Retail Merchandiser - March/April 2017 - 26
Ricciardi Brothers continues to build on its decades-long legacy as a top paint
and decorative products dealer. BY JIM HARRIS
Ricciardi Brothers owns and operates 39 paint and
decorating stores primarily in New Jersey with some
locations in Pennsylvania and Delaware.
The secret behind the Ricciardi family's nearly 90 years
of success in retail is pretty simple.
"For us, it's about hard work and working long hours," explains Walter Ricciardi, president of Ricciardi Brothers, the
family's New Jersey-based independent
chain of paint and decorating stores.
"We are open seven days a week, try
to keep as much inventory on hand as
possible, hire experienced people and
pay them well, and partner with key
manufacturers to help us grow the business," he continues.
The company traces its history back
to 1929, when Walter Ricciardi's father,
Joseph, opened a
paint store in Newark, N.J.
formally incorporated in 1970,
when Walter and
his brother Robert