1. Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

    Big Y, F.L. Roberts announce partnership to create 'Big Y Express' convenience store featuring fuel in Lee | masslive.com

    Big Y Foods Inc. and F.L. Roberts & Co. are joining forces to develop their own convenience store brand featuring fuel called 'Big Y Express' with the first store to open sometime this fall in Lee, off exit 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike.  The partnership marks the latest alliance between the two longtime Springfield-based businesses, and represents Big Y's first foray into the vehicle fueling market, following grocery competitors such as Stop & Shop and large warehouse clubs like Costco.

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    1. Many supermarkets around the county have their own gas stations . . . We were interested in learning more about the fuel business and convenience store business and (F.L. Roberts was) interested in some of the things we had.
    2. There are many opportunities for us that we're only beginning to explore.
    3. We owe it to our employees to make sure we're looking for the next venture.
    4. I decided that it would be nice to hook up with a supermarket.