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  1. ethan_aung

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    Hi everyone,

    I am a franchisee of a big sushi chain and I own a small sushi (to-go) bar in a university in a small town. There are two big supermarket chains in my town and one of the chains has a sushi(to-go) bar in their markets like mine, but the other one doesn’t. I see that as an opportunity and want to expand my business. i have been in sushi business for eight years and now I am confident that I can run the business on my own. But the problem I am having is approaching the supermarket’s management. How do I formally approach the management of the supermarket so that I can offer my sushi(to-go) service in its supermarkets? Do I send proposal or request for proposal to the management? Who do I send it to? to Store director?to Operation manager?to Catering manager? Or to all of them? Should I do that on my own or should I hire a business consulting firm/agent to represent me?
    any advice will be very appreciated.
    Thanks.
    Ethan
     
  2. jackmarting

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    Well any expert will help you here in this matter.
     
  3. sallya121

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    If you have not enough energy to manager ,then you can hire business consulting firm to help you.
     
  4. daytrader

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    really interested to hear more advice from the others about this inquiry, we almost have the same problem ethan. :D
     
  5. riteshnarula

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    If you are in trouble so you can solve your problem through to Google and many expert is here who will help you to solve your problem.
     
  6. cesspadilla

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    Well you should first asked where is their office where you can ask whether you can have a space for your business in their supermarket. You can ask the guard or anyone in the supermarket for directions. Then if you are in the office itself, try to explain what are you there for and asked how much is the space you can rent, the size and what are the requirements and policies.
     
  7. Mark T

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    First, make a letter of business proposal. Here is a good way to start a business proposal letter.

    http://sbinformation.about.com/od/bizlettersamples/tp/business-letter-samples.htm


    If you do not feel like sending a letter to the management of the supermarket, you can always approach them directly but in most cases - by appointment. Tell what your purpose is and what exactly it is about. Before the appointment date, make sure to prepare also a copy of your plan which you can use as a hand out to to the management. A good draft will let them understand well about your plans, your business nature, etc.



    Regards,
    Alex
     
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  8. Casey

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    if you want a more informal way to do it, yes you can approach the market owner and discuss face to face, however if you're not confident enough or it's your first time establishing a business partnership then I suggest you get a consultant/specialist.
     
  9. likeablevideoads

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    Sound advise lol
     
  10. Business Attorney

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    If the store is an independently owned one, I suggest that you talk to the owner of the store. If it is part of the chain, then you should talk to the local manager but FIRST you should check some other stores in the chain and see if any of them have a Sushi to-go department. If they do, stop by that store and see if it is contracted out (like you want to do) or if it is run by the chain itself.
     
  11. firstchoicecar

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    I think you must have an business expert advice on this, You need a good decision about this. In this case, I will approach directly the owner of the supermarket.
     

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