News Release
 November 18, 2005
CONTACT: Denny Hopkins

Decorated plants available for 2005 holiday season

Buffalo, NY - This holiday season Tops Markets and Martin's Super Food Stores will feature a line of specialty poinsettias in its Floral Department. These poinsettias are the creation of White's Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc. in Chesapeake, VA and will be available at all Tops and Martin's locations, just in time for the holidays, beginning November 28.

"These specialty plants are a unique twist and an updated look on the traditional poinsettia," commented Charlie Pflug director of floral, Tops Markets. "We are excited to partner with White's Nursery to offer our customers the newest series in specialty poinsettias for the holiday season."

Tops and Martin's customers will be able to make their selection from among five varieties, which include Victorian AngelTM, European Stained GlassTM, Ice CrystalTM, Let it SnowTM and Copper CanyonTM. These plants feature different glazing techniques on their leaves, including color coordinated glittered and gilded finishes and sprinkled accents. For example, the Let it SnowTM variety includes snow-like accents covering the leaves of a traditional red poinsettia plant. Each plant is available for $8.99 with a BonusCard.

For nearly 50 years White's Nursery & Greenhouses, Inc. in Chesapeake, Virginia, has worked to perfect the art of growing while striving to make White's flowering plant quality second to none. White's is the recent recipient of the 2005 New Product Award at The Super Flower Show for the Victorian Angel Poinsettia Collection. This is a new addition to the 2005 European Stained Glass Poinsettia Collection. White's currently features 50 unique looks in addition to its traditional poinsettias. For more information on White's, visit

Tops Markets, LLC, headquartered in Williamsville, NY is one of four retail operating companies under Ahold USA and is a division of Giant Food Stores in Carlisle, PA. Tops currently operates 134 Tops Markets, 5 Martin's Super Food Stores. With nearly 18,000 associates, Tops serves a three state market area. For more information about Tops Markets or Martin's Super Food Stores, visit the companies' websites at or


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