1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. Buoyed by GM's record profits, Western Massachusetts dealers expect business ...

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 16 2012)

      Buoyed by GM's record profits, Western Massachusetts dealers expect business ...

      Michael D. Balise, vice president of Balise Motor Sales Co., which has Chevrolet and Buick-GM dealerships in the area, said Thursday that sales were up about 14 percent last year.  “There is a lot of pent-up demand,” Balise said. “It is not that the economy is good. People can’t fix their cars anymore and have to buy new ones.”

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Greenfield

    2. Big Y Foods says 'hometown feel' is key to its business success

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 10 2012)

      Big Y Foods says 'hometown feel' is key to its business success

      “We want to be careful about how we grow” and not grow too fast, he says. Generally focused on “modest, planned growth,” the company’s goal is to add a couple stores per year as Big Y Foods moves forward.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    3. Big Y executes sale-lease agreement in Lee

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jan 24 2012)

      Big Y had bought the Pleasant Street property for $4.25 million in September 2010 from the F.L. Roberts Co. of Springfield. F.L. Roberts formerly operated Diesel Dan’s truck stop plaza on the lot, which is located off Route 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The company planned to convert the space into a $21.5 million travel plaza, but sold the property to Big Y when the economic downturn caused those plans to fall through. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. Holyoke considers $16 million Big Y project: jobs and tax revenue vs. traffic and possible fast-food drive-up window

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2012)

      Jobs and tax revenue are being weighed against increased traffic and a possible fast-food restaurant with a drive-up window in the consideration of a proposed $16 million supermarket project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    5. New bakery, Sal's Bakery & Cafe, opens on Belmont Avenue in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 16 2012)

      New bakery, Sal's Bakery & Cafe, opens on Belmont Avenue in Springfield A lifelong city residents, owner Salvatore Circosta runs the emerging business with his two friends Nunzio Bruno, who is the business manager, and Santino Bruno, who is the operations manager. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    6. Holyoke hearing on $16 million Big Y plan draws people concerned about traffic, noise and trash

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Most officials have heralded the project because of the estimated 250 jobs and $520,000 to $590,000 a year in property taxes the developer has said it would generate. About 30 people, in addition to more than a dozen city officials and consultants with the developer, attended the Planning Board hearing at City Hall. O’Connell Development pitched its plan for a 110,000-square-foot project at Homestead Avenue and Lower Westfield Road during the site-plan review hearing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    7. Friendly's emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing more stores

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Friendly's emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing more stores Friendly Ice Cream Corp. emerged from bankruptcy protection Monday after its corporate owners repurchased the iconic brand for $122.6 million, and in the process closed more than 100 locations and wiped away $297 million in debt. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    8. Big Y scrubs Foxboro plans - The Sun Chronicle Online - News

      Explore - The Sun Chronicle Online - Front (Dec 29 2011)

      Big Y representatives say the company will not build its planned supermarket in Foxfield Plaza because of state permitting difficulties. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    9. Springfield's Big Y Foods Inc. buys 2 Louis & Clark locations

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 15 2011)

      Springfield's Big Y Foods Inc. buys 2 Louis & Clark locations Louis & Clark Drug Stores has sold its two pharmacies at 471 Breckwood Drive in Springfield and 459 Main St., Wilbraham to Big Y Foods Inc. so the pharmacy can concentrate on its medical equipment, custom compounding and specialty pharmacy businesses. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Northampton

    10. Walmart hopes to to add grocery store at Westfield facility

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 18 2011)

      Walmart hopes to to add grocery store at Westfield facility The 58,692 square-foot expansion will allow Walmart to establish additional sales areas, parking and access and a new loading dock. The store will also enlarge existing stormwater management areas at the 141 Springfield Rd. site. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Westfield

    11. Big Y at 75: Grocery chain's history follows path of opportunities

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 5 2011)

      Big Y at 75: Grocery chain's history follows path of opportunities In 1936, 30-year-old Paul D’Amour was a route sales driver for Wonder Bread. One of the markets on his delivery route, a 900-square-foot store in the Willimansett section of the Western Massachusetts city of Chicopee at an intersection where two roads converged to form a “Y,” was available for purchase. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Northampton

    12. Developer Peter Pappas confirms joint effort with Boston group to open a Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at former Visitor Information Center

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 3 2011)

      Developer Peter Pappas confirms joint effort with Boston group to open a Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill at former Visitor Information Center Peter J. Pappas, a local developer, confirmed Thursday that he is teaming up with a Boston group that is seeking to open a Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill at the former Visitor Information Center on the riverfront. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame   The Republican

    13. Lee Big Y grand opening nears - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Nov 2 2011)

      Lee Big Y grand opening nears - Berkshire Eagle Online Big Y Foods Inc. will open its new store in Lee this week, bringing 150 jobs and a second major retail grocer to Lee for the first time in nearly 25 years. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods

    14. Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 18 2011)

      Springfield's Rocky's Ace Hardware celebrates 85 years of nuts and bolts | masslive.com He said it’s not just the product on sale that is the consumer’s focus, but the result. That idea places importance on the staff’s ability to help people use a product like paint and the availability of all the stuff that might go with it, like the right brushes, masking tape and filler to take care of those pesky pinholes in the walls. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield   Amherst

    15. Profiles in Business

      Explore BusinessWest (Oct 14 2011)

      Profiles in Business “I can literally say that I started from scratch, and with the help of my wife, my brother, my sisters, and my parents, plus hard work and perseverance, our company is growing and prospering,” the typed speech reads. Don D’Amour noted that he and his cousin, company President Charles D’Amour, will be called upon for remarks at the 75th gala, and that, while he hadn’t yet finalized his remarks, he was quite certain that they would strike a very similar theme, although the second generation certainly didn’t start from scratch, a point he emphasized many times. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    16. Friendly's sees a way forward after bankruptcy filing

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 6 2011)

      Friendly's sees a way forward after bankruptcy filing “You know Friendly’s has been around 76 years,” said Harsha V. Agadi, the chairman and CEO of Friendly’s since August of 2010. “I think this is the first day of the next 76 years.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    17. Long-time Friendly's customers lament loss of their favorite restaurant locations

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 5 2011)

      Long-time Friendly's customers lament loss of their favorite restaurant locations When told of Friendly’s financial problems, which forced the restaurant chain on Wednesday to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy and close 63 locations including five in Western Massachusetts, Green shrugged and said it is the latest bit of bad news that is a direct result of the struggling national economy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   The Republican

    18. Big Y to hire 100 employees for its new store in Lee - Berkshire Eagle Online

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Oct 3 2011)

      Big Y to hire 100 employees for its new store in Lee - Berkshire Eagle Online Monday October 3, 2011 LEE -- Big Y Foods Inc. plans to hire 100 people for its new store in Lee thats expected to open next month, company officials have said. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    19. Crafts Avenue in Northampton goes upscale with new mix of businesses

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 1 2011)

      Crafts Avenue in Northampton goes upscale with new mix of businesses “We’re looking forward to being in Northampton,” said Alexander, who will operate the business with partners Benson Hyde and Nancy Baker. “We think there’s a significant underserved niche market (for the store) in Northampton.” (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Northampton   The Republican

    20. Kohl’s opens 2 stores, creates nearly 300 jobs in Mass.

      Explore bizjournals (Sep 28 2011)

      Kohl’s opens 2 stores, creates nearly 300 jobs in Mass. Kohl’s Department Stores .Kohl’s Department Stores Latest from The Business Journals Kohl’s opens Dalton storeKohl’s to hire 150 in WaxhawKohl's to add 1,200 people at new Harford Co. warehouse Follow this company .opened two new locations in Massachusetts on Wednesday, creating 280 jobs in the process, the department store chain said. The new stores are located in Springfield, Mass. and Northborough, Mass. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield

    21. Plan for restaurant among latest proposals for use of former Visitor Information Center building in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Plan for restaurant among latest proposals for use of former Visitor Information Center building in Springfield Two developers have again submitted proposals for re-use of the vacant, former Visitor Information Center building on West Columbus Avenue. Both plans are under review and a decision is possible in October. The site has been vacant since 2009. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brian M. Connors   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    22. Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 15 2011)

      Big Y to eliminate all self checkout kiosks by end of year | masslive.com The Springfield-based grocer Big Y announced this week that by the end of the year, all of the self checkout kiosks would be removed from their 58 stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Westfield

    23. Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola

      Explore BusinessWest (Sep 13 2011)

      Big Y Employment Specialist Lindsay Pratola Experts say the job market in Western Mass. is on the upswing. Companies are beginning to replace people who were laid off, and in some sectors, jobs are actually going unfilled due to a lack of qualified candidates. But the recovery continues to be painfully slow, and employers are typically filling only one or two positions at time. And the way they find replacements or new hires has undergone a dramatic change as they seek to save time and money. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   MassMutual   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.

    24. The X in Springfield to get Save-A-Lot supermarket

      Explore masslive.com (Aug 24 2011)

      The X in Springfield to get Save-A-Lot supermarket The $2.5 million project will bring about 100 permanent job, plus 60 construction jobs, while filling a need in the Forest Park neighborhood for a discount food market, company representatives told the council. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

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