President and CEO
Taking his first retail job at age 13, Joseph has led a family business that began in 1926, until his retirement in 2015, due to cancer. Joseph has “seen it all” while operating stores in the El Paso area, West Texas, New Mexico, and along the US/Mexico border for decades. He will continue the battle as a consultant to the Independent Grocer nationwide. Owning, operating, and managing stores of all formats, sizes, demographic bases, income levels, and competitive situations…no one is more qualified to consult you than Joseph Welsh.
In addition to a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Finance, Joseph has graduated from programs such as SMU (Supermarket Manager University), RCU (Retail Counselor University), and scores of industry educational seminars in retailing, perishables, shrink management, merchandising, meat specialist, specialty foods and more…too many to count.