Big Y

Big Y has announced that it will give employees a two-day break to celebrate Thanksgiving. 

Big Y will be closing all its stores on Thanksgiving and the Friday after the holiday. 

The supermarket chain announced Wednesday that all Big Y World Class Markets, Table & Vine and Fresh Acres specialty markets will be closed Nov. 26 and Nov. 27. Big Y Express Gas and Convenience locations also will be closed Nov. 26. 

“We are humbled by the extraordinary work of our front line employees throughout this past year," Richard D. Bossie, senior vice president of operations and customer experience for Big Y, said in a news release. "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."

The two-day break will be the second of the year for Big Y, which also closed in April for Easter Sunday and the day after.

All locations will reopen Nov. 28, with normal hours. For more information, visit