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B. Green & Co. has evolved from wholesale grocer to retailer over 100 years
B. Green & Co. has evolved from wholesale grocer to retailer over 100 years

B. Green & Co. helped pioneer warehouse-style supermarkets in the 1970s and at one time ran the largest grocery wholesaler on the East Coast. More recently, the family-owned retailer launched a campaign to expand healthy food choices in the city's poorest neighborhoods. Now the company can tack on another achievement. It has survived 100 years. "One hundred years is a huge accomplishment with any business, especially in the food business," said Jeremy Diamond, a director of Diamond Marketing Group and an industry consultant. Based in a Southwest Baltimore warehouse, B. Green today runs several distinctly different food operations. It operates two...

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