The Pandemic has not stopped Big Y Foods, Inc. from keeping its World Class Markets doors open to the community, and that’s due in no small part to its dedicated employees. Those employees are getting some deserved appreciation once again. As part of their continued appreciation for their extraordinary efforts this past year, Big Y has announced that they will be paying additional holiday bonuses to their front line and distribution center associates including full time, part time and casual employees. According to a media release from the company, the holiday bonus is part of the company’s ongoing recognition and appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices of employees which was instituted last March.

The thank you bonuses are expected to continue during the first part of 2021. Big Y employees were recently given Thanksgiving and Black Friday off for their efforts.

We continue to be grateful to all of our employees for their valiant efforts throughout this pandemic. They have all taken their role as essential workers both nobly and carefully in order to continue to provide for and support our friends and neighbors in our communities… I am so very proud of their resilience and dedication to serving our customers during this past year. This bonus pay is just one way that we show our appreciation to our team of 12,000 who work so hard and tirelessly every day. ~ Charles L. D’Amour, president and CEO of Big Y Foods, Inc.


Big Y Foods, Inc. is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 85 locations throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut including 71 supermarkets, Fresh Acres Market, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and 12 Big Y Express gas and convenience locations with almost 12,000 employees. Big Y operates Berkshire County supermarkets in Great Barrington, Lee, North Adams and Pittsfield, and gas and convenience stores in Lee and Pittsfield.

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