Ferdinando Pisciuneri

From small to big: How Fred’s became a local institution

Born into an Italian family that migrated from Ardore, a city located in southern Reggio Calabria province, Ferdinando Pisciuneri, best known as Fred, was the eldest of six. To help his parents out on the family farm in Bringelly, Sydney where they were growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables, Fred opened up his first fruit and vegetable shop in 1962 in the¬†southwestern suburb of … Continue reading From small to big: How Fred’s became a local institution

Giving it her all: Lee Kien’s generous efforts

Sitting crouched down behind the counter of her grocery store, Lee Kien greets every customer that walks through the door with a warm smile, and converses with them in their native tongue, as if they have all been friends for sometime. Kien explained that she tries to channel the way her mum use to run the family grocery store back in her hometown of Savannakhet, … Continue reading Giving it her all: Lee Kien’s generous efforts