SEATTLE - When you start a grocery store business in a 700 square foot location, most people wouldn’t expect it to become a chain store with three locations and a wholesale distribution center working with three countries halfway around the world… But Duc Tran has worked to achieve just that.
Tran, owner of Viet-Wah, a grocery store chain specializing in Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese foods, said he always saw owning his own business as his only option.
“I grew up in a business family. It’s always been in the family blood to own your own business,” Tran said. “I always hoped my children would take over the business one day; we’ll see what happens.”
Tran now owns three stores in the greater Seattle area and an import/export wholesale distribution location within the SoDo district, which does importing and exporting from three different countries within Southern Asia.
Leeching, daughter of Tran and manager within the company started formally working for her... Read More