Big Y

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The western Massachusetts-based grocery store chain Big Y Foods is building a massive new distribution center next to its corporate headquarters in Springfield.

The Big Y logo.
Big Y

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The Big Y logo.
Big Y

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    A long-time Massachusetts-based company has big expansion plans.

   Big Y Foods announced a $35 million project Friday to double the size of its distribution center in Springfield and create 32 new full-time jobs.

     The new 425,000-square foot warehouse – roughly the size of 10 football fields – will provide the capacity for the company to build 20 new supermarkets in the region over the next two decades, according to Big Y President Charles D’Amour.