Author: jamescarmour

Tennessee Wholesale Route

Price: $179,900 – Annual Sales: $166,000

Tennessee wholesale route with existing, established customer base and suppliers. There are approximately 75 accounts primarily between the Nashville, TN and Cookeville, TN areas. The owner distributes a wide variety of supplies for floral shops, wedding/event locations, etc. Items include containers, ribbons, baskets, glasses, ceramics, plastics, foams, hard goods and other decorative items.

Gross sales for 2018 totaled roughly $166,000. Operating costs will vary from owner to owner depending on travel costs but the current owner netted approximately $66,000 or 40%. The current business can be operated in approximately 30 hours per week which allows for a very flexible schedule or growth potential for a motivated owner.

The current owner is in the Cookeville area but you do not have to be located there. As long as you can get to the customers and provide adequate service then you can live wherever you like and choose your own schedule. Two weeks of training and transitional support provided by the owner. Remaining inventory at time of sale, estimated at $2,000, will be transferred to the new owner. Delivery vehicle is a 2005 Ford Transit with approximately 89,000 miles at time of listing.

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Raleigh Bread Route for Sale

Price: $150,000 – Weekly Sales: $8,475

Raleigh bread route with established customers including Harris Teeter, Food Lions and Sam’s Club. The route owner has exclusive distribution rights for a number of brands including Thomas’, Arnold, Entenmann’s, Sara Lee, Boboli and Ball Park. The warehouse facility for product pickup is located in Morrisville, NC. 

The owner of this route is paid commission for all sales on their route. Commission rates vary from product to product but average approximately 16.5%. The route is averaging $8,475 per week in sales which generates approximately $1,400 per week in gross earnings. The route owner is also paid an additional $50 per week for advertising (wearing Bimbo apparel/truck wrap logo). Operating costs will vary from owner to owner but are primarily gas, insurance and vehicle maintenance. 

Full training will be provided by the current owner and company. Flexible schedule with deliveries made M, W, Th, F, and Sat. Light merchandising is often done on W and Sun. A 2003 Ford E350 box truck is also included with this route. Protected sales territory and plenty of growth potential for a motivated owner.

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Vermont Wholesale Route

Price: $135,000 – Weekly Sales: $11,225

Vermont wholesale route with exclusive distribution rights for Snyder’s, Cape Cod, Wise, Hannaford’s private label and various other products. The route owner is responsible for ordering, delivering and stocking product at established grocery retailers in the area. Current accounts include Hannaford’s, Shaws and Maple Fields. Warehouse facility is located in Rutland and the accounts are primarily in the Middlebury area. 

The current route owner is averaging $11,225 per week in sales over the last 52 weeks. The route owner is paid varying commission depending on the product. After accounting for the commission and any promotional/sales discounts, the owner generates a gross income of approximately $1,600 per week. Operating expenses vary from owner to owner and primarily consist of gas, insurance and maintenance. The current owner nets approximately $1,360 per week or $70,700 per year. 

Financing is available for qualified buyers…estimated 5% down payment required. Full training will be provided by current owner and company. The schedule is somewhat flexible although does require deliveries between 5am and 3pm. The current owner takes Wednesday and Sunday off, working 6:30am – 3pm the remaining days. Ford E350 delivery vehicle is being included in the purchase.

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