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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 in the News - Big Y Turns Pink

SPRINGFIELD, MA [October 5, 2020] – In order to continue to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets will be donating proceeds from various departments throughout the store to 32 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Since 2007, the chain has raised more than $2 million dollars for this cause. The program, “Partners of Hope” reflects the partnership, commitment and support of breast cancer awareness and research that is vital for so many.

During the entire month of October, Big Y will donate a portion of the proceeds from both the Floral and Produce purchases including Sunshine Bouquets. Additionally, Big Y will donate 5 cents for each Big Y’s family of brands including, Full Circle Organics, Culinary Tours, Cravin’ Flavor, Food Club, That’s Smart, Wide Awake Coffee, Sweet P’s Bake Shop, Top Care Health, Tippy Toes, Pure Harmony and Paw’s Happy Life purchased between October 8 and 14 (some exclusions may apply). Big Y Butcher Shops will donate ten cents from every pound of All Natural Angus Beef and Big Y Smart Chicken sold during the entire month of October and Big Y Pharmacy & Wellness Center will also donate $5 for every flu shot given. New this year customers can also donate directly to Partner’s of Hope via bigy.com/community/breastcancerawareness

Big Y’s dietitian team, Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell, will devote a portion of their fall newsletter to cancer prevention.

According to Big Y CEO, Charles D’Amour, "During these challenging and stressful times, it has never been more important to take care of one's health. Thousands of women and many men are impacted each year by breast cancer. With a renewed focus on health and wellness and the importance of breast cancer awareness and early detection, we hope that this initiative can not only help save lives but some day lead to better treatments and ultimately a cure."

The beneficiaries this year will include the following organizations:


Amherst, UMASS, Protect our Breasts Program
Boston, Mass General, Hospital Gillette Center for Breast Cancer
Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Breast Oncology Program
Boston, Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers
Boston, Boston Medical Center, Belkin Breast Health Center
Boston, American Cancer Society, Making Strides Again Breast Cancer of Boston
Holyoke, HMC Breast Health Center, The Pink W.A.Y. (Women Around You)
Longmeadow, Survivor Journeys, Breast Cancer Program
Northampton, Cancer-Connection
Northampton, Cooley Dickinson, Hospital Women’s Health Care
Norwood, Ellie Fund
Pittsfield, Berkshire Medical Center, Women’s Imaging Center
South Weymouth, South Shore Health Systems
Springfield, Baystate Health Foundation, Rays of Hope
Springfield, Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Breast Care Center
Worcester, Saint Vincent Hospital, Breast Care Clinic
Worcester, U Mass Memorial Health Care, Comprehensive Breast Center
Worcester, Family Health Center of Worcester Center, Lois B. Green Breast Health Center


Derby, Griffin Hospital, Breast Wellness Program
Hartford, Hartford Hospital, Partnership for Breast Care
Hartford, St. Francis Foundation, Comprehensive Breast Health Center
Madison, Infinite Strength
Middletown, Middlesex Hospital, Shoreline Cancer Center
New Britain, CT Breast Health Initiative
New London, Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Breast Cancer Program
Norwich, Backus Hospital, Backus Cancer Center
Stafford Springs, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Breast Care Center
Torrington, Charlotte/Hungerford Hospital, Pink Roses Program
Waterbury, St. Mary’s Hospital, Breast & Oncology Center
Westbrook, Middlesex Hospital Cancer Care, South Shore Cancer Center
Willimantic, Windham Hospital, Foundation Oncology Program