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White Tea Explained By Ernest Barbella

White tea is a fine tea brewed from the unopened buds of special Chinese tea bushes. It is akin to green tea, but less popular because it is costlier and more time consuming to process. White tea has a subtle … Continue reading

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Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

Health Benefits of Drinking Green Tea By Ernest Barbella Green tea has been hailed as a “super food” by manufacturers across the globe. Medical experts have confirmed the health benefits of green tea, based on over a decade of medical … Continue reading

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Ernest Barbella on the New Micro-Marketing Initiative at A&P

Beginning in 2010, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) began remodeling its stores with a renewed commitment to better serving the local communities in which it operates. After hiring a new Chief Executive Officer, Sam Martin, A&P began … Continue reading

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Ernest Barbella on Qingdao, China

My career in the food industry includes extensive experience with retail and manufacturing companies in the United States and abroad. After holding senior executive roles at grocery companies The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, Inc. (A&P), Hills Supermarkets, and … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Success: From Daitch Shopwell to Food Emporium

By Ernest Barbella I have been involved in the retail food industry for nearly five decades, operating New York-area supermarkets, a tea company, and most recently a spice manufacturing enterprise and a producer of packaged pastas and skillet dinners. I … Continue reading

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Loyalty Cards and the Smart Supermarket

With recent economic difficulties, many studies have shown that people are changing how they shop. For some, this means traveling to a variety of different stores to acquire the product they need at the best price. Many shoppers today know … Continue reading

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Food Commodity Price Increases and Supermarket Retailing Trends

By Ernest Barbella I have operational experience in the food retail industry spanning five decades. My industry experience extended to ownership of five Long Island-area supermarkets, successfully sold in 1995. I still follow the food retail sector and am interested … Continue reading

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