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October 06, 2015 9:20 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 food stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The company offers various wines, spirits, and craft-brewed beers; cheeses, and specialty foods, entrees, bakery products, pie pizzas, cheeses, oils and vinegars, coffee, bulk foods, gift baskets, aisles, and floral products; steaks and roasts, deli meats, seafood, and chicken,; dairy and frozen foods; fruits and vegetables; and Habañero peppers and Mexican seasonings to Indian spices and Asian sauces. It also provides pharmacy and wellness centers; CyberScript, an online prescription ordering system. 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: 62
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 61
Vice President of Legal Affairs & Government Relations and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Big Y Foods, Inc. Key Developments

Big Y Foods, Inc. Opens Gas and Convenience Location in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Big Y Foods, Inc. announced the opening of its wholly-owned Big Y Express Gas & Convenience store located at 202 West St. in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Big Y has another fuel and convenience location that opened in Lee, MA in 2013 in a joint venture with F.L. Roberts & Co. This new location also boasts savings on fuel as well as good quality convenience food and beverages. This location contains 12 gas pumps with 87, 89, and 93 octane fuel as well as diesel at every dispenser. Free air machines are available for tire inflation at all times. Big Y Express is open seven days a week and 365 days a year. Inside the 1574 square foot store, selections include donuts, pastries, and fresh "in-store baked" muffins and cookies. Coffee selections include Green Mountain Coffee in various flavors and a fresh ground gourmet coffee machine that makes lattes and cappuccinos made to order! Food offerings include fresh fruits, gourmet over-stuffed sandwiches, hot soups, salads, hot pizza, and an assortment of fresh snack items in a convenient "cup" packaging to enjoy while on the run. Other beverage options include a selection of top notch cold and hot teas, iced coffee, fountain sodas and a multiflavor soda machine with up to 12 different flavor combinations. One of the most popular beverage choices is the F'Real milk shake machine that makes real milkshakes in a variety of flavors. Of course, the location also has a selection of Big Y label milk, bread, numerous other cold beverages, candy, snacks, tobacco products, lottery, ice, and even propane.

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.

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