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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 Opens New Fuel Station on Cooley Street in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA (May 14, 2018)

Big Y Foods, Inc. is celebrating its newest Big Y Express Gas and Convenience Store located at 471 Cooley Street in Springfield, MA. This market boasts many new
innovations both inside and outside of the store. This is the seventh Big Y Express location; the other six Massachusetts stores can be found in Lee, Pittsfield, Hadley, Longmeadow, Wilbraham on Boston Road, and South Hadley. Big Y opened their first location in Lee in 2013.

This location contains 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 “in-store 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.

The store director of this location is Yanira Febus. There are currently seven employees and Big Y is looking to hire one or two more. The site was formerly operating as Ultra Gasoline and all Ultra employees were encouraged to apply for a position with Big Y.

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 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.”