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.
Help for Local Veterans
SPRINGFIELD, MA (July 9, 2018)
n the month of May, the Yuengling Brewery and Table & Vine joined forces to help raise money for Veterans and their families through the “Lagers for Heroes” program in which 100% of the donations raised help local Massachusetts Veterans through the MA VFW Foundation. The program ran May 1st – May 31st and through the generosity of its consumers, Table & Vine was able to raise $785.00.
On July 12th at 12:30, the Yuengling Brewery and Table & Vine. 1119 Riverdale St. West Springfield will be conducting a check presentation between Table & Vine and the MA VFW Foundation. Several MA VFW state officials, local post members, as well as sales teams from Williams Distributors and Yuengling Brewery will be on hand to celebrate this occasion.
About Lagers for Heroes:
Lagers for Heroes is a program the Yuengling brewery has built to not only pay tribute to local Veterans but also help raise money and awareness through a strong partnership with the MA VFW Foundation through its in-store fundraising program.What's unique about this campaign is that 100% of the proceeds help Veterans. The foundation is run by local vets, for local vets and their families who are in need of assistance. Below is an interesting story of how Lagers for Heroes helped a local soldiers family in Carver MA in need of a new roof while the soldier was stationed abroad.
About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.
Based in historic Pottsville, PA, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America's Oldest Brewery®, is family-owned and operated since 1829. Now sold in 22 states, production is supported by two breweries in Pottsville, PA and one in Tampa, FL. Principal beer brands include Yuengling® Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale®, Oktoberfest and now Golden Pilsner.
About Table & Vine
New England's premier fine wine, spirits, beer and specialty foods merchant. Their Flagship locations in West Springfield, MA carries one of the world's largest wine selections with over 4,000 bottles in stock at all times. A wide range of cognacs, single malt whiskies and a vast selection of local, craft and imported beers as well as artisan foods and specialty cheeses are among their other selections. In addition, Big Y World Class Market locations in Franklin, Greenfield, Holden, Northampton, North Quincy and Wilbraham, MA have extensive Table & Vine offerings right inside their markets.