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• The Boston Globe reports that Roche Bros. which has been breaking out of its suburban tradition with stores in urban centers - especially its Downtown Crossing store in Boston - plans to open its third Brothers Marketplace store in Waltham, Massachusetts. The other two operate in Weston and Medfield.

The Globe writes that at at 8,500 square feet, this “will be less than one-third the size of a typical Roche Bros. supermarket,” and will be located in the ground floor of a housing development. It is scheduled to open next spring.

I love the Roche Bros. small stores … they are a wonderful example of how companies are adapting to new urban realities and opportunities.
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