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Tony Orlando

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Tony O's Supermarket & Catering

Supervalu has been through the ringer lately, and IMO, they have a tough road ahead. The supermarket game has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, and even though they have some good banner stores, the independent stores they distribute to are under intense competition. Everybody sells groceries, and...

Ok now I'm going to speak my piece on this, so here it goes.

I am sick and tired of the government changing rules every week on labeling. Does anyone honestly care if the pineapples come from Costa Rica, or any country? We are over-regulated to the point...

I use exclusively local restaurants when I travel, and yelp plus trip advisor have helped quite a bit. Most are family run, and usually I am very pleased.

Napa Valley has some great places, and some we go to every year. Vegas has some awesome places as well. We are...

Amazon is not stopping at anything, as they want to be the top retailer in the world. Going after start-ups and creating their own label based off a small business' success has been going on forever. We, as small independent businesses, have been dealing with this for years, and...

Traditional retailers will not get into this in my lifetime, but I could be wrong. I wouldn't want the stigma of that hanging over my head. I don't care what consumers do personally, but to sell it would not be something I want in my store, as kids could...

Unfortunately this happens all the time without our knowledge. Marketers are using online information to push their agenda for all kinds of things they want to sell you, and the online hackers are feasting on this as well. I don't think there is much we can do except watch...

The first restaurant was very foolish indeed, as they usually should welcome this occasion as a chance to make the young girl feel special. Instead they acted like idiots, even after the folks spent plenty of money on pizza. What if the girl had a gluten allergy or was...

My passion for the food business started at 4 years old working by my dad's side, and really what could be better than that?

I have through the years filled up a bucket list of jobs/careers that I needed to try. At 18 I wanted to go to USC and...

I have spoken on this subject many times, and independent retailers must first be customer-focused. It starts with amazingly friendly employees who know the products they sell and are great listeners. If this is not the case, the rest doesn't matter, as failure is inevitable.

The town and...

This is a tough issue to deal with, as there are some homeless folks who really want to raise themselves up and are looking for some kindness. That being said, you can not walk out of your hotel in major cities without being harassed by professional bums, and ladies...

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