Friday, October 13, 2000

What's the Buzz?

Bigg's opening three more stores

        With eight stores in Cincinnati, Bigg's doesn't think it's big enough. So the locally based superstore and grocery chain has been going to market in a lot of parts of town.

        Bigg's chief executive Pierre-Albert Wevers said this week that the retailer will open its three latest stores in the spring, in Colerain Township, Lawrenceburg, Ind., and off Union Centre Boulevard in West Chester. Still, Bigg's is looking for more places to build stores.

        “Cincinnati is a great place for us,” Mr. Wevers said. “We'd like to increase our presence in the market. We are looking everywhere.”

        Among the areas under review are Middletown, Northern Kentucky, Hamilton and Finneytown.

        Asked about Finneytown, Mr. Wevers said nothing is final.

        “We are just looking at the area but there is no commitment,” he said.

— Lisa Biank Fasig

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