This is the only business where you can make money right away... that's what appealed to me.
This is the only business where you can make money right away... that's what appealed to me.
Rene Penate Independent Distributor
In six years, I have increased my profits 25%.
In six years, I have increased my profits 25%.
Jennifer Carver Independent Distributor
Since coming on, it's been very rewarding.
Since coming on, it's been very rewarding.
Paul Brown Independent Distributor
It's my business. I get to write the script and reap the profits from it.
It's my business. I get to write the script and reap the profits from it.
Joseph Sakel Independent Distributor

Owning An Independent Distributorship

Embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and become your own boss!

As a business owner, YOU have control of what you do every day.

Own the rights to sell and distribute products throughout a defined territory.

Distribution

Own the rights to sell and distribute products throughout a defined territory.

Partner with a solid company, national brands, and market-leading products.

Partnership

Partner with a solid company, national brands, and market-leading products.

Operate off a profit margin - this means every product sold increases your earnings.

Earnings

Operate off a profit margin - this means every product sold increases your earnings.

Questions? Check out our FAQs.

What Do I Need To Get Started?

What Do I Need to Get Started?

Owning your own business... sure, it can be hard work. BUT, it can also be extremely rewarding monetarily and personally.

If you're interested in becoming an independent distributor, there are a few items you'll need to obtain prior to purchasing a territory/territories.

 
 

Financing

A 5% minimum down payment is required, and a Flowers related entity can provide financing options (for up to 10 years), or you may elect to seek your own financing.
 
 

Incorporation

Set up a corporation (not LLC) and maintain at least 51% ownership of it.
 
 

Multi-Ownership

As a business owner, you can own multiple territories to increase income and growth opportunities.
 
 

Business Plan

Have a plan to run your business; you are not required to personally operate the distributorship. Many independent distributors hire employees or helpers.
 
 

Transportation

Own a suitable delivery vehicle with an insurance policy that meets bakery requirements.
Financing Incorporation Multi-Ownership Business Plan Transportation

Independent Distributor Testimonials

Flowers is proud to partner with a network of successful independent distributors.

Listen to first-hand accounts as they talk about their businesses.

Our Key Brands

As a potential business owner, you have the ability to represent and go to market with proven brands on day one.

Nature's Own

America's Best-Selling
Bread Brand

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Wonder

An American
Classic

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Dave's Killer Bread'

The Nation's #1
Organic Bread Brand

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Cobblestone Bread Co.

Specialty Inspired
Breads, Buns, and Rolls

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Tastykake

Making Snacking
Fun Since 1914

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Regional Brands
Captain John Derst
Merita
Home Pride
Barowsky's'
Bunny
Sunbeam
Country Kitchen
Butternut