News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 7, 2024
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS INVESTS $2 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRAND ISLAND, NY STORE LOCATION
Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets is proud to welcome shoppers to the Grand Re-Opening of its 57,000 sq. ft. Grand Island, NY store location. This renovation, totaling $2 million dollars in enhancements, welcomes residents into a warm, engaging environment. Located in the heart of the Island, this location has been a staple of Grand Island for nearly 50 years. During the ribbon cutting celebration, Tops will present local community non-profits with a donation, positively impacting first responders, schools, food pantries, and Veteran organizations.

Tops will cut the ribbon on this latest renovation project on March 12, 2024 at 10:00 am at 2140 Grand Island Blvd.

This store will offer new, enhanced services, an expanded assortment of products, and an enlarged fresh perimeter with new updated décor. To see some of these exciting renovations, visit us in-store, on our Facebook page (@TopsFriendlyMarkets) or at our website, https://www.topsmarkets.com/GrandOpening/

“This considerable investment will offer customers a renewed shopping experience starting with our friendly and knowledgeable associates, expanded amenities, and wide variety of high quality local, national, and own brands all at a great value. We’re excited to officially re-open this location signifying our continued commitment to the Grand Island community,” said Ron Ferri, president, Tops Friendly Markets. Shoppers in Grand Island will find new interior and exterior paint with welcoming awnings and landscaping, energy efficient equipment and LED lighting both inside and out, solar powered efficiencies, expanded state-of-the-art self-check outs, renovated restrooms, and informational digital screens. In addition, this store has an abundance of conveniences - some of which have been added during this remodel: • a refurbished onsite Citizen’s Bank • a Pharmacy, that has a new, safe and convenient waiting area which provides a wide variety of services including complex specialty prescriptions, immunizations, the Department of Motor Vehicles vision test, and the new Covid 19 booster for those 65+ • a fuel station where shoppers get the lowest price in town with Tops GasPoints • an innovative Flashfood® program that strives to eliminate food waste by connecting consumers with discounted food nearing its best-by date saving you up to 60% off your purchase • a time-saving Shop + Scan app where you use your phone to scan and bag your items as you shop to expedite your check-out • and fast, online ordering with Tops grocery pickup, delivery, and catering services.

“At Tops, we constantly evaluate the best ways to serve our customers and reinvest into our communities. These latest enhancements will help make life a little easier for shoppers by focusing on a strong combination of convenience, selection, quality and low prices every day,” stated Jon Douglas, Tops district manager.

In addition to the excellent quality and affordability, Tops has expanded its selection of fresh produce, complete with items of the season including fresh cut veggies, fruit, and trays, carefully selected, washed, cut, and prepared for quick and easy ready-to-serve convenience, highlights Tops commitment to fresh. Tops partners with over 500 local produce and dairy farmers like Breezy Hill Dairy, Orleans Poverty Hills Farms, and Chafee Farms, among several other partners right in Erie County, NY. At Tops, we’re 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.

From rolled sushi made fresh daily to a full-service deli that offers the finest meats and cheeses, this expanded assortment ranges from local and national brands including premium selections from Boar’s Head. Families will love our expanded selection of grab and go meals including our famous fish fry’s, freshly made salads, award winning fried chicken, signature subs, breakfast pizza and so much more—all fresh and ready for you.

Tops newly expanded bakery offers an assortment of freshly baked breads, pastries, specialty cakes, and donuts, fresh fried daily, along with gluten free items from Vin-Chet’s, a local Western NY bakery. Throughout the store, shoppers will also discover a full-service seafood and meat department where our certified butchers hand-cut fresh, high quality USDA Choice beef and pork in store daily. You’ll also find an increase of antibiotic-free meat, sustainable seafood selections, and plant based options, along with a larger selection of certified organic and gluten-free offerings that are fully integrated in aisle.

Tops invites the community to visit during the Grand Re-Opening celebration and even have the chance to win some great prizes like a $1,000 Tops Gift Card, a Buffalo Bisons Herd Membership or a local golf package to The Paddock Golf Dome and Grille. ### Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 148 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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