).

How much can I make?

$1,794 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?

The seller will finance up to $50,000. Terms to be discussed. However, if you need more, 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, repairs and insurance. The current owner estimates $200 per week in expenses/overhead or $10,400 per year (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 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?

There is no vehicle included in the purchase. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo trailers. If you are considering purchasing, leasing or financing a vehicle you can review additional information here.

What is the Gross vs the Net income?

The gross income for the route is $93,298 per year, minus $10,400 in yearly expenses gives you an estimated $82,898 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 $75,000 based on a weekly sales average of $8,345; you come up with a selling ratio of approximately 9:1.

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?

Alpha Baking gives 16-20% credit of the weekly sales average for stale and damaged product.

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Do I have to sign a contract?

Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Alpha Baking. 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 is pursuing other opportunities.

How many accounts does the route have and where is the warehouse located?

Currently there are 15 accounts that include grocery stores. Location of accounts and warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of an NDA.

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.

How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?

Distributors work 4 days a week, days off vary off. Early morning hours are required.

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, you can network and hire distributors with previous route experience at  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?

Alpha Baking delivers many well-known name brand quality products such as Natural Oven, Rosen, and Gonella! Route is recession proof, and located in a solid, stable, productive area. Hurry this won’t last long! Priced to sell at $75,000! 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.

Alpha Baking
Evanston Illinois United States