Three new locations are on the docket for Big Y Foods. The retailer recently reached an agreement to acquire the leasehold interests for supermarkets within its marketing area along the East Coast.
“All of us at Big Y are excited about the opportunity to enter into these communities with our unique fresh and local foods along with our exceptional and knowledgeable employees. These locations fit nicely within our current store footprint,” said Michael D’Amour, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The stores are located in Westport and Brookfield, Connecticut, as well as in Westborough, Massachusetts. Each location has been carefully scrutinized by Big Y teams in order to assess how soon it can take over these spaces to convert and remodel them into Big Y supermarkets, a release explained.
The process could start as early as 4–6 months, depending upon equipment lead times.
These new locations tie in with Big Y’s current growth strategy, which includes a new supermarket currently under construction in Middletown, Connecticut, and one planned for Uxbridge, Massachusetts. The unveiling of these locations will bring Big Y’s total number of supermarkets to 77 stores.
Big Y also announced it is acquiring a gas and convenience store at 342 Washington Ave in North Haven, Connecticut, across the street from the Big Y supermarket there. This location marks the 18th Big Y Express for the chain.
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