SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the news Friday that the family-owned Big Y Foods Inc. will expand the distribution center at its Roosevelt Avenue headquarters in Springfield and hire 32 new workers. The additions are in preparation for Big Y’s long-term plan to open 20 new supermarkets over the next 20 years.
“This is big news for Springfield, good news for our region’s workers and yet another sign that local businesses are doubling down on their investment in the City. As MGM opens its doors, and the CRRC plant comes online, and MassMutual brings many of its workers back to its Springfield headquarters, it is clear that Springfield is turning a corner, powered by the momentum of its local businesses,” said Senator Eric P. Lesser, Chairman of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
The news was first reported by The Republican.
Big Y was founded in 1936 by the late Paul and Gerald D’Amour with a single store in Chicopee. Today it is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England, operating 80 locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut with around 11,000 employees in total.