Big Y announces two-day break for employees
Big Y will close all of its stores, including Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty market, on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, as well as Nov. 27. Big Y Express Gas & Convenience locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day as well.
The company said it decided to close its markets to the public on Thanksgiving and on the day after in order to thank its thousands of employees for their continued hard work and tenacious efforts throughout the challenges of being an essential service throughout the pandemic. In addition, the closure will allow time for extra cleaning, restocking and preparations for the remainder of the holiday season.
“We are humbled by the extraordinary work of our front line employees throughout this past year," said Richard D. Bossie, senior vice president of operations and customer experience. "Being able to close to the public for an extra day or two, helps them to relax and spend time with loved ones. It also gives us an opportunity to clean and restock. The resilience of our teams has been remarkable, and we are thrilled to be able to thank them with a well-deserved break. “
Big Y closed for its last two-day period in April when it closed similarly on Easter Sunday and Monday in order to give its teams some much needed rest.
In addition to these days of rest for employees, Big Y has provided thank you pay and now thank you bonuses for front-line workers in recognition of their continued commitment to each other and to their customers.