SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Big Y Foods here is using a bulk candy program to beef up its candy aisle sales. The chain has instituted self-service bulk displays that feature 48 stockkeeping units of nonchocolate candy items in its Spencer, Mass., World Class format store, which opened in mid-November, and its Norwich, Conn., unit, which opened in early December. Tom Yarrows, category manager for the 35-unit chain, said the bulk candy department has been well received. "We determined that the ...

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