“Starting a Grocery Store Business”
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  • Aba said on July 6, 2011
    I would like to know how to start a small grocery store in Jamaica, but location is hard to find. How to start the business from basics and find the proper secure location?
  • Richard Kuhns said on July 9, 2011
    Found a perfect location for an asian american grocery store. Want to also do an asian buffet. It's about 30,000 square feet. Need to find someone to layout and organize the store, find and buy fixtures. Have not been in the grocery business before.
  • Roberto Portuguese said on July 14, 2011
    I want to put up grocery store but the problem is lock of financial, where do I find the best institution to lend money to start, please advice me, I want to put up in our town at Aritao, NUEVA vIZCAYA, pHILIPPINES, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THIS nO. 570-8218 THANKSA
  • Alan said on July 16, 2011
    Hello. I am looking at buying a local market/store. They serve food as well. Pizza, subs, pasta... and a special type of local donuts. The place also has 2 rental apartments above. I have so many questions but not sure exactly where to start. asking price is $325 and they claim to be making $70,000 a month. What are the major things I need to be asking and what to look out for?
  • shawn said on July 18, 2011
    I want to open a grocery store in texas me and my mom we don't have much of and investment now we do have a 100 grand . but would like to know if there is any place we can go to to get a loan or help from the goverment to open up a store .i have been in this business for over 10yrs now . i started out as a packer and work my way up to dairy manager ,then the warehouse manager , then the grocery department manger. this is the business i love i want i really don't can't see me doing anything else . please help me in anyway u can .this have always been my goal since i first start working in the store. till this day . i am as passionate today as i was the first day i start working in the store. am 34yrs now
  • Simmi said on July 21, 2011
    Hi I want to open up a small organic grocery store about 3500 sqft in plano TX. Can somebody help me in how much money do i need to start one, and how do i contact local organic growers. I need a chklist for the things I need for the store and licenses. Can somebody please contact me at simmiearth@gmail.com.
  • lovenna said on August 15, 2011
    looking to start a mini grocery store at small hotel, the space was once a restaurant. just need some advice how to go about it. just want to supply small items guest would need during the stay. the hotel is a self-contained villa and supermarkets are not close. think it would be a great establishment to have a business of this nature on the compound
  • Kelly Spencer said on August 24, 2011
    Hi Joni, Could you kindly advise on how to start up a convenience/grocery store? I plan to have it open in manila-Philippines.(family business) Do you have any idea what start up capital i need? Please excuse if my inquires sounds silly. I'm a Singaporean married to a filipina bless with a baby girl. I need this as to generate income for my family. Please if you may get back to me. If it possible, may you even send me a list of what needs to be sold in a grocery/convenience store. Thanking you in advance for your co-operation on the above mention matter.
  • Mark beginner adviser said on August 25, 2011
    Hello, I have been in the grocery biz over 35 years and have run stores from 5000.00 a week to over $1000000.. I dp consulting to small independant store owners or people wanting to start a store. Email me and ill try to help...thanks


  • viv said on September 1, 2011
    guyz cud anyone tell the margins one can expect for selling various grocery stuff, to let me know the prospective of this business
  • Kolosa said on September 3, 2011
    i am a south african living in britain want to open an african village food hut(grocery convenient shop). i got a perfect location near a well known grocery shop but my unique selling point will be to sell the products they dont have in these mega shops catering for afro carribean community. I am a nurse but not working full time ,my challenge is the money to decorate and stock my shop to a better standard. I know this will be a success because i have a good personality,and an engaging person. I believe the best in people,and people are drawn to me.I am understanding and kind. anyone willing to help me that i can start then negotiate terms to repay. Thank you in advance whoever is willing to help. God Bless you
  • M Ghia said on September 7, 2011
    I want to open a grocery store in Bay Area, CA, would appreciate if we can have full details ,i.e. feasibility report , product sources, ect...., Thnks, in advance, We would also like consultant to approach us if any.
  • phitt said on September 8, 2011
    Hi everyone i'm looking to open asian store but i dont know where can i order asian food if anyone know please help me here my email. Doronisg@gmail.com. thank you so much
  • Newton said on September 12, 2011
    Mark, please provide your email address. I am interested in some sound advice. Mine is mberikn@yahoo.com
  • Veronica Thomas said on September 13, 2011
    Kansas City Mo, desiring to open an international grocery store. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Vthomas1@sbcglobal.net
  • Gobie said on September 17, 2011
    HI, EVERYONE I am interesting to open asain grocery and dont really know how to get and where can i find the supply all the information would be very helpful . thank you
  • sridhar said on September 17, 2011
    Dear friends I am a grocery merchant from bangalore India any one who is interested in running an Indian grocery can contact me for any help.I have a 20 years exp. in grocery biz
  • mark smith said on September 17, 2011
    anyone interested in hiring one of the best gro mngr.s contact me..he loves opening new small to med gro stores..only in west to mid west only..he is retired and is excellent in gro and perishable!!!and would be a great find for you!!!
  • chuda Chimariya said on September 19, 2011
    Hi every body i am planning to open asian grocery store in erie what kind of business license do i need. I dont have idea about business but really interest on business please sear me if u have any kind of idea about business. thank you
  • Abbas M said on September 20, 2011
    Hey people hope everyone's doing good. My name is Abbas and I am 20 years old and running my family's grocery store. Being so young and not knowing a lot about this business it's tough for me but if anyone can help me with tips thoughts advice or anything I'd appreciate it. I'm looking forward to start seeing profits instead of losses! Thank you all!! MY email address is Abbas_Sharif1@yahoo.com
  • Mark beginner adviser said on September 20, 2011
    abbas,are you located in the us? what kind of store..what is it like...i do grocery consulting...maybe i can help


  • Jatt said on September 22, 2011
    Hi Everyone, I am putting together a business charter to open up Indian Grocery store in Sydney (near Blacktown). Since this is a quiet a new idea for me, would someone kindly be able to help me in determining the profit margin & all costs involved (including any overheads etc). The most important is to identify the risk factor to ensure that "It will be good profitable business".
  • Yolanda de Paul said on September 25, 2011
    HI i want to start a mini caribean grocery store in San Fernando Valley California ,close to North Hollywood ,i don't have the place yet ,but i have a group of family members who is working with me ,i need some ideas how to start and can i apply for a small business loan .my plan is to sell typical products of JAMAICA,HAITI,DOMINICAN REP ETC,the long goal is to eventually open a caribean restaurant in the Valley.
  • Gobie said on September 26, 2011
    Hi everyone i am about to open asian grocery but i am having a hard time to set up the store and supplies in jax fl, if anyone have any suggestion how to get start on asian grocery would be really helpful!!!
  • Dnitry said on September 27, 2011
    Looking to get paid advise to help me open a mid size grocery store, about 15000 square feet. Need someone who is experienced in running a grocery store including meat packaging and sales. 440 341 2339 Cell thanks Dmitry
  • Mark beginner adviser said on September 28, 2011

    @gobie, you can start at storesupplies.com


  • adeniji bayo said on September 29, 2011
    Have been into Grocery business for over 4yrs now. it's very interesting biz. U can gain a lot from it and also lose more.all depend on management.Bayo frm Nigeria.
  • Susan said on September 29, 2011
    I am interested in opening a salvage grocery store in northern IL. I have been doing some research and learning. I am not sure what to expect as a ballpark figure for the initial start up costs. I realize that will vary for the location and other bills, but I am only looking for a rough estimate so I have an idea. I would appreciate information from anyone that has experience in operating this type of store or anyone with information/links for information. I have heard that they typically only survive 1-3 years. Does anyone have knowledge of this being accurate? Thanks everyone and have a great day.
  • Mark beginner adviser said on October 5, 2011
    Susan, hard biz to start, a reg grocery store is on a .8 to 1% profit..a great one can achieve 8 to 10% there is very low profit margin in this kind of store..start up cost has many variables...gro? produce? meat? need coolers ect..size of store, utilities..you need an LLc because the type of people that shop these love to sue! grocery outlet is a chain of discount groceries but there always selling ect..very tough..just a round figure to tell you would be 150000to 500000.! you can buy damaged or salvage gro by the pallet but most the times you dont know what is all on it..things you need things you dont...good luck


  • G Brewer said on October 11, 2011
    Hello everyone i'm looking to start a grocery store and need some advise to get started. The start up cost and all of that. I'm in the atlanta, ga area
  • Munguya Klement said on October 14, 2011
    Hello experts, My wife and I are thinking of opening a Grocery store in our country Zambia,but we need some information on how to go about it so that if anyone could give advice it would give be greatly appreciated. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
  • Kelly said on October 17, 2011
    Good Afternoon, I found this blog and have found all the information very helpful. I am looking to start a hispanic grocery store in the Ocala, FL area and could use and appreciate all the information I can get. My biggest concern is finding trustworthy and reliable food suppliers so if anyone knows where i can shop for my inventory at low prices and good quality I would really appreciate the help. Also, I was researching the permits and licenses required to have a grocery store and from my research it looks like I need an Occupational license from my county and I need to get a business license from the state. I also learned that I need to have inspections done from the fire department, health department. But is this it? Thanks again, any information is greatly appreciated!!!
  • Ingrid said on October 19, 2011
    I am trying to buy a building to start a neighborhood market (1776 square feet) but everyone tells me you can't make any money on a grocery store and that I can expect absolutely no salary for several years. Is this true? None of these pessimists have ever had a small business so I am having a hard time gauging reality. My email address is ingridbolen@hotmail.com
  • Doc said on October 20, 2011
    Its in SA located balfour, i need to open my grocery spar, what are the requirement is needed, i have register.
  • Olivia George said on October 24, 2011
    I am from kei Mouth and want want to open a over the counter grocery spaza shop, I want to know what can I sell to attract customers as there are many stores that sell the same groceries. What can I sell that will boost my store?
  • tagel said on October 27, 2011
    i would like to start this business. please give me advice about its good side and bad side based on profit and loss statement. tagel, from Bahirdar,adiss ababa, ethiopia
  • Brighton said on October 31, 2011
    I am Brighton, and my high interest in opening a supermarket. My major concern currently is the location and i cannot continues that far with my feasibility study lacking the location. Any ideas about available location anywhere in Durban, Johannesburg, or somewhere in Eastern cape between Port Elizabeth and East London?
  • Padma said on November 2, 2011
    I would like to start a Indian grocery store in Phoenix,AZ. I don't know how to head start.Do I need to take license first or find the business space first.Please tell me the process.
  • gretchen said on November 4, 2011
    i plan to start a grocery store,, all i want to know is the pricing of items.. how to monitor my inventory if i'm in work .. example..if my grocery store is 24 hours do i need an extra employee? my problem is my husband dont like me to open because our neighbor has a grocery store also do i need to follow my husband suggestion or not .. please help me in my questions thank u!
  • James said on November 4, 2011
    I would like to open a grocery store in the Philippines. Could any one advise me pls
  • juanita pesqueda said on November 5, 2011
    Hi! I'M FROM CHARLOTTE,TX. I am interested in buying a small grocery business already established that a friend of mind owns. I've worked in the retail business for about 25yrs, i work as a bookkeeper, cashier and i am a grocery manager for the past 4yrs. I've always wanted my own business and this friend of mine wants to sell her business to me but my credit is not very good and like some said i work from paycheck to paycheck. I want to know how i can buy this business and who can help me and advise me on what kind of income i need to start up. I have friends that know a lot about managing a business that can help me. This store has a fresh cut meat counter. I love working in public and i think i have very good customer service and i believe in putting my customers needs first and provide them with the best service i can give them because they will be the ones who will determine if my business succeeds or not. I believe i can make it and be successful, with the oil boom going on around here there is a lot of new people in the area and the store is right where the public can see it. Please give me some advise and let me know how i can make my dream come true plus help my community better strive. thank you Juanita
  • Kiran said on November 13, 2011
    Hi, i'm from india and want to export onion. can u help me out on the same, if destination is DUBAI.
  • Jarone said on November 14, 2011
    I am wanting to open a Grocery Store in Memphis. Need to know how much I will need for Insurance Lic. Inc fees etc please email me the information
  • juliet said on November 16, 2011
    Hi, I am writing from the Caribbean. I am interested in taking over a family grocery store. It has not been doing well for some time. I have some ideas on how to boost productivity but any additional suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you Juliet
  • azel said on November 25, 2011
    nueva ecija, munoz philippines. hi, i want to start a wholesale grocery, just need some advise regarding on how to make a plan in starting this kind of business...do's and dont's. business guide so that i will use itbas guidelines....please help me thnx.....GOD BLESS
  • Myjoint1 said on November 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY , Grocery store Hi to all, I would like to get further details like, start up, operating cost, gross income , vendor license/permits required, expansion like lotto, grill for breakfast etc, I am very interested was just fired from managing 33 stores and would like to open my own store any details/info would be grateful appreciated to get me going, thanks an good luck to all happy holidays
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  • mike said on November 30, 2011
    hi,anyone need produce from florida watermelon,orange or other fruit i can supply. wholesale only, thx
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  • Panha said on December 7, 2011
    Hello,Lady and gentle men. I live in Cambodia Battambang province. I wanna own a grocery shop.
  • arnold de guzman said on December 7, 2011
    i would like to start grocery business, how much do i need capital to open up?, i owned a place a 20ftx30ft commercial units. so, all i need to know is how much do i need to spend for all goods i need?
  • Amanda said on December 12, 2011
    Hi i'm from wisconsin i live in a small village i have managed small and large restaurants and have decided to take a different approach with my customer skills and needs of food. I own a old 1800's grist mill and thought a store would be the most appropriate business to put in there. i have been doing research with companies to see whats the best for our soon to be business planning is not the easiest but does take time. our store just because of the variety and concept of the business will be around $32,000 just for food and packaging supplies and equipment on the high side $10,000. i have learned so much with taking three years to plan and research this industry. the only thing i'm uncertain of is estimating certain part of cash flow and profit/loss. if i can help any one with my learning experience let me know.
  • queensly said on December 13, 2011
    hi,i will be relocating to Australia by next year 2012,and i am planning to operate an African/Caribbean food grocery,i will like to know all what it takes to import products to Australia from Nigeria?what necessary documents to get to import?where is the best location to operate such business?anyone in Australia would do me good by giving me what i really want to know.thanks and may GOD bless the works of our hands IJNA.my email is queenovbiagele@yahoo.com
  • Susan said on December 15, 2011
    Hi... I'm wondering I'd anyone can help me. I wanted to open a small Asian grocery store around the Saginaw area in Texas and wondering what I need to do first and how much would I be needing in order to start it.
  • lwehela said on December 16, 2011
    i,m in MAfinga,Iringa-Tanzania, i want to know on how can i export horticultural products in case i will be a bigger grower. up to now i own a small garden with approximately 20kg per week of spinach.comment through nesson2@gmail.com.be blessed and have a fantastic daily rooter.
  • Mike said on December 16, 2011
    Hi, I'm from MN, Twin City area. Opening veggie store. Amanda , please give me your contacts, I really need your help! Regards, Mike. cherrypicksllc(at)gmail.com
  • Andy said on December 20, 2011
    After spending more than 2 hours on this page, I am posting this to be contacted by the consultants who can offer their expertise on opening a medium - large scale South Asian Grocery (~20k sqft.) Please contact me at andyghar@gmail.com. Cheers!
  • Kseni said on January 1, 2012
    Hello.I have commercial land in NY state.Only 1hour from NY city.Will build and 700SQ give to lease out to use for grocery store/cafe.I also have own company in Japan and can supply high quality japanese goods directly from Japan. If somebody have an interest contact me to: ogiwaraoxana@gmail.com
  • April said on January 7, 2012
    Hi , I am really interested in opening a small grocery store , I am from Trinidad and Tobago and would really appreciate any assistance by the consultants who can offer their expertise .Please contact me at a.mcdonald.30@hotmail.com
  • Carlos said on January 13, 2012
    Hi I'm starting a grocery - bodega store in queens new york -i would like to get an idea on setting up price on dry good, refrigerated goods etc... industry standard? please contact cbarcenes@aol.com thank you
  • Geoffrey said on January 16, 2012
    I am in uganda,mukono town i want to know on how can i start on a grocery store for babies stuff only. please give me some advise on how to start it, be blessed and have a fantastic daily rooter
  • Felton Moore said on January 18, 2012
    What advice would you give to a college graduate that's looking to work in the grocery industry and wants to open their own store as well?
  • Preethi said on January 19, 2012
    Hi, I want to start up a small grocery store in Bangalore please let me know what would be the budget for the same.. Please help me on the same as this is my dream...
  • Tempa Rabgyel said on January 19, 2012
    Hi,Very soon i am going to start Grocery Store in my Area in Bhutan. I appreciate if you can give me some idea about what are the most important things to remember and what is the best way of maintaining accounts in daily sale and purchase?
  • prem k gautam said on January 22, 2012
    I am trying to open a nepali grocery store in my location catonsville md. what i need to do at first?
  • Jhead2012 said on January 27, 2012
    Re-opening a convenience store on a closed reservation in northern minnesota... no state laws... complete profit making.. was open for business a few years but needs new and better management... going to be open again soon... are there any amazing distributors out there that i should look up for items that are less expensive then around the area? or would it be best to work with them? send an E-mail Jerick2013@gmail.com, Thanks.
  • Rafique Ahmed said on February 1, 2012
    I want open Grocery Shop in Dubai, kindly advice me and suggest me.
  • shiwa mohd said on February 2, 2012
    Have been following everyone's ideas and suggestions. Like yourselves I too dream of having my own business but am at a loss as to how to start up. Mark if you still follow pls email me. I need all the help I can get. Thanks
  • Skhumbuzo Maiwashe said on February 13, 2012
    hi guys i would also like to start a grocery store in my township, i have started working on a business plan, have done my research and the market is huge, my only problem is with projecting/forecasting my income, expenses etc and i dont know where to start. please help. orange farm, gauteng in south africa
  • Anna said on February 26, 2012
    pls let me know how can i open up a grocery store in melbourne australia...
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  • HL said on March 1, 2012
    I have a grocery store in The Bahamas and was thoroughly interested in some advice on how to make it more successful. We are currently small scale and right next to us is a guy who is expanding his grocery store and he is giving us serious competition. If we do not do anything soon we fear closing. Help please...
  • HT said on March 2, 2012
    Hello guys, I live in Marietta, GA and I would like to open up a weight watcher store just selling weight watcher products. Does anyone have any ideas on how to go about starting up such a business?
  • Latt said on March 3, 2012
    HL, I was in the grocery business for many years. You definitely have a challenge on your hands if your major competitor is next door and is expanding while your business is slipping. Here are some things you need to consider to keep your customers and to gain new customers. Visit the competitors store and identify what they are doing better than you and then match their efforts and then exceed their efforts if possible.

    Identify what you are doing better than they are and capitalize on your strengths. Make sure your store is spotless clean! Get to know your customers. Train everyone to learn the customers by name. Customers will feel they are important to you. Market your store well with nice displays and reasonable prices. I could go on for ever but I will not. Just try to make the consumers visit to your store much more pleasant than that of your competition. Good luck, Latt
  • ella said on March 5, 2012
    I plan to open a small Asian grocery in my local college town in Utah. I have 1200sft place available. But I can not find Asian food distributors. It would be really appreciated if someone can help me out or give any suggestions to me at ellatao88@gmail.com. Thank you very much.
  • Thomas said on March 24, 2012
    Hi Joni, I am planning to open an INDIAN GROCERY store in New york upstate area around 80 miles away from New york city ( Dutchess county ). I found one location approx - 1000 sq ft. This room has a partion, front part approx 800 SQ Ft and back around 250 SQ Ft. I would like keep grocery and fresh vegetable in front part and prefer to start a Fresh fish stall in the back area. I wanted to how much is the start up cost for this kind of store ( counter , shelving, coolers, frezers, and inventory ). Also let me know is there any special rule to keep " FRESH FISH" to keep in the grocery store , Do I need to take any special sanction to run a fish stall along with INDIAN GROCERY items ? I am awaiting favorable reply from the readers / existing store owners from NY and NJ area. send me your comment at mtvkerala@yahoo.com.
  • Thomas said on March 24, 2012
    Hi Joni, I am planning to open an INDIAN GROCERY store in New york upstate area around 80 miles away from New york city ( Dutchess county ). I found one location approx - 1000 sq ft. This room has two portion with a partition, front part approx 800 SQ Ft and back around 250 SQ Ft. I would like keep grocery and fresh vegetable in front part and prefer to start a Fresh fish stall in the back area. I would like to know how much $ is the start up cost for this kind of store ( counter , shelving, coolers, frezers, and inventory ). Also let me know is there any special rule to keep " FRESH FISH" to keep in the grocery store , Do I need to take any special sanction to run a fish stall along with INDIAN GROCERY items ? Also let me know what kind of vehicle (to bring products from NEWYROK CITY/ NEW JERSY) is good for transportation. I am awaiting favorable reply from the readers / existing store owners from NY and NJ area. send me your comment at mtvkerala@yahoo.com.
  • akshat said on April 1, 2012
    hi i want to start a grocery shop in kolkata. kindly may i know the budget required. along with the list of manufacturer with whom i can get in contact
  • abdul hafeez said on April 2, 2012
    i want to start grocery store in fordsburg johannesburg and i'm a foreigner means i'm from pakistan and have visit visa of south africa so please guide me that how much fund i have to show for getting business visa and also in starting an average size grocery store in fordsburg and how i can contact the suppliers/wholesalers of asian products.
  • v mallik said on April 6, 2012
    hi, i want to start a super market in my home town. i required details about budget and tips about supermarket send me details.
  • Fazal Ahmed said on April 6, 2012
    I want to start or buy a supermarket in DUBAI. currently I am living in QATAR. Below are my scope to buy small or medium size supermarket. My budget is 250,000AED - 300,000AED. and looking for those where daily sales should be more than 15,000AED with cheap shop rent in Dubai or Sharjah in between 50k - 70k per year. So, Above are my scope I am looking for. Your efforts will be very appreciated. My email is fazalahmed84@gmail.com. Regards, Fazal Ahmed
  • Clova said on April 8, 2012
    Hey, Opening a Jamaican grocery/bakery store in St petersburg, Fl. Where can I buy wholesale bakery goods and produce?
  • Mahammed Imran said on April 10, 2012
    I want to open a Mini Super Market in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Please guide me about plan & ideas & other formalities to open a mini supermarket. & Briefly about Budget needed as per today's market.
  • alice said on April 11, 2012
    hey every1 hope all is well! I am in the process of opening my own convenience store shortly! I have the money to do this but i need help with finding different suppliers to stock the shop! I wondered if any one has any ideas, or good websites that i can view to help me in birmingham area. Many thanks
  • Gregory P. said on April 11, 2012
    Good Evening, I reside in Texas but would like to open up a grocery store back home in Mississippi not only for profit but to provide career opportunities and convenient access to fresh produce for the community. Can anyone give me advice on doing research, demographics, financing, etc? Please email me at gregpeg2083@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  • Moayad M. said on April 12, 2012
    I am opening a cultural grocery store in New Jersey, including Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern and Bosnian groceries. If anyone knows where I can find a Bosnian grocery or food store, email me at alimuheisen@yahoo.com. Thanks.
  • shah said on April 16, 2012
    hi everyone, i am business man doing whole sale in Beira last 3 years i just want to start a small supermarket in canada and want to migrate to canada as well . any one can give me a suggestion how to start. thanks
  • Tilak said on April 17, 2012
    hi everyone, I live in west Chicago area(Aurora) in Illinois USA. I am in a mind to start small groceries store(few american goods, few indian, few nepali and little Maxican too) as this is a multicultural community. For this, if there is anyone likely share idea about this, than it will be highly appreciated. Thanks
  • Imad said on April 29, 2012
    Hello i want to open a Grocery store in Canada. How much money i need to open it and also things needed for it. thanks imad
  • Dan said on April 30, 2012
    Hi everyone need some advice on buying a grocery store.I am in talk with the owner at the moment and I have been asking for some financial background on the stores performance for the last couple years and he a bit hesitant to deliver. What should I do?????
  • Nkosinathi Maseko said on May 5, 2012
    I am in Swaziland and wish to enter into grocery business. How do I go about scouting for the financial assistance? I have minimum experience of being a counter sales assistant and would love to do my own business. Please find me on the following email: nathisekos@gmail.com. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  • Ramsita said on May 14, 2012
    Hello, I would like open Grocery Store in Canada, Alberta. How can i get import Grocery from India like shipping information. Thank you
  • Maureen said on May 18, 2012
    Hi everyone. I want to open a grocery store in a new estate in a community that is far from city. But i don't know what kind of business that will be viable in such an area. Money is not the issue. Please can i get an idea. Thanks
  • Magda said on May 25, 2012
    I live in NY andbid like to open up a supermarket or grocery store. I liked to know what the start up cost would be. My thoughts are to open up the store not far from where I live (Westchester, NY). I'm thinking of turning it into a family business. I'ld like information on how to import meats and fish. I'ld like to have a deli section and specialize in cultural items from the Carribbean (from foods, fruits to hair supplies). I've seen a Japaneae market like this and I appreciated the concept. I would appreciate knowing how much the start up cost would be as well as how much I'd have to spend to maintain the market. Thank you I can be reached at shop4Meg@gmail.com
  • Theodore said on May 28, 2012
    Hi, i live in Leesburg VA not far from DC and Maryland where i would love to open an africa market store.I would like to know how much approximately i need to be able to do that.And if possible where i could get the product.I could be reached at afrikason@hotmail.com.Thanks
  • M Chavez beginner adviser said on May 30, 2012
    Its one of the coolest businesses you can open. You get to meet new and interesting people and a daily basis but I have to say it can also be a heartbreak if you don't approach it correctly. Yes, location is very important, as is the size of the store you want to open. Small Mom and Pop's do very well in small areas where the need for day to day goods keeps daily cash flow equaled to your daily purchases. Larger operations tend to get more costly so the proper calculations for the needed profit are very important to understand. I've worked in the supermarket industry for most of my life and I see a problem that causes many a start-up's to fail. I won't get into buying goods correctly, the location site, setting up good receiving records, good control on your cash registers (each person must count out their own till), customer service, store sets....but I will mention one important thing. Making sure you earn enough money on the products you sell. Its called Mark-up and Mark-on in the industry. Most folks make this very serious mistake in calculating their anticipated gross profit. If you simply just go about and throw 30% percent on lets say a $1.00 on a can of green beans, thinking you've just made a nice 30% margin, then think again. Yes, you mark-on is .30 cents but look at it again, its closer to 23%. 7% is a big difference when you start adding volume to the picture. That could be your rent, maybe your clerk costs, maybe your loan load....but it makes a difference in the real world.

    Since I'm not a great writer, I copied a web site address that will explain to you in a much better written piece about the difference between Mark-on and Mark-up. Please take the time to read it. Its a very important part of the process and can knock the poop out of your mind set, thinking you have more money to take home at the end of the day and find out that you don't! I've seen a lot of people make this mistake and it cost many of them their stores. Its all in the numbers fellow supermarket retailers. Make sure you have it, before you go out and spend it. Lets make sure, cause opening up a small one, is just about as hard as opening up a big one. Good Luck.
    Best regards, Mike

    Grocery Business Expert

  • Joyce Baldwin said on May 30, 2012
    I am presently looking at a place in Waycross, Georgia, I am interested in a discount grocery.
  • Charles said on June 13, 2012
    Hello, I'm thinking about opening up a store in The Bahamas just need a little more information far as where to buy whole sale products?
  • Scott beginner adviser said on June 30, 2012
    Hello to anyone who is looking to start a discount/surplus grocery store. They are much more profitable then a regular grocery store,since you can buy cheap and sell low. We have many different loads available in the US on an ongoing basis.We also are working on our nonprofit so our prices are very good.I also have owned several retail stores so I can help you with everything on startup as we have done for many of our current clients.Please feel free to email me at surplusgrocery@yahoo.com or call 641-849-0090.Thank you.

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