Brothers Colin and Christian D’Amour, third-generation members of Huge Y Meals’ founding D’Amour household, have been named as senior director of the Huge Y Categorical Fuel & Comfort Shops division and as director of e-commerce, respectively.
Beforehand, Colin D’Amour was senior supervisor of procurement in Huge Y’s actual property and growth group, whereas Christian D’Amour served as a district gross sales and merchandising mentor. They’re grandsons of Huge Y co-founder Gerald D’Amour and sons of President and CEO Charles D’Amour and characterize two of six third-generation members of the family actively concerned within the firm, Springfield, Mass.-based Huge Y stated.
Each appointments contain new and increasing divisions within the firm, the New England grocer famous, and each D’Amours report back to Richard Bossie, senior vice chairman of operations and buyer expertise.
In his new function, Colin D’Amour oversees retailer operations, website choice and acquisition, and product procurement — together with gasoline — for the Huge Y Categorical Fuel & Comfort Shops division, which incorporates 12 Huge Y Categorical places and 4 upcoming shops this yr.
A member of Huge Y’s actual property committee, he stays concerned in assessing enlargement alternatives throughout all retailer codecs, together with Huge Y World Class Markets, Huge Y Categorical Fuel & Comfort Shops, Contemporary Acres Specialty Meals and Desk & Vine Effective Wines & Spirits. As well as, he oversees applications and initiatives with the Topco Associates grocery cooperative.
He began his profession at Huge Y in 1998 at age 14 as a grocery store service clerk. In 2007, he accepted a fee with the U.S. Marine Corps as second lieutenant and later was promoted to captain. Then in 2010, he deployed to Afghanistan, together with duties as a buying officer and a development supervisor. He left energetic obligation in 2014 and returned to Huge Y, coming into the shop director coaching program, turning into assistant retailer director in 2015 after which retailer director in 2016. After that, he served as a company center-store gross sales supervisor till 2019.
In his new place, Christian D’Amour manages Huge Y’s e-commerce platform, which at present consists of relationships with Instacart for on-line grocery supply and DoorDash for ready meal supply. Previous to his promotion, he served since 2019 as district gross sales and merchandising mentor for Huge Y’s grocery store 15 retailer district in Massachusetts’ Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties. In that function, he was chargeable for all gross sales, merchandising and retailer group growth throughout all departments. He additionally continued to supervise the operations of the corporate’s Desk & Vine flagship retailer in West Springfield, Mass., for which he beforehand served as retailer supervisor. He began at Huge Y at age 14 as a service clerk and, after faculty, grew to become a gross sales and advertising consultant at an insurance coverage firm earlier than returning to Huge Y as a retailer director trainee in 2014. A yr later, he was appointed as an assistant retailer director after which in 2016 as a retailer director and later as a retailer supervisor.
Going ahead, Christian D’Amour is slated to launch the MyPicks On-line service, wherein clients will have the ability to order groceries on-line for curbside pickup on the retailer of their alternative or for residence supply, Huge Y stated. Plans name for MyPicks to be equipped by an automatic micro-fulfillment center attached to the Big Y supermarket in Chicopee, Mass. The 12,000-square-foot facility’s robotics can decide as much as 7,000 on-line orders day by day for supply to clients, in response to the corporate.
Total, Huge Y operates 85 shops in Massachusetts and Connecticut, together with 71 Huge Y World Class Market supermarkets, one Contemporary Acres Market, one Desk & Vine Effective Wines & Liquors retailer, and 12 Huge Y Categorical gasoline and comfort places.