SPRINGFIELD — Michael R. Cormier, who served as a Selectman in the town of Sandisfield in 1998, has been appointed vice president of center store by the board of directors of Big Y Foods Inc. In this role. Cormier will be responsible for all center store sales, marketing and merchandising including grocery, health and beauty care, pharmacy, general merchandise, frozen, dairy, retail pricing and space management departments for the 70-store chain.
Cormier has worked in the grocery business throughout New England and New York for over 23 years after working in both his family's restaurant and construction businesses and also serving in the military. A current resident of Halfmoon, N.Y., Cormier has completed Cornell University's Food Executive Program, has attended the University of North Carolina and is the recipient of several supermarket merchandising awards.