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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".

Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media. 

Big Y Appoints Colin D’Amour to Senior Director of Asset Protection

Another 3rd generation family member takes on new leadership role

SPRINGFIELD, MA – (April 3, 2024) 

The Board of Directors of Big Y Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin M. D’Amour as senior director of asset protection where he will lead the asset protection team, develop and execute future strategies, deploy new technologies, build relationships with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies and foster both education and growth within the department. He reports to Nicole D’Amour Schneider, senior vice president of retail operations and customer experience.

D’Amour began working as a service clerk at Big Y Supermarkets in 1998 at the age of 14. From there, he held several positions including produce clerk, warehouse selector, and construction/remodel store projects coordinator.

In 2007, he accepted a commission with the United States Marine Corps as Second Lieutenant where he served with distinction, ultimately earning the rank of Captain. In 2010, he was deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2014, D’Amour left active duty in the Marines and returned to Big Y by entering into their store director training program. Since then, his career has included several important and diverse roles including store director, corporate center store sales director, senior manager of procurement, and most recently, senior director of the Big Y Express division. He was also a project manager for the expansion of the Fresh and Local Distribution Center and is a member of Big Y’s Real Estate and Store Design Committees. In addition, he oversees multiple programs and initiatives with Topco, an $18 billion cooperative that provides aggregation, innovation and management solutions to its leading food industry members across the country.

A graduate of Boston College, he holds personal decorations from his military service including both the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals. He is the grandson of Big Y co-founder Gerald E. D’Amour and son executive chairman, Charles L. D’Amour. He and his wife, Sharee have 4 children.