Big Y Expands Its C-store Format

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Big Y Foods Inc. is growing its convenience store footprint in Connecticut. The supermarket chain opened its 15th and 16th Big Y Express fuel and c-stores, located at 50 Main Street in Somers, Conn., and 241 Hazard Ave. in Enfield, Conn.

The new sites bring the total number of Big Y Express locations in the Nutmeg State to six, reported Convenience Store News sister publication Progressive Grocer.


Employees, Community Remain Essential To LaBonne’s Markets

From butchers to business owners, LaBonne’s Markets in Connecticut is six generations strong. A timeline on its website marks the milestones: George LaBonne had a small market and delivered on his horse and buggy in 1900; his son, George Jr., also a butcher, worked with his father until the 1920s when he, his wife and their nine ­children moved to Moosup, in eastern Connecticut. George began working for The Fulton Markets in Watertown.