Big Y in the News
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 71 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 10 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 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 named Forbes Best in State for 5th year in a row
Ranked Best State Employer for MA and CT since 2019
SPRINGFIELD, MA [Novemeber 8, 2023] – For the fifth year in a row, Big Y has been awarded as a Forbes “Best-In-State Employer” for 2023. Forbes America’s Best-In-State Employers have been identified across all industries based upon an independent survey of employees who anonymously recommend their employers for this award. Employers, such as Big Y, neither have the knowledge of which employees are polled nor do they have the ability to influence the results in any way. According to Forbes, employees are asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family. Employees are also asked to give their opinions on a series of statements surrounding work-related topics such as working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image regarding their current employer. Big Y’s award spans 25 different industries.
According to Big Y COO, Michael P. D’Amour, “Big Y is honored to be recognized as a Forbes Best-In-State Employer for the fifth year in a row. We remain grateful to every one of our over 10,000 employees for providing essential food and products for our communities every day. We are proud of their efforts and share this honor with each and every one of them”.
Big Y puts a strong emphasis on employee experience and feedback focusing on flexibility, overall recognition, work/life balance and fostering a culture of caring and inclusion. They engage in employee roundtables, focus groups, employee resource groups and conduct frequent surveys to solicit feedback on improving their work environment. Receiving this award highlights the importance of hearing and responding to every employee’s voice. Through these efforts, all are encouraged to share ideas and collaborate with one another. Big Y has also been named as Forbes Best in State for Diversity, Forbes Best Employers for Women and Forbes America’s Best Large Employers.
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with over 10,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and in 2023 for both Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and for Women. They are ranked at number 72 on Progressive Grocer’s PG 100, annual list of North America’s top food retailers. 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".