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Big Y Names D’Amour Senior Director Of Asset Protection

Big Y's Colin D'Amour
Colin D'Amour

Big Y has appointed Colin M. D’Amour as senior director of asset protection. In this role, he will lead the asset protection team, develop and execute future strategies, deploy new technologies, build relationships with law enforcement and other regulatory agencies and foster education and growth within the department.

He reports to Nicole D’Amour Schneider, SVP of retail operations and customer experience. 

D’Amour began working as a service clerk at Big Y Supermarkets in 1998. From there, he held several positions including produce clerk, warehouse selector and construction/remodel store projects coordinator. 

In 2007, he accepted a commission with the United States Marine Corps as a second lieutenant, where he served with distinction and earned the rank of captain. In 2010, he was deployed to Helmand, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

In 2014, D’Amour left active duty in the Marines and returned to Big Y by entering into its store director training program. Since then, his career has included several diverse roles including store director, corporate center store sales director, senior manager of procurement and, most recently, senior director of the Big Y Express division.

He was also a project manager for the expansion of the Fresh and Local Distribution Center and is a member of Big Y’s real estate and store design committees. In addition, he oversees multiple programs and initiatives with Topco, an $18 billion cooperative that provides aggregation, innovation and management solutions to its food industry members across the country. 

A graduate of Boston College, D’Amour holds personal decorations from his military service, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement medals. He is the grandson of Big Y co-founder Gerald E. D’Amour.

About Big Y Foods

Big Y Foods is one of the largest independently-owned supermarket chains throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut, including supermarkets, Table & Vine Fine Wines and Liquors and Big Y Express gas and convenience locations. 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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