News Release
 May 11, 2021
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops is proud to announce a major $2.9 million renovation is complete at its store located at 6914 Erie Road, Derby, NY. This marks the 14th renovation for the supermarket chain since early 2020 and a part of the company’s $40 million dollar capital improvement plan.

Tops Friendly Markets will virtually cut the ribbon on this impressive 65,000 sq. ft. store on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:00 am. To see some of these exciting renovations, visit us in- store, on our facebook page (@TopsFriendlyMarkets) or at our website,

Almost everything inside and outside of the store, including the Tops gas station right in the parking lot, has been touched giving it a refreshed and modernized appearance. From updated new exterior paint and an enhanced facade, to new interior décor, energy efficient equipment, digital menu screens, and LED lighting. Customers will also enjoy the added convenience of new state of the art self-check outs added during the renovation which will help to expedite their shopping.

Dave Brown, store manager for this Tops location noted that “with all of our new amenities, our expanded signature floral, new fresh fried donuts and custom cakes, to our wider selection of specialty and imported cheeses to an expanded array of local beers, guests are sure to enjoy all of our enhanced offerings.” He invites the community to visit during the Grand Re-Opening celebration and even have the chance to win some great prizes like $1,000 in Tops gift cards for food and fuel, a Buffalo Cycleboat tour for you and 15 guests, or free Spot Coffee for a year! From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll notice the expansion of Tops’ deli and carry out café areas offering more on-the-go menu items and affordable restaurant-style options. Also added in this remodel is a brand new Spot Café with a comfortable seating area tucked away in the back of the store. Here shoppers can quietly enjoy their favorite brewed coffee, iced coffee, latte or tea while using free Wi-Fi and enjoying some delicious pastries before tackling their shopping list.

You can’t help but smile when visiting the produce area featuring a new fresh prep cut fruit and vegetable station. Tops partnership with over 200 local growers, including Zittel’s, MCR Farms in Brant, and herb farmer D&J Brawdy, brings you the freshest local produce straight from the farm to your table. Tops prides itself on carefully selecting, inspecting, and ensuring your produce arrives at the peak of perfection.

Tops is also a proud supporter of product grown by New York State farmers who adhere to the New York State Grown and Certified program’s requirements, which includes verification of safe food handling practices and participation in environmental sustainability programs. The newly remodeled bakery offers a wider selection of detailed custom cakes and confections for graduations, weddings and other special occasions as well as an expanded assortment of freshly baked breads, pastries, and now signature fresh fried donuts.

Throughout the store, shoppers will also see an increase of antibiotic-free meat, plant based options, sushi and sustainable seafood selections, along with a wider selection of certified organic and gluten-free offerings, nutritional supplements, home care, and pet products.

To stay hydrated there is a large section dedicated to waters, seltzers, and sparkling waters, including many imported varieties. Tops took to heart the trend in local breweries and increased its selection of local favorites like Big Ditch, Southern Tier Brewing Co., Resurgence, 42 North, Hamburg Brewing Company, and Clarksburg Cider, along with the overall offerings in the entire beverage section of the store. And when ordering online with Tops Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Services, shoppers can even get their favorite traditional and craft beers, hard ciders, and seltzers delivered right to their homes. The remodel also includes the Pharmacy that has a new, safe and convenient waiting area which provides a wide variety of services to the community seven days a week including the COVID-19 vaccine. Tops is committed to making it easy to get every healthy thing you need in one quick stop and offers a number of immunizations, is an authorized administer of the Department of Motor Vehicles' Vision test, provides low prescription prices along with the GoodRx app, and accepts over 3,000 insurance plans.

Also new in Derby are two innovative and interactive in-store programs - “Flashfood” that allows customers to purchase food nearing its sell-by date at up to 50% off, and Tops Shop + Scan, a new convenient way to shop and use your phone to scan and bag your items as you go. “At Tops, social responsibility and sustainability have always been at the core of our mission, upholding standards that ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing customers with sustainably sourced, high-quality products, at a great value,” said Jeff Culhane, senior vice president of sales and merchandising for Tops. “Flashfood fits right into our business model and we’re excited to bring this unique opportunity to our customers.” To learn more about Tops sustainability efforts, visit ### About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 157 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 15,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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