Locally-owned fuel service provider, Future Energy Source Company Limited (Fesco) has opened its first FYC supermarket in Bodles, St Catherine.
Fesco currently operates 14 location islandwide with FYC Express Convenience Stores located at seven of these locations.
As the Fesco brand continues to expand across the island, the company said it will be including an FYC Mart, which will be a blend of the FYC Supermarket and FYC Express at their soon to be opened Ferry location on the Mandela Highway.
The company also plans to open a service station in Cross Roads that will include another FYC Express Convenience Store in 2021.
With the FYC Supermarket at Bodles, Fesco said it is enhancing its offerings in the retail space.
Trevor Barnes, Director Fesco and Principal of Fesco Bodles officially opening the doors of FESCO FYC Supermarket, Bodles, St Catherine
The full-service FYC Supermarket includes a wide range of food, beverages and household products. It is also home to a Scotiabank ATM, a Deli and a Devon House I Scream outlet with opening hours currently 5 am to 8:30 pm, Fesco said in a press release.
“Our new FYC Supermarket gives us an opportunity to provide our customers with a one-stop shopping destination experience. Customers can now fuel their vehicles, do their grocery shopping and even enjoy a scoop or two of Devon House I Scream before they depart,” stated Jhanelle Barnes, Manager and Principal of Fesco Bodles.
Barnes added, “This prime location in Bodles, S Catherine is located on the Old Harbour main road and is also within proximity to Old Harbour and May Pen, which serves the many housing complexes within a five to 10-mile radius.”
Fesco Bodles is surrounded by the Longville Park Housing Scheme; Old Harbour, New Harbour Village, Bodles and Freetown.
Fesco FYC Supermarket in Bodles, St Catherine
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony held last week, Jeremy Barnes, CEO of FESCO stated, “The “C” in FYC stands for convenience and that is what we aim to provide at each location”.
He noted that Fesco’s buildout plan includes the introduction of ‘destination stations’ that are unique to each community.
“We want to encourage the development of Fesco service stations that function as a community hub, where people can easily come and get everything they need at one location.”
Fesco has received positive feedback on the new supermarket thus far, according to Barnes.
“The response from our customers and partners has been excellent since our soft opening two weeks ago. Patrons love the parking, clean and relaxed atmosphere and the prices which also includes layered discounts,” he said.
Fesco’s core business is the marketing and distribution of petroleum products such as E10 87 and E10 90 octane gasoline, Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO) and Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) to both retail and commercial customers.
It currently supplies retail customers through a growing network of service stations across the island and provides bulk fuel distribution services to the manufacturing, construction and transportation industries.
The company also distributes motor oils and lubricants under the FUTROIL and FUTRLUBE brands.