Turnkey Mission Tortilla Route. Training & Trailer Provided. High Vol.
REAL ESTATE INCLUDED
Diamond Springs, CA
Price: $150,000 – Weekly Sales: $13,120
This listing is for a Mission tortilla distribution route with a price of $150,000. The owner distributes snacks and related products to major grocery retailers, convenience stores and other accounts. The accounts are primarily in Placerville, Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills. This route is currently averaging $13,120 per week in sales volume. The route generates approximately $2,000 per week in gross commissions based on an average 16% commission rate. Commission rates can vary depending on product/store.
The distribution rights and protected territory are purchased through the current route owner and contracted through the product manufacturer. This route has major retail accounts including Walmart, Safeway, Raley’s and Forklift/Nugget stores. This is a turnkey wholesale distribution route opportunity with consistent sales volume and support from a name brand food manufacturer. Full training will be provided.
WHAT ARE THE DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROUTE OWNER?
The route owner is responsible for servicing their customer base and ensuring that product is well stocked and maintained for the consumer. Route owners will order, deliver and stock product accordingly. The current owner works Monday-Friday with approximately 30 total hours required. Merchandising work is necessary on the weekends but can be easily outsourced. The current owner has a merchandiser that they pay to service the accounts on Saturday and/or Sunday. The route owner will work with company and account management teams to ensure that sales are being maximized and there are no service or inventory issues.
This route is currently averaging approximately $13,120 in weekly sales volume. With an average commission rate of 16% the owner generates $2,000 per week in gross commissions. The sales volume can be confirmed through sales reports/invoices. Sales reports and other information can be provided once we receive an NDA submission.
Typical expenses include fuel/gas, vehicle insurance, vehicle maintenance, commercial liability insurance (often added on to vehicle policy), returns and handheld/printer/warehouse expenses. The current owner estimates $450 per week in route operating expenses. Operating costs will vary from owner to owner depending on a variety of factors.
Two additional accounts are planned for this territory…a Costco and a Grocery Outlet. Generally most routes have growth potential both within the current accounts or by adding new customers to the route. The route owner can work with current accounts and company managers to maximize sales volume. New accounts such as independent grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospitals and other accounts could potentially be added to the business as well. The company sales managers do provide support with these growth efforts.
Third party funding may be available for qualified buyers (680+ credit score, clean credit history, etc)
VEHICLE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT
The current owner will include their enclosed trailer that they use for deliveries
The current owner has agreed to provide full training to the buyer. In addition to training from the current route owner, the company will provide some assistance when possible and will always provide administrative/sales support. The manufacturer wants their route owners to be successful so you will have a solid support system behind you.
The route owner simply needs to make sure that their customers are taken care of, inventory is being managed properly, and sales are being maximized. The current owner typically works 28-32 hours per week from Monday-Friday.
Owning a route means that you are an independent owner/operator/contractor. You are ultimately responsible for the success of the route operation and you will need to find route coverage if you are sick or on vacation. Most route sellers and existing owners have a coverage person whose contact information they can share. Otherwise you are free to train someone to run your route while you are unavailable. It can require some effort and coordination to setup time off…but it does provide a lot of flexibility once you have a person or two that can cover your route operation when requested.
PURCHASING PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS
Route buyers will have an opportunity to meet with both the current route owner and the management team at the company. You will need company approval to purchase the route. Credit checks and background checks may be necessary as well. Most companies are requiring that route owners have an LLC or corporation so that they are personally separated from the business. The incorporation process is relatively straightforward for most states and can typically be completed through your state’s secretary of state/business registration website.
REQUEST MORE INFORMATION
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