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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, 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.

Big Y Express Expands

SPRINGFIELD, MA (March 21, 2018)

Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce its newest Big Y Express Gas and Convenience Store located at 471 Cooley Street in Springfield, MA opening by mid May of this year.

The site is currently operating as Ultra Gasoline and all Ultra employees are encouraged to apply for a position with Big Y. By Mid April, Big Y will be conducting interviews for a total of 6 full/part time positions. Interviews will be conducted at Big Y World Class Market at 300 Cooley Street. Applicants can apply online at www.bigy.com.

Big Y Express offers flexible shifts and many scheduling options. “Big Y is the perfect working environment for those seeking flexible shifts and excellent benefits, “says Aimee Diliberto, Employee Services Specialist for Big Y. Big Y's employee benefits include competitive wages, paid holidays, paid time off, tuition assistance, scholarships, a 401(k) plan, and a work/life care program.

Training for new store employees begins with an orientation filled with integrative discussion and videos about customer relations, and Big Y Express policies and procedures. Then new employees participate in comprehensive customer service training, safety and food sanitation training, and finally, the technical training required for their position. This training is enhanced with a state-of-the-art, computer-based learning management system, Big Y's Learning Hub.

This location will contain 8 gas pumps with 87, 89, and 93 octane fuel at every dispenser. Free air machines will be available for tire inflation at all times. Inside the store, selections will include donuts, pastries, and fresh “instore baked” muffins, Green Mountain Coffees, fresh fruits, gourmet over- stuffed sandwiches and salads, milk, bread, numerous other cold beverages, candy, snacks, tobacco products, lottery, and ice.

Big Y's Silver Savings Club members receive 5 cents per gallon discount with their membership cards every day. The store will be open from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM seven days a week, 365 days a year.

According to Big Y's Big Y president and COO, Charles L. D'Amour, “We are always looking to bring our customers even more! Indeed, we are excited to not only help our customers save on their fueling needs but also make life easier by offering convenience items that our customers can grab on the run. This is especially important given the hectic lives and schedules we all lead. Big Y Express showcases our expertise in food and service along with new fuel savings for all. We are excited to be able to bring this new concept to Springfield.”

This will be the seventh Big Y Express location; the other six Massachusetts stores can be found in Lee, Pittsfield, Hadley, Longmeadow, Wilbraham, and South Hadley. Big Y opened their first location in 2013 in Lee.