It was 1909 when Swiss immigrant Alfred Nickles began counting his nickels and dimes as a one-man bakery-shop operator, selling loaves door-to-door. The namesake bakery has expanded to three modern bakeries in Ohio that make a broad range of fresh-baked goods. Products include bagels, bread, breadsticks, dinner rolls, hoagies, hot dog and hamburger buns, cakes, pastries, sweet rolls, and donuts. Its lineup is sold to retail food and foodservice businesses, located mainly in the Midwest. Alfred Nickles, as a result, operates nearly 40 distribution branches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The bakery's wholesale routes are supported by a fleet of more than 600 delivery trucks.