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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Big Y Opens New Fuel Station in South Hadley
SPRINGFIELD, MA (November 9, 2017)
On Saturday, November 4, Big Y celebrated the opening of their newest Big Y Express fuel station and convenience store at 467 Newton Street in South Hadley, MA. This 1,558 square foot market boasts many new innovations both inside and outside of the store. This is the sixth Big Y Express location; the other five Massachusetts stores can be found in Lee, Pittsfield, Hadley, Longmeadow, and Wilbraham on Boston Road.
Construction on this $508,000 project began in September of 2017.
This location contains 8 gas pumps with 87, 89, and 93 octane fuel at every dispenser. Free air machines are available for tire inflation at all times. Inside the store, selections include donuts, pastries, and fresh “in-store baked” muffins and cookies. Coffee selections include Green Mountain Coffee in various flavors. Food offerings include fresh fruits, gourmet over-stuffed sandwiches, salads, and an assortment of fresh snack items in a convenient “cup” packaging to enjoy while on the run. Of course, the location also has a selection of Big Y label milk, bread, numerous other cold beverages, candy, snacks, tobacco products, lottery, and ice. Big Y's Silver Savings Club members receive 5 cents per gallon discount with their membership cards every day.
According to Big Y's Big Y 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 the South Hadley area.”
The store director of this location is Mark Leandro. There are currently 7 employees and Big Y is looking to hire 2 more. The store is open from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM seven days a week, 365 days a year.