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A full service butcher shop, seafood direct from New England piers, prepared meals including freshly made pizzas and rotisserie chicken dinners, fresh cooked to order fish and chips and a broad selection of specialty foods -- including a wide array of organic and gluten free foods – will be among the star attractions of Big Y’s new World Class Market in Foxborough, Mass.
The proposed 55,000-square-foot supermarket will be located on the site of Foxfield Plaza on Rt. 140 and Central St. on the Mansfield town line. Big Y intends to re-develop the existing 11 acre shopping center, including approvals and construction.
Big Y has been on an aggressive expansion plan since the beginning of 2010, with new locations announced in Lee, Franklin and Milford, Mass. In addition, the company recently reopened four recently acquired markets from A&P in West Hartford, Mystic, Old Lyme and Branford, Conn.
As a Big Y World Class Market, it will offer not only superior customer service but also a wide assortment of quality products and specialty items with added convenience in each department with a focus on saving customers time, energy and money. It will also feature an extensive produce department with over 500 different items, including organics as well as fruits and vegetables from local farms and orchards.
The Springfield, Mass.-based Big Y recently added the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System that rates all food and beverages on a scale of 1 to 100. The higher the score, the better the nutrition. NuVal allows Big Y consumers to quickly and easily compare the nutrition of the foods they buy at a glance.
The new market, slated to open in 2012, will represent the 66th store for Big Y -- one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. The family owned and operated retailer currently has 62 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 10,000 employees. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D’Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Mass., where two roads converge to form a “Y.”