News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 December 23, 2002
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
(716) 635-5885

   
NEWEST TOPS FUELING SITES SET TO OPEN IN ORCHARD PARK AND GRAND ISLAND
NEWEST TOPS FUELING SITES SET TO OPEN IN ORCHARD PARK AND GRAND ISLAND

Williamsville, NY… This weekend, Tops Friendly Markets will open fueling facilities at its stores in Orchard Park and Grand Island. On Friday, December 27th, a Tops fueling station will open in the parking lot of the Tops at 3201 Southwestern Boulevard in Orchard Park. The following day, the newest Tops Xpress convenience store and fueling facility will open at 2130 Grand Island Boulevard, in front of the existing Tops. The two new sites are among Tops' ten on-site fueling facilities, including seven in the Buffalo-Niagara area.

Both fueling facilities consist of four, double-sided, self-service fuel dispensers, offering three grades of high-quality gasoline: regular, mid-grade and premium. Customers will have their choice of three convenient ways to purchase fuel - they can pay at the pump using a major credit card, pay inside the store, or will also have the option of pre-paying for their gasoline while shopping at the neighboring Tops. Gasoline coupons in $5, $10, $15 and $20 denominations will be available for purchase at the Tops checkout. The coupons can then be redeemed at the fueling station to make a gasoline purchase. Both locations will also offer coin-operated air pumps for customers to inflate their tires.

The Grand Island site features a 1056 sq. foot Tops Xpress store that will provide high-demand convenience items for busy customers on the go, including:

Ice cold beverages Freshly brewed Ja-Va-Na gourmet coffee and cappuccino Snacks, candy, cigarettes, bread and milk New York State Lottery, ATM, postage stamps Public restroom The Grand Island Tops Xpress also has a covered walkway between the pumps and the store, protecting customers from the weather. Store hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The Orchard Park location features a kiosk where customers can pay for their fuel and purchase items such as cigarettes, candy and automotive needs. The kiosk also offers a public restroom. Vending machines outside the kiosk will offer cold pop and bottled water.

Store hours will be 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

As part of the grand opening celebrations for both locations, Tops will give away a free Pepsi 2-liter with the purchase of 8 gallons or more, while supplies last. Also, between December 27 and January 11, customers can fill out an entry blank for the opportunity to win a pair of hockey tickets, or an autographed jersey, stick or puck.

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 156 Tops Friendly Markets, 207 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, and 9 B-Kwik Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. Tops' website can be found at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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