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.
New Milford Big Y Is Reborn
SPRINGFIELD, MA (July 25, 2019)
Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the renovations at their New Milford, CT World Class Market at 1 Kent Road. This renovation effort began in March and included major renovations in many areas of the 52,672 square foot store and various new additions in response to changing customer needs.
Big Y is continuing its focus on supporting their local community with great partners like Kimberly Farms milk and fresh produce from New Milford, CT; Goat Boys soaps from New Milford, CT; Twin Pines Farms jams and jellies out of Litchfield County, CT; Hummel Brothers Provisions from New Haven, CT; and Lyman Orchards pies out of Middlefield, CT.
The upgraded sales floor now features the all-new Living Well Eating Smart section, which offers hundreds of organic, natural and gluten free products in grocery, health and beauty, dairy and frozen foods, freshly ground nut butters and an ample selection of bulk dry foods. The new layout of the produce department will allow for a greater variety in conventional, organic and local produce.
Additionally, an all-new freshly prepared salad bar has been installed to further enhance the store’s lineup of quick and easy foods. Big Y continues to increase the number of high-quality fresh meal solutions that it offers for its customers to enjoy at home or in the store.
New décor and fixtures in all departments showcase even more products than ever before.
Store Director, Brian Murtha, will continue to manage this store. Murtha has been with Big Y since 1994 where he started as a Meat/Seafood Manager and later an Assistant Store Director. He was promoted to store director in 2006 and assigned to the New Milford location in March of 2019. The store’s most recent remodel was in 2012. The store is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.
A July 26 Grand Re-opening event (Meet the Managers) is being planned with complimentary refreshments along with store-wide product samples.