Last updated on January 4th, 2016 at 09:43 am
Big Y Foods of Springfield, Massachusetts, recently completed two supermarket renovations in East Longmeadow and Worcester, Massachusetts.
In East Longmeadow, the $2.3 million project began in August and included major renovations in all areas of the 59,473-s.f. store. This store originally opened in 1968 and was last updated in 2001. The $2 million Worcester project began in September and also included major renovations in all areas of the 53,961-s.f. store.
All corners of both stores were improved—from new flooring, paint, equipment and fixtures to an all-new Living Well Eating Smart section offering more than 1,300 organic, natural and gluten-free products in grocery, health and beauty, dairy and frozen foods.
In East Longmeadow, other improvements include a new expanded café section, an updated Little Y Kids Club, new soup and olive bars and an upgraded meat service department, as well as a new sushi department. Big Y says it hired 14 new full-time employees as a result of these improvements.
In Worcester, other improvements include updated and relocated floral and café sections, as well as new soup and olive bars and a new sushi department. The Worcester store looks to hire 15 new full-time employees.
As part of the East Longmeadow store’s grand reopening celebration, East Longmeadow High School, Birchland Park Middle School, Mapleshade Elementary, Mountain View Elementary School and Meadow Brook Elementary School each received a $500 donation to reflect Big Y’s longstanding commitment to education. As part of the grand reopening celebration in Worcester, 31 area schools received a $500 donation.