Big Y in the News
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 84 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 70 supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 13 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as well as 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’s Breast Cancer Support Launched
SPRINGFIELD, MA – (October 6, 2023) In order to continue to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets will be raising funds for 32 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. Since 2007, the chain has raised more than $2.7 million dollars for this cause. The program, “Partners of Hope” reflects the partnership, commitment and support of breast cancer awareness and research that is vital for so many.
Customers can donate directly to Partners of Hope via https://www.bigy.com/community/breastcancerawareness or they can purchase a $1 ribbon at each register.
According to Big Y CEO, Charles D’Amour, “Thousands of women and many men are impacted each year by breast cancer. With a renewed focus on health and wellness and the importance of breast cancer awareness and early detection, we hope that this initiative can not only help save lives but some day lead to better treatments and ultimately a cure."
The beneficiaries this year will include the following organizations:
|Amherst||UMASS||Protect our Breasts Program|
|Boston||Mass General Hospital||Gillette Center for Breast Cancer|
|Boston||Brigham & Women’s Hospital||Breast Oncology Program|
|Boston||Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers|
|Boston||Boston Medical Center||Belkin Breast Health Center|
|Boston||American Cancer Society||Making Strides Again Breast Cancer of Boston|
|Holyoke||HMC Breast Health Center||The Pink W.A.Y. (Women Around You)|
|Longmeadow||Survivor Journeys||Breast Cancer Program|
|Northampton||Cooley Dickinson Hospital||Women’s Health Care|
|Pittsfield||Berkshire Medical Center||Women’s Imaging Center|
|South Weymouth||South Shore Health Systems|
|Springfield||Baystate Health Foundation||Rays of Hope|
|Springfield||Mercy Medical Center||Mercy Breast Care Center|
|Worcester||Saint Vincent Hospital||Breast Care Clinic|
|Worcester||U Mass Memorial Health Care||Comprehensive Breast Center|
|Derby||Griffin Hospital||Breast Wellness Program|
|Hartford||Hartford Hospital||Partnership for Breast Care|
|Hartford||St. Francis Foundation||Comprehensive Breast Health Center|
|Middletown||Middlesex Hospital||Shoreline Cancer Center|
|New Britain||CT Breast Health Initiative|
|New London||Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation|
|New Haven||Yale-New Haven Hospital||Breast Cancer Program|
|Norwich||Backus Hospital||Backus Cancer Center|
|Stafford Springs||Johnson Memorial Hospital||Breast Care Center|
|Torrington||Charlotte/Hungerford Hospital||Pink Roses Program|
|Waterbury||St. Mary’s Hospital||Breast & Oncology Center|
|Westbrook||Middlesex Hospital Cancer Care||South Shore Cancer Center|
|Willimantic||Windham Hospital Foundation||Oncology Program|
Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with over 10,000 employees. Big Y has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-in-State Employer in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and in 2023 for both Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and for Women. They are ranked at number 72 on Progressive Grocer’s PG 100, annual list of North America’s top food retailers. 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".