On Sept. 22, Big Y will celebrate the opening of its market at 434 Walpole St. in Norwood, Massachusetts. The grocer will offer virtual store tours, giveaways, special sales, discounts and contests.
Construction began in September 2021 for the 54,465-square-foot market. Big Y has hired 100 new employees for this store.
“All of us at Big Y are excited to show the Norwood community our unique shopping experience,” said Charles L. D’Amour, president and CEO. “I’m very proud of our teams who have been working diligently for months to prepare this market for opening. We know that our customers will appreciate our selection of fresh and local foods, our outstanding employee service and the value and variety that our new store has to offer.”
Some highlights of this market will include hand tossed pizzas, rotisserie chickens and Boar’s Head premium deli meat and cheese, as well as subs, fresh seafood, live steamed Maine lobsters, cooked to order fish and chips and chef prepared sushi fresh daily.
Big Y’s produce department of more than 500 different items supports local farmers throughout the growing season including Davidian Farms from neighboring Northboro. Other local finds as part of the more than 2000 local products include favorites like Fanny’s Italian salad dressings and pasta sauces from Framingham, Bianco Sausages from Medford, Lighthouse Keepers jams and jellies from Yarmouthport and Dalby Farms pickles, preserves and barbecue sauce.
Nate Draper, store director, has been in grocery retail for the past 33 years. He started as a part-time service clerk and held many other positions including trainer and merchandiser. He joined the Big Y company five years ago.
“Our team has been nothing less than amazing throughout this process. From construction, to procurement, sales and operations everyone has proved to be ‘better together’ to make sure the store is the best possible place for customers to shop,” Draper said.
“The team in store has been working diligently to get all of our new employees acclimated and trained to provide the world class shopping experience that our customers have come to expect from us. The time, effort and care put in by every person at every level truly proves to me that we are still a Big Y family focused on doing what’s right, and creating solutions for and connections with our customers above all else.”
For more information, visit bigy.com.