BIG Y ADDS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO ITS OFFERINGS

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- It took several years of planning and careful consideration, but Big Y Foods is finally ready to hang an Rx placard on its stores.The 46-unit, family-owned chain, which operates in Connecticut and Massachusetts, earlier this month unveiled plans to add 12 pharmacies to its supermarkets in the next year. The first is scheduled to open in August in a store in Longmeadow, Mass.The

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- It took several years of planning and careful consideration, but Big Y Foods is finally ready to hang an Rx placard on its stores.

The 46-unit, family-owned chain, which operates in Connecticut and Massachusetts, earlier this month unveiled plans to add 12 pharmacies to its supermarkets in the next year. The first is scheduled to open in August in a store in Longmeadow, Mass.

The move puts Big Y on a more even footing with other regional rivals like Shaw'

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