Jim Span, Business Broker
The Chase Group
1902 Wright Place, #200
Carlsbad, CA, 92008
Profitable Dairy Ice Cream Route Distribution for Sale
Asking Price: $ 169,000
Location: Temecula, CA
Down Payment: $ 169,000
Total Sales: $ 820,000
Discretionary Earnings: $ 173,000
This is a great opportunity to own your own highly profitable dairy and ice cream route distribution operation serving independent grocers, mini-market and sundries business clients. Serving a diverse Southern California market in growing communities there is much growth upside to this business. The company has a strong client base with many in the multi-year tenure category.
The owner operates his own vehicle and currently has no employees. There is also a refrigerated trailer that is included. The business is home-based but the vehicles are parked at a vendor lot where they have access to electricity in order to keep the refrigerated vehicles chilled until put in use.
Ideal candidates are self-starters who want to make a lucrative living serving other businesses with high-demand product that has a shelf life, so it’s also a high-turnover product requiring constant sales. The company covers a territory spanning from San Bernadino (N) to Temecula (S), Pomona (W) to Desert Hot Springs (E).
Inventory:Not included in asking price
Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FF&E):Included in asking price
Facilities:N/A – home based
Competition:The market is competitive, but the business has advantages with specialized products and strong client loyalty. There are approximately 80 current clients, and average ticket sales show the business is diverse. Also, several of the key vendor/suppliers serve to protect the owner’s service territory, making new entrant competition a very difficult proposal.
Growth & Expansion:The current owner is running the business on auto-pilot. He routinely refuses new account inquiries, and there are plenty of extra work hours available to add new accounts. The addition of a second vehicle and driver would definitely grow the business significantly.
Support & Training:4 weeks @ 32 hours / week
Reason for Selling:Moving out of state