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Today on Eden Exchanges we spoke to Director and founder Stephen Lim of Yahweh Asian Grocery, a rapidly growing Asian Grocery supply store franchise originating in Melbourne and spreading across the city. Yahweh provides a modern take on the Asian grocery store and targets Australia’s culturally diverse retail shopping market.
We discuss the Asian grocery market in Victoria, Stephen’s decision to franchise his business, the unique offerings of Yahweh, expanding his market and how you can become a Yahweh franchisee. Listen to find out more.
Stephen’s Professional background and career so far
- Starting a business
How and why Stephen began his journey as a small business owner
- Stephen’s vision for Yahweh
Why Stephen decided Melbourne needed modern Asian Grocery franchises
- The Yahweh Difference
How Yahweh competes with other independent asian groceries on the market
- Understanding the target audience
Framing the business around the needs of the target audience and expansion of target markets
- How Yahweh targets Australia’s culturally diverse retail shoppers
The customer struggles with Asian grocers in western countries and the limitations of English non bi-language customers
- Accommodating and encouraging the customer
Yahweh’s offering to non Asian language experts
- Not defining the market
Why Stephen doesn’t just target the Asian demographic in Melbourne
- Merits of the business
Yahweh as a business opportunity
- The opportunity:
What a potential franchisee can expect with owning a Yahweh Asian Grocery
- How to get in touch
How to get in touch with Stephen and enquire about owning a franchise
About the Business
Yahweh Asian Grocery first opened its doors in 2010 in Carlton, Victoria. Followed by stores in Highpoint and Moonee Ponds. Yahweh Asian Grocery provide quality grocery products such as condiments, soups, noodles, chips, spices, meats and cakes from all over Asia including products from: Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.
Having operated for 9 years now, Yahweh Asian Grocery have developed and identified key operations and procedures that will make a store operate successfully. Stock management is the key to any successful retail business, and as a franchisor we will provide this service to our franchisees. This will include areas such as automated stock ordering, profit margin control, stock movement analysis and sales analysis. This allows franchisees to focus on day to day operations of stock replenishment, staff management and most importantly customer satisfaction.
Our business has grown from strength to strength and we are now looking to further expand through a franchise model. If you have an interest in owning a business in a growth area then we would welcome the chance to speak with you and showcase the Yahweh Asian Grocery Franchise opportunity. Click here to Enquire and get the ball roll rolling.