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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".

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Big Y Announces 10th Fuel Station

SPRINGFIELD, MA (July 9, 2019)

Big Y Foods, Inc. announced its newest Big Y Express Gas Station and Convenience Store located at 234 Tolland Turnpike in front of their Big Y World Class Market in Manchester, CT to open Fall 2019. This is the tenth Big Y Express location and the second in Connecticut; the other nine can be found in MA in Lee, Pittsfield, Hadley, Longmeadow, Wilbraham, South Hadley, Springfield, Chicopee, and Stafford Springs, CT. Big Y opened their first location in Lee in 2013.

This 2,575 sq ft. location will contain 10 pumping positions with 87, 89, and 93 octane fuel at every dispenser. Diesel is also available. A free air machine will be available for tire inflation at all times. Inside the store, selections will include freshly brewed, milk, bread, numerous other cold beverages, candy, snacks, tobacco products, lottery, and ice. Additional amenities include fresh muffins and donuts, fresh grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, indoor and outdoor seating, and free Wi-Fi.

The store is currently seeking 8-10 cashiers. Interested applicants can apply at www.bigy.com.

Big Y’s Silver Savings Club members receive 5 cents per gallon discount with their membership cards every day. Additionally, customers will receive fuel rewards when they buy groceries from any Big Y. Currently, shoppers can purchase $50 worth of groceries and receive 15 cents off per gallon of gas, purchase $75 worth of groceries and receive 20 cents off per gallon of gas, or purchase $100 worth of groceries and receive 25 cents off per gallon of gas. Fuel rewards are loaded right to the customers’ Silver Savings Club card and can be scanned and applied at the pump or at the register.

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 Manchester with our 10th location.”