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.
Big Y Supports Local Community Schools Through Education Express
SPRINGFIELD, MA (January 3, 2018)
Big Y is excited to announce the return of the Big Y® Education Express® Program! Since 1993, they have awarded more than $14 million worth of much needed supplies to their local area schools. In fact, this program is so valuable to local schools that they’ve been asking Big Y to bring it back for the past year.
Anyone wishing to support their local schools can enroll in the program by linking their Big Y® Silver Savings Club card to their school through the MyBigY app or at BigY.com. Enrolled shoppers can earn valuable points for their school by simply shopping at Big Y and purchasing money-saving products throughout the store marked with the Education Express logo. Schools can then redeem the points earned for FREE educational supplies such as computers, art supplies, books and more.
The program will launch on January 4, 2018 with program sign ups, and shoppers can start earning points beginning February 1. The program is open to public and private schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut, grades K-12.
And, as an added incentive for this year’s program, shoppers will receive a Big Y Express Reward Gold Coin for every 500 Education Express points earned until April 25, 2018.
Community support is a key component to making this program a success. Big Y is committed to supporting the local community and educational programs for all children. The Education Express Program helps to supplement school budgets to ensure that children have the necessities to learn, succeed and have bright futures. “Big Y has been committed to education within our community for over 80 years. Our Education Express program has proven to be a simple and convenient way for our customers to help their local schools and their children and grandchildren,” said Donald D’Amour, Chairman, CEO.