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 Turns Pink
SPRINGFIELD, MA (September 27, 2017)
In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets will be donating proceeds from various departments throughout the store to 31 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Since 2007, the chain has raised more than $1.7 million dollars for this cause. The program, “Partners of Hope” reflects the partnership, commitment and support of breast cancer awareness and research that is so vital for many. Last year, Big Y raised $234,885.
During the entire month of October, Big Y will donate a portion of the proceeds from both the Floral and Produce Departments. Additionally, Big Y will donate 5 cents for each Big Y, Top Care, Full Circle, Simply Done, Paws Happy Life, Pure Harmony, @Ease, Tippy Toes and Culinary Tours brand products* purchased between October 5 and 11(*excluding random weight items). The Big Y Butcher Shop will donate ten cents from every pound of All Natural Angus Beef® and Big Y Smart Chicken® to breast cancer research during the entire month of October. Big Y Pharmacy & Wellness Center will also donate $5.00 for every flu shot given. Big Y's pink reusable, earth-friendly shopping bag highlighting the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign will also be available and every store will be promoting Partners of Hope pink ribbons for $1 from October 1st through October 31st as a way of generating additional proceeds for local breast cancer organizations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Big Y's dietitian team, Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell, will devote a portion of their fall newsletter to cancer prevention. Look for the “Living Well Eating Smart” displays throughout the stores.
According to Big Y CEO, Donald D'Amour, “Breast cancer affects thousands of women and many men each year. We hope that this initiative will not only promote breast cancer awareness but also save lives through early detection and care.”
The beneficiaries this year will include the following organizations:
Boston, MA - Boston Mass General Hospital Gillette Center for Breast Cancer
Boston, MA - Brigham & Women's Hospital Breast Oncology Program
Boston, MA - Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers
Boston, MA - Boston Medical Center Belkin Breast Health Center
Holyoke, MA - La Esperanza La Esperanza: The Hope of Pioneer Valley
Holyoke, MA - HMC Breast Health Center The Pink W.A.Y. (Women Around You)
Longmeadow, MA - Survivor Journeys Breast Cancer Program
Northampton, MA - Cancer-Connection
Northampton, MA - Cooley Dickinson Women's Health Care
Pittsfield, MA - Berkshire Medical Center Women's Imaging Center
South Weymouth, MA - South Shore Health Systems
Springfield, MA - Baystate Health Foundation Rays of Hope
Springfield, MA - Mercy Medical Center Mercy Breast Care Center
Westfield, MA - Noble Hospital Comprehensive Breast Program
Worcester, MA - Saint Vincent Hospital Breast Care Clinic
Worcester, MA - U Mass Memorial Health Care Comprehensive Breast Center
Worcester, MA - Family Health Center of Worcester Lois B. Green Breast Health Center Center
Derby, CT - Griffin Hospital Breast Wellness Program
Hartford, CT - Hartford Hospital Partnership for Breast Care
Hartford, CT - St. Francis Foundation Comprehensive Breast Health Center
Middletown, CT - Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Cancer Center
New Britain, CT - CT Breast Health Initiative
New London, CT - Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
New Haven, CT - Yale-New Haven Hospital Breast Cancer Program
Norwich, CT - Backus Hospital Backus Cancer Center
Stafford Springs, CT - Johnson Memorial Hospital Breast Care Center
Torrington, CT - Charlotte/Hungerford Hospital Pink Roses Program
Waterbury, CT - St. Mary's Hospital Breast & Oncology Center
Westbrook, CT - Middlesex Hospital Cancer Care South Shore Cancer Center
Wethersfield, CT - Team Towanda Foundation
Willimantic, CT - Windham Hospital Foundation Oncology Program