Big Y Foods Corporate Office AddressBig Y Foods
2145 Roosevelt Ave.
Springfield, MA 01102
Contact Big Y FoodsPhone Number: (413) 784-0600
Fax Number: (413) 732-8475
Email: Email Big Y Foods
ExecutivesCEO: Donald H. D'Amour
CFO: William D. White
COO: Charles L. D'Amour
Big Y Foods History
Brothers Paul and Gerry D’Amour bought the Y Cash Market in Chicopee, MA in 1936. Y Cash Market was at an intersection where two roads converged to form a Y.
In 1947 the D’Amour brothers opened a second Y Cash Market store. In 1952 the brothers opened a 10,000 square foot store in Chicopee, MA, near the Westover Air Base. Because the store was bigger and more modern than other supermarkets in the area, the brothers named the store “Big Y Supermarket.”
In 1960 the brothers expanded to Northampton, Massachusetts with a 30,000 square foot store, the biggest in Western Massachusetts at the time. By 1968 the company had six locations.
Big Y turned 50 in 1986; on this anniversary the chain had 21 locations and 1,600 employees.
Today Big Y has 60 locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, many of which are located in the metropolitan areas of Springfield, Worcester, and Hartford. Big Y is one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains in New England and employs 8,500 people.