Opening a franchise is an excellent solution for those who want to start their own business but do not want to start from scratch and prefer to affiliate their company with a brand already established on the market. By mass distribution is meant the modern retail system through a network of supermarkets and other chains of intermediaries of various kinds. It represents the evolution of the single supermarket, which in turn constitutes the development of the traditional shop. The types of sales channels are: hypermarket, supermarket, Self-Service, Discount, Cash and carry, Traditional and Self Service Specialist Drug. Organized large-scale distribution, while representing a small portion compared to the franchising sector in its entirety, is the sector that most affects the total turnover of the franchise industry, with a percentage of 37%. A well-organized franchising brand can provide the franchisee with various services such as:
• Supply of controlled goods • Preparation of the store • Technical and commercial services • Feasibility study and business plan • POP material and institutional campaigns
What is needed?
First, as always, it is necessary to choose the location. It will be one of the main elements that will determine the success or otherwise of the store. The necessary square meters may depend on the chosen franchise, since some claim a certain size of the store.
• open IVA number; • register to Chamber of Commerce in the Register of Companies; • Registration to INPS and INAIL • ASL certificate – ensures that your premises comply with health and hygiene standards, the document can be requested directly from the ASL by filling in a special form, then the ASL will send a check to the premises of your choice, once the check is passed you will get the allowed to open your shop); • obtain permission for the display of the sign • Prepare and present the SCIA, or the declaration of starting a business (DIA): it must be delivered to the municipality where the shop is located. • Pay the SIAE if you want to play music in your shop; • obtain the HACCP certificate for selling food and drinks.