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".
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Fresh Acres Market and Instacart Offer Same-Day Delivery
Instacart now delivers from 100% of Big Y Banner Store Locations
SPRINGFIELD, MA (June 13, 2019)
June 13, 2019 - Instacart, a North American leader in online groceries, and Fresh Acres Market, today announced their partnership, adding same-day grocery delivery services to their Springfield, Massachusetts store. Customers in the greater Springfield area will now have access to all Fresh Acres Market’s fresh local produce, artisan bakery items, stone pie pizza, and more, paired with the convenience of same-day delivery.
Since joining forces in May 2017, Big Y and Instacart now provide delivery from all Big Y market locations. Today’s expansion to include Big Y’s Fresh Acres Market division gives customers one more option to choose from.
“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Big Y further to bring customers access to Fresh Acres Market’s gourmet food and fresh produce, delivered to their door in as fast as an hour,” said Andrew Nodes, Vice President of Retail for Instacart. “Fresh Acres is a beloved local artisan grocer and our expanded delivery options make it even easier for busy people and families to get the groceries they need - from fresh produce, meats and pantry staples - from their favorite neighborhood retailer.”
“We know our customers are busy, and that any found time in their week can make a difference,” said Roger Gouin, Fresh Acres Store Director. “By partnering with an industry leader like Instacart, we’re able to provide our customers with the quality service they’ve come to expect from Fresh Acres, without leaving their house.”
Fresh Acres customers in Agawam, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Feeding Hills, Hampden, Ludlow, Westfield, West Springfield, Springfield and Wilbraham can go online to instacart.com/fresh-acres-market or open the Instacart app on their mobile device, then begin adding groceries to their Instacart grocery cart. Customers can then choose a delivery window within one hour or up to five days in advance before checking out. An Instacart personal shopper will pick, pack and deliver the order to the customer in the designated time frame.
For orders of $35 or more, the delivery fee is just $3.99. With an Instacart Express membership for $9.99/month or an annual fee of $99, customers get unlimited, free delivery on all orders over $35. First-time customers of Fresh Acres Market on Instacart can enter the code FRESHACRES10 at checkout for $10 off your first order of $35 or more.
About Big Y Foods, Inc.:
Big Y Foods, Inc.is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 80 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 70 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine
Wines and Liquors and 9 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2018 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".
Instacart is a North American leader in online groceries and one of the fastest growing companies in e-commerce. Instacart’s same-day delivery and pickup service bring everyday essentials and fresh groceries to consumers in the U.S. and Canada in as fast as an hour. Instacart has partnered with the most popular national and regional retailers such as Albertsons, ALDI, Costco, CVS, Kroger, Loblaw, Publix, Sam's Club, Sprouts and Wegmans, among others. The Instacart marketplace offers more than 300 retailers and trusted local grocers that customers love. The company’s cutting-edge technology powers some of the world's biggest retail players by supporting their e-commerce marketplace and delivery