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DATE:
 August 28, 2006
CONTACT: Tracy Pawelski
tracy.pawelski@aholdusa.com

   
TOPS MARKETS ADDS CONVENIENCE FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO STUDENTS
TOPS MARKETS ADDS CONVENIENCE FOR UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO STUDENT SHOPPERS

UB Campus Cash now accepted at two TOPS locations

Buffalo, NY

College students are big fans of both food and convenience and even bigger fans when those two are combined! In a new partnership with the University at Buffalo's Campus Dining & Shops, TOPS Markets is hoping to make the trip to the grocery store a little easier for student shoppers. Just in time for the fall semester, two TOPS Markets locations, 3980 Maple Road and 3500 Main Street in Amherst will begin accepting UB Campus Cash at the checkout.

"UB students frequent both of our Amherst locations throughout the school year and we're excited to be able to offer them more convenience at the TOPS checkout," commented Max T. Henderson, executive vice president and general manager, TOPS Markets. "While Campus Cash is used regularly by UB students at on-campus locations, we hope another off-campus option will give students an even greater choice in their shopping preferences."

At TOPS, students will be able to use their Campus Cash not only for groceries, but also for Staples brand office supplies, prescriptions and health and beauty care items. However, Campus Cash may not be used to purchase alcoholic beverages, lottery tickets or TOPS gift cards.

"Students have voiced a need to have access to a grocery store as part of the Campus Cash program and we believe they will be pleased to see TOPS Markets added to our program in great part because of its proximity to both campuses," said Mitch Green, Executive Director of Campus Dining & Shops at UB.

UB Campus Cash is a debit spending account students can use to purchase items at on-campus stores and dining halls, as well as a few off-campus locations. Students may only use Campus Cash if they have their UB Card; it's the easiest way to make purchases because there is no credit card risk.

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 119 TOPS Markets, and 4 Martin's Super Food Stores. With nearly 16,000 associates, TOPS serves a three state market area. For more information about TOPS Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com or www.martinssuperfood.com.

 

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