|1915 -||Benjamin Green founded B.Green and Company - Baltimore, MD based
voluntary food wholesaler.
|1949 -||B.Green began supplying Jumbo Food Stores
(later became Shoppers Food Warehouse)
|1960 -||B.Green began supplying Food-A-Rama supermarkets
B.Green and Food-A-Rama formed a joint venture to buy 5 Big Valu stores from The Penn Fruit Company.
|1981 -||Bernie Green partnered with Jack Millman to buy 3 former Pantry Pride stores -
forming Farm Fresh Supermarkets of MD. Chain grew to 18 stores at its peak before a check kiting scheme in the 1990's put Millman in jail and the Farm Fresh chain in
B.Green bought 2 additonal stores (Salisbury, MD and Dover, DE.) at the Pantry Pride auction.
B.Green joined with Food-A-Rama to buy 1 additional Pantry Pride store.
B.Green lost part of the Food-A-Rama wholesale business to Louis Lehrman & Son - Food-A-Rama's other wholesaler. (Louis Lehrman & Son Inc changed their name to Super Rite Foods years later)
|1983 -||B.Green operated 8 retail food stores.
B.Green opened its newly expanded mechanized 600,000 sq ft warehouse at the Washington Blvd headquarters in Baltimore, MD
B.Green and Food-A-Rama had informal talks about merging and going
public. In the end, Bernie Green declined to merge for fear of losing his other
B.Green lost its largest wholesale customer when 48-store Food-A-Rama was sold to
Super Rite Foods. After the transaction, most of the Food-A-Rama business was
shifted to Super Rite Foods.
|1986 -||B.Green purchased the 6-store Big B group from founders Herb Beckenheimer
and Bernie Maizlish.
|1988 -||B.Green was interested in selling the company. Was almost sold until
negotiations fell apart.
Farm Fresh Supermarkets of MD (B.Green owned 49%) switched to the IGA
B.Green sold its 8-store Big B supermarket chain to Farm Fresh.
B.Green had a stock sale - consolidated the company's ownership into fewer family hands.
|1991 -||B.Green lost its then largest wholesale customer when Shoppers Food
Warehouse switched to Super Rite Foods.
|1992 -||B.Green sold its military wholesale food division to Nash Finch Company.
|1993 -||B.Green sold its civilian wholesale food division to Richfood Holdings.
|2008 -||2008 B.GREEN & CO. ARTICLE
|Present -||B.Green consists of a few grocery stores and 2 Cash-and-Carry operations in Baltimore, MD. The company is currently run by Bernie Green's son Benjy Green.