Big Y in the News

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Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, they currently operate over 60 locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 10,000 employees. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".

Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.

Our Most Recent Releases:

  • 2014-10-09BIG Y TURNS PINK
    In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets will be donating proceeds from their entire produce department as well as additional select products throughout the store to over 22 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.
  • 2014-10-03$232,000 IN LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
    Big Y World Class Markets selected over 335 academically-outstanding students from communities surrounding their stores to receive a total of over $232,000 in college scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • 2014-09-04NEW SOLAR ARRAY COULD power 100 HOMES FOR A YEAR
    Big Y Foods, Inc. has recently completed the installation of a large-scale solar photovoltaic system on 2.1 acres of unused land located directly behind the Big Y market in Stafford Springs, Connecticut.
  • 2014-08-18Table & Vine and ESE Present 2014 Donations
    Table & Vine and Eastern States Exposition presented $4,000 donations to the Parish Cupboard and West Springfield Partnership for Education, in a ceremony held at the Exposition August 18.
  • 2014-08-11Big Y Opens 67th Market in Old Saybrook, CT
    On Thursday, August 21st, Big Y will be celebrating the opening of their newest World Class Market at 28 Spencer Plain Road, Old Saybrook, CT.
  • 2014-08-01 Big Y Partners with UMass Amherst Student Farmers to Put Locally Grown Summer Produce on Store Shelves
    Now in its eighth season, the UMass Amherst Student Farm has taken a new direction and this month for the first time is harvesting summer crops to supply fresh, local produce to Big Y World Class Markets in Amherst and Northampton.