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 SPRINGFIELD, MA – (October 21, 2020) Big Y has announced that they will close all of their stores including Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty market on Thanksgiving November 26 as well as Friday November 27. Big Y Express Gas & Convenience locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well. 

In order to thank their thousands of employees for their continued hard work and tenacious efforts throughout the challenges of being an essential service throughout the pandemic, Big Y has decided to close their markets to the public on Thanksgiving and on the day after (Friday) so their employees can rest and spend more time with their families. In addition, the closure will allow time for extra cleaning, restocking and preparations for the remainder of the holiday season. 

According to Richard D. Bossie, senior vice president of operations and customer experience, “We are humbled by the extraordinary work of our front line employees throughout this past year. Being able to close to the public for an extra day or two, helps them to relax and spend time with loved ones. It also gives us an opportunity to clean and restock. The resilience of our teams has been remarkable, and we are thrilled to be able to thank them with a well-deserved break. “ 

Big Y closed for their last 2-day period in April when they closed similarly on Easter Sunday and Monday (4/12 & 13) in order to give their teams some much needed rest. 

In addition to these days of rest for their employees, Big Y has provided thank you pay and now thank you bonuses for their front-line workers in recognition of their continued commitment to each other and to their customers. 

All locations will re-open on Saturday November 28th for their usual hours. More information can be found on their website at bigy.com 

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 71 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table 

& Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 11 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 2018 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”. 

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