Big Y plans to double size of Springfield distribution hub, add over 30 new jobs with $35 million investment in city

Over the next 18 months, the family owned Big Y Foods Inc. will expand the distribution center at its Roosevelt Avenue headquarters with 232,000 square feet of additional space. Plans include an expansion in order to provide capacity for the next 20 years including 20 new supermarkets, Big Y said Friday. It’s a $35-million to $40-million warehouse project that is expected to take 18 months and will result in 32 new jobs, according to a company news release. There are currently 92 employees working at the distribution center now and collectively they move 20 million cases of food a year, according to Big Y.

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