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Tony Orlando

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Tony O's Supermarket & Catering

I'll be brief. Quit buying junk from China. That is all.

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Great story George.

As most of you know, my Father was a believer in working hard and all of us as kids started in the family supermarket at very young ages. I was 4 when I first started wiping down the bottom two shelves, and facing up everything the way...

My greatest advice is, don't sell your soul to anyone just to get in the door. There are many different ways to go to market with your new product idea, and you need to think about how you can prepare for the onslaught of a big-box store volume and...

My thoughts on this haven't changed, and Amazon will push hard to see this work as they are the 800 pound gorilla in the room for online business. I just can't see this as a viable option, except in big cities, as staples like food wouldn't work. And what...

I have been studying this concept for a business start up for several years, and there are several issues that you can not sweep under the rug. None of us are Amazon, which is first and foremost, nor do we have their set-up, and never will, as we do...

This could help as the stores today are stale and unexciting to go through. Massive change is needed to just survive in this industry as online sales are growing, and parents pretty much know what they want without the hassle of taking their kids into a store, which believe...

If we have to start paying $15 hour for minimum wage, you will see the robots in some retailers, as they would never call in sick and make unreasonable demands to do their jobs. It is going to be interesting to see how this develops.

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Target, like other big box stores, is just not going to invest in the departments that would draw in more customers, like high-end perishables (deli-bakery, and custom cut fresh meats), as this would throw their labor factor out of whack. I for one am glad, as this is how...

Aldi is a killer competitor for the center aisle business, as I have one less than 4 miles from me. You can not compete on milk, bread, cheap chips, and canned goods, just to mention a few, so as I have stated numerous times, work the perimeter hard, and...

You can not build a fence to keep a Walmart out of your area, as the online ordering system and Amazon have taken care of that. All you can do is make sure that as a small business owner you do it better than the big stores, in terms...

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