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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 Looking for Hispanic Products

West Springfield store remodel includes new enhanced Hispanic section

Big Y’s “Local Hispanic Vendor Discovery Tour” is underway. In preparation for the grand re-opening of the newly remodeled West Springfield store, they are in search of more locally produced Hispanic & Latin American items to be featured.

The Hispanic grocery section features traditional ingredients and pantry staples from across Latin America including Brazil and the Caribbean, with a selection of tropical fruits, vegetables like plantains, ajicito peppers, an expanded selection of roots, sugar cane, chayote, an assortment of chili and more.  

While they are currently looking for Hispanic and Latin American products, Big Y is always interested in adding new partners of all types from their store regions. They partner with over 500 local businesses with over 4,000 individual local products. These items can be found across every department in their stores. Anyone who is interested in becoming a local partner can inquire at www.bigy.com/LocalPartners. 

“Our mission at Big Y has always been to provide our customers with a diverse selection of high-quality products that meet their culinary needs and preferences," said Mike Cormier, Senior V.P. of Sales and Marketing at Big Y. "With the introduction of our new Hispanic grocery section, we are excited to offer an even broader range of options, allowing our customers to explore and experience the rich and vibrant flavors of Latin American cuisine,” he added.