BIG Y: AT A CROSSROADS

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Big Y Foods here ventured into new turf last week with the grand opening of its 50th store, the newly built Walpole World Class Market, just 15 minutes outside of Boston. It's a bold move by the retailer, according to some industry observers. Big Y appears confident it can grow in the heart of Stop & Shop's and Shaw's Supermarkets' territory. Claire D'Amour-Daley, Big Y's vice

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Big Y Foods here ventured into new turf last week with the grand opening of its 50th store, the newly built Walpole World Class Market, just 15 minutes outside of Boston. It's a bold move by the retailer, according to some industry observers. Big Y appears confident it can grow in the heart of Stop & Shop's and Shaw's Supermarkets' territory. Claire D'Amour-Daley, Big Y's vice president of corporate affairs and a member of the family-owned company, told the local med

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