Big Y® is the largest family owned retail food company in Southern New England. Our goal is to exceed our customers' evolving expectations by constantly seeking better ways to create and deliver World Class service and value. Despite our success and growth, we remain in many ways, a small company at heart.
Paul & Gerald D'Amour founded Big Y as a 900 square foot family-owned store in Chicopee, MA in 1936. In 1993, the company introduced its first World Class Market in Springfield, MA, a format combining the warmth of the neighborhood market with 21st-century advances. Offering world-class selection and quality in a European-market-style layout, the World Class Market established a new standard for shopping.
Throughout the years, Big Y has thrived as a family business committed to customer service. The design and development of the World Class Market under the leadership of several generations of the D'Amour family, reconfirmed Big Y's status as a corporate visionary with a customer-centered focus.
After over 75 years of serving shoppers, Big Y knows what it takes to make a world-class store. And while Big Y stores have grown in size to meet customers' expectations, they retain all the small touches that set them apart from competitors. From the easy-grip handles on freezer doors to the width of checkout aisles, Big Y pays attention to the immeasurable details that give its cutting-edge stores the warmth of a family-owned neighborhood market.