Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How one local chain plans to compete against Amazon, Whole Foods

Image result for roche bros.There may be a few grocers in Massachusetts in denial about the upheaval that Amazon.com Inc. is poised to bring to their industry with its upcoming acquisition of Whole Foods. If so, Roche Bros. Inc. executive Paul McGillivray isn’t one of them.

“It creates competitive pressures throughout the supply chain,” said McGillivray, Roche’s vice president of sales and merchandising, of the deal. Roche, headquartered in Wellesley Hills, has 18 stores in the state, most of them in Greater Boston.. . . more

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