It's a sign of today's increasingly blurred retail landscape that supermarkets no longer need to look across town to find a local competitor. Chances are good there's one or more in their own shopping center. Roche Bros. Markets discovered this recently when a KaBloom florist opened in the in-line space alongside the retailer's new store in Mashpee, Mass. Although the fast-growing floral chain's store hasn't hurt sales too badly, Roche Bros. depends on floral as a strong driver of profits ...
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