Pepperidge Farm Bread Route Distributorship For Sale – Michigan City, Indiana

Pepperidge Farm Bread Route for sale in the Michigan City, La Porte, and Chesterton, Indiana area for $130,000! Third-party related financing may be available with an estimated $29k down! Currently grossing $356,564 per year in sales and nets $63,479. Pepperidge Farm currently distributes it’s well known brands of bread and cookies to select grocery stores. Distributorship and “protected territory” are purchased through seller and contracted through Pepperidge Farm. INCREDIBLE Opportunity with by far the best name in the route sales industry! Routes continue to increase in value and have been established for many years.

Frequently Asked Questions:


$ $130,000

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Cash Flow:

$ $63,479

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$ Inactive

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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 $6,857 per week or $356,564 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 21.5% (20% on snack items / 23% on bakery items) of its gross weekly sales of $6,857; $1474 per week or $76,661 per year.

How much can I make?

$1474 per week is the routes gross 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 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: fuel, vehicle maintenance, warehouse, handheld maintenance, insurance, and route payment if you finance. (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 $254 per week or $13,182 per year in operating expenses (route payment 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?

The current owner uses a 2006 GMC Box truck (165k miles) for this route and it is included it with the purchase. Estimated $5000 value! Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are box trucks or 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 $76,661 per year, minus your yearly expenses of $13,182 as mentioned above gives you a net of $63,479 per year.

Pepperidge Farm BreadHow 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 $130,000 based on a weekly sales average of $6,857; 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.

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.

Pepperidge Farm Bread Route

Why is the distributor selling?

Owner has a job opportunity he can not pass up.

Where is the warehouse located?

Located in South Bend, Indiana. Can also be relocated to Alsip, Illinois if closer for new owner.

How many accounts does the route have?

Currently there are a total of 10 accounts to include: (2) Walmart’s, (1) Kroger, (1) Jewel, (1) Stacks & Van Til, (1) Meijer, (4) Al’s Stores, and more.

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 less than 1 year. route has been established years prior through company.

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, 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?

Pepperidge Farm is an aggressive company and GROWING year after year! This route includes the computer handheld and vehicle for a combined total of $8,000 in additional assets. Hurry Pepperidge Farm 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… Early hours allow great flexibility and freedom of personal time. Third-party related financing may be available with an estimated $29k down! Priced to sell at $130,000! 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 Pepperidge Farm 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 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.

Pepperidge Farm Bread
Michigan City United States