Whether blood related or otherwise, many teams of retail leaders can tout a familial bond. This is especially true in the case of Big Y Foods as the company recently bolstered its team with the promotion of two 3rd generation D’Amour family members. Colin M. D’Amour was named as the new Senior Director of Big Y Express Gas & Convenience Stores division, while Christian P. D’Amour was appointed as the new Director of E-Commerce.
As noted in the release, Colin D’Amour’s responsibilities will include oversight of store operations, sight selection, sight acquisition, and day-to-day responsibility for product procurement, including fuel for this division. Currently, there are 12 Big Y Express locations with four more planned for the coming year, according to a press release.
Colin D’Amour began working as a Service Clerk at Big Y Supermarkets in 1998 at the age of 14. From there, he held several positions including Produce Clerk, Warehouse Selector, Construction/Remodel Store Projects Coordinator, and completed Big Y’s Supermarket 101 training program.
Previously, Colin D’Amour served as Senior Manager of Procurement within Big Y’s Real Estate and Development Team as well as a member of the Real Estate Committee, where he remains involved in evaluating viable expansion opportunities across all operating formats including Big Y World Class Markets, Big Y Express Gas and Convenience Stores, Fresh Acres Specialty Foods, and Table & Vine Fine Wines & Spirits. In 2016, he was promoted to Store Director in Pittsfield and later Lee, Massachusetts, before being selected as a Corporate Center Store Sales Manager until 2019.
Christian D’Amour will be responsible for Big Y’s e-commerce platform. This platform currently includes relationships with Instacart for grocery home deliveries and DoorDash for prepared meal home deliveries. In addition to these services, he will be launching Big Y’s MyPicks Online ordering. MyPicks will utilize a fully automated grocery fulfillment center attached to the Chicopee, Massachusetts, Big Y World Class Market. Using state-of-the-art robotics, this 12,000-square-foot center can quickly and safely select up to 7,000 online orders a day for delivery to customers.
Like his brother, Colin, Christian D’Amour began his career at Big Y at the age of 14 as a Service Clerk. After college, he was a Sales and Marketing Representative for an insurance company based in Providence, Rhode Island. He re-joined Big Y as a Store Director trainee in 2014. One year later, he was appointed Assistant Store Director of the Wilbraham, Massachusetts, World Class Market. Currently, he continues to oversee the operations of the company’s Table & Vine flagship.
Colin and Christian D’Amour represent two of six of the 3rd generation D’Amour family who are actively involved in the company. They are grandsons of Gerald E. D’Amour, Big Y Co-Founder, and sons of Charles L. D’Amour, President and CEO. Both D’Amours will report to Richard D. Bossie, Senior Vice President of Operations and Customer Experience.
For more information on Colin and Christian D’Amour’s recent appointments, click here.
Congratulations to Colin M. D’Amour and Christian P. D’Amour on these exciting promotions!