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Big Y in the News

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, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. 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:

  • Big Y Plans New Market in Clinton, CT -  Big Y Foods, Inc. has announced plans to open a World Class Market in the Indian River Shops located at 11 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CT.
  • 11th Big Y Produce Manager Wins National Award -  United Fresh Produce Association has named Big Y World Class Market Produce & Floral Sales Manager, Michael Foint, as a 2020 Produce Manager of the Year in its Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.
  • Food Donations Help Feed Others -  In a chain-wide effort to help the less fortunate within their local communities, Big Y has donated over $11.5 million of food or a total of 5.7 million meals to help those in need throughout the region.
  • Big Y donates over $215,000 to Local Breast Cancer Groups -  In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative “Partners of Hope” to 29 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.
  • Over 6,000 Pairs of Socks Donated to Homeless - 6,513 pairs of new socks will be donated to the homeless in local communities thanks to Big Y’s third annual “Sock-tember” sock collection which ran from September 12th through October 2nd , where customers were encouraged to donate new socks for the homeless, and where Big Y donated a pair of socks for every flu shot given at one of their pharmacies.
  • Big Y Opens 2 New Stores - On Thursday, November 7th, Big Y will be celebrating the opening of their two newest World Class Markets at 656 New Haven Avenue in Derby, CT and 150 Boston Post Road in Milford, CT.
  • Big Y Celebrates in Manchester, CT - Big Y Foods, Inc. is celebrating the opening of its newest Big Y Express Gas Station and Convenience Store in front of their newly remodeled Big Y World Class Market located at 234 Tolland Turnpike in Manchester, CT.