Joseph (Joe) Bernardi
How long have you lived in or around Forbes? My whole life which is 36 years. I was born here and chose to work for the family business which is based here in Forbes.
Where do you work? Bernardi’s Supermarkets and Discount Dave’s
What do you enjoy most about your work? I particularly love working in the retail industry as it is so dynamic and the market is always changing. It certainly makes things challenging but I guess that is part of the appeal. I also really enjoy the food retailing as you get the opportunity to be creative especially with seasonal fresh food.
Who would you most like to have dinner with? Sam Walton who the was founder of Walmart in the U.S. but has now passed away. He was probably the world’s most ultimate retailer and he started from scratch. In the world of retail, he is the pinnacle in my view
Where would you like to go on your dream holiday? The U.S. probably New York – never been but I’ve heard its awesome. When you get a huge population (New York City has 8.5million people living in it) in a limited geographical area it creates food and retail experiences that are not possible to execute without that population so I’d probably spend a lot of time looking at that – along with some cultural stuff to keep my wife happy!