At Bimbo Canada, our goal of mutual growth and success is rooted in a business philosophy that is driven by a unique core values system. We are very proud of our franchisees and distributors for helping us feed Canada. We are made by Canadians for Canadians!
You are at a huge advantage with Bimbo Canada:
- We are the country's largest and oldest commercial bakery in the country, feeding Canadians delicious and high-quality baked goods and snacks.
- We are owned by the world's largest baking company.
- We produce a high-demand product that is part of almost every household's daily needs.
- We have strong relationships with retailers such as Sobeys, Metro, Wal-Mart, Save-On-Foods, Safeway, Costco, and Food Service customers such as A&W, Harveys, and Burger King.
- We have a state of the art ordering tools that help predict seasonal and everyday ordering patterns.
- We have a proven track record of great business stability.
- We embrace growth by delivering continued product innovation in our snacking and sweet goods categories.
- We offer an in-house financing program.
Is a Bimbo Canada Franchise Right for You?
Personality, people skill, business management, and grocery or delivery experience are fundamental aspects of owning a Bimbo Canada franchise.
If you answer yes to all of the questions below, then a Bimbo Canada franchise may be the right for you.
- Do you have unencumbered funds (which are not borrowed and does not serve to guarantee another loan) of a minimum of $30,000?
- Do you have at least two (2) years of commercial grocery, selling, DSD, or business experience?
- Do you have a clean credit report?
- Do you have a clean driving history?
- Do you have a clear criminal record?
- Do you have a full Class 5 Canadian license?
- Are you a citizen or permanent resident of Canada?
- Are you a very early-morning person?
- Are you planning on operating this route yourself and investing 60 or more hours a week for your business?
- Do you love our bread, snacking, and sweet goods products?
What does owning a Bimbo Canada Franchise Entail?
Owner/Operator Business Model - the owner/operator model at Bimbo Canada is truly unique. Bimbo Canada franchisees are far more than delivery people. Our franchisees are intensely driven business people focused on building their businesses and driving growth within their customer accounts. It takes roughly one year to understand and learn the seasonality and ordering patterns of the business. After the one-year mark, some of our franchisees choose to invest in additional business and start to train employees as part of their infrastructure to assist them in their growth initiative.
Primary Focus - the main focus is to manage timelines for delivery and service, as well as to maintain accurate inventory management and establish expectations with ongoing communication with key stakeholders at each customer location.
Hours & Role - our franchisees typically start their day between 1:00 am - 3:00 am at the designated Bimbo Canada Depot. This is the time when franchisees load and count the product that has been ordered for our customers. Ordering is one of the most important things to learn as a franchisee, ensuring we don't order too much or too little product for our customers and considering all special occasions that we anticipate our customers will want to shop for.
Leaving the depot can be between 4:00 am - 6:00 am to make sure that our retail customers' stores are prepped to start their day with a fresh and full shelf for customers to shop. The day can finish between 11:00 am -6:00 pm or longer depending on how many km your route is comprised of, customer callbacks to merchandise and fill shelves for the evening rush, or if there are any transportation barriers en route.
Management of the Business - A Bimbo Canada franchisee is an inspired individual that is able to work effectively in a variety of business settings and is willing to hire and manage employees and build infrastructure when and where required to offer the best customer service levels in the direct store delivery industry (DSD).
Investment Requirements for a Bimbo Canada Franchise
The average initial acquisition cost of a franchise varies depending on the region and a number of other factors including km on the route, hours, call list, service area, and customer service requirements. The investment figure is normally between $20,000 - $450,000. To invest in a Bimbo Canada franchise, you must have the equivalent of at least 25% of the total cost of the acquisition in the form of unencumbered liquid assets (which are not borrowed and does not serve to guarantee another loan).
Your total initial investment will include, but not be limited to:
The purchase of a delivery truck or trailer: $20,000 - $100,000
Initial franchise fee cost: $5,000 for the Atlantic region and $12,500 in the West and Ontario
Cost of acquisition: $20,000 - $450,000
Various equipment needed: $100 - $1,000
If you are interested in moving forward to the application stage, click HERE.