Roche Bros.

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Roche Bros.
Private
IndustryRetail
Founded1952 in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts
FounderPat and Bud Roche
HeadquartersWellesley, Massachusetts
Key people
Ed Roche and Rick Roche, owners
ProductsGroceries, Perishables, Prepared Foods, Beer and Wine (select stores only)
Revenue$389 million [1]
Ownersassociates: 4,600[2]
Websiterochebros.com

Roche Bros. Supermarkets, Inc. is a chain of supermarkets based in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The company's stores are primarily located in the Boston Metro Area. Roche Bros. also operates the supermarket chain Sudbury Farms.

A third banner, Brothers Marketplace, primarily the next-generation concept of the brothers Ed and Rick Roche, has two locations both opened in 2014. The first one was opened in Weston, Massachusetts and a second in Medfield, Massachusetts.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

Pat and Bud Roche opened their first store in Roslindale, Massachusetts in 1952 as a meat and produce shop. The store expanded to include groceries in 1957.[5]

On April 29, 2015, a Roche Bros. store opened in Boston's Downtown Crossing in the space formerly occupied by the original Filene's Basement.[6][7]

As of May 2019, the chain had 15 Roche Bros. and two Sudbury Farms locations.[8]

Locations[edit]

Roche Bros currently has 20 locations.

Roche Bros.[edit]

  • Acton, Boston, Bridgewater, Easton, Marshfield, Mashpee, Millis, Natick, Needham, Norton, Quincy, Watertown (coming in 2020)[9], Wellesley, Westborough, West Roxbury, Westwood

Sudbury Farms[edit]

  • Needham, Sudbury

Brothers Marketplace[edit]

  • Kendall Sq. (coming in 2019),[10] Waltham, Weston, Medfield, and Duxbury (coming in 2019)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roche Bros. Company Information", Hoover's
  2. ^ a b "Brothers Marketplace to Open in Medfield, Mass.", The Providence Journal, July 23, 2014
  3. ^ Reiss, Jaclyn, "Omni's exit makes way for new arrival", The Boston Globe, May 22, 2014
  4. ^ Roche Bros releases some details on new small-format banner Food Dive, November 18, 2013
  5. ^ "Roche Bros. - Company Information". Archived from the original on 3 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  6. ^ Leung, Shirley, "With new openings, Downtown Crossing to take on European flair", The Boston Globe, April 29, 2014
  7. ^ Convey, Eric, "Scenes from opening day: Roche Bros. opens in Downtown Crossing (BBJ photo gallery)", Boston Business Journal, April 29, 2015
  8. ^ Roche Bros. locations - website
  9. ^ Big 2019 plans in store at Watertown's Arsenal Yards
  10. ^ Roche Bros Grocery coming to Kendall Sq.