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April 25, 2015 10:26 PM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Big Y Foods, Inc.

Company Overview

Big Y Foods, Inc. owns and operates a chain of retail supermarkets in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Its stores include produce, deli, floral, food service, aisles, pharmacy and wellness, seafood, bakery, and butcher shops. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Springfield, Massachusetts.

2145 Roosevelt Avenue

PO Box 7840

Springfield, MA 01102-7840

United States

Founded in 1936





Key Executives for Big Y Foods, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Age: 61
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 60
Vice President of Legal Affairs & Government Relations and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Big Y Foods, Inc. Key Developments

Big Y Foods Introduces Reduced-Sodium Deli Meats

Big Y Foods has introduced a line of reduced-sodium, store brand deli meats and cheeses. The Turkey Breast contains 210 mg of sodium per 2-ounce serving; Honey Turkey Breast, 280 mg of sodium; and Applewood Smoked Turkey, 250 mg, according to the Big Y website. Related Sign up for SN's free Fresh Takes newsletter for more deli and fresh meals stories Big Y opens nut butter station. There’s also two lower-sodium cheeses: Swiss cheese, containing 65 mg of sodium per 1-ounce serving, and sharp white cheddar cheese, 80 mg per 1-ounce serving.

Big Y Foods Inc. Promotes Eric A. Swensen to Vice President of Center Store for the 60 Store Chain

The board of directors of Big Y Foods Inc. announced the promotion of Eric A. Swensen to vice president of center store for the 60 store chain. Swensen will oversee all grocery, dairy, frozen food, health and beauty care, general merchandise, pharmacy, retail pricing, space management and store brands. He will be responsible for developing strategies and tactical direction as well as planning and support for each of these departments. He reports to Michael P. D’Amour, executive vice president.

Big Y Opens First Fuel Center/C-Store Location

Big Y has opened its first fuel center/c-store location here in partnership with local operator F.L. Roberts & Co. The 2,000-square-foot Big Y Express Fuel and Convenience store, at 320 Housatonic St., just a few hundred feet from a traditional Big Y supermarket, is open 24 hours with eight gas pumps. It features a combination of traditional F.L. Roberts offerings along with an assortment of Big Y private-label grocery, snacks and prepared foods such as sandwiches and hot dogs.

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