News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 March 31, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS GIVES BACK WITH REUSABLE BAG PROGRAM DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL
Williamsville, NY - In honor of Earth Day and Reusable Bag Day, during the month of April Tops Markets is joining forces with Earthwise Bag Company, Inc. to raise funds and awareness for environmental causes by enabling and encouraging shoppers to purchase and bring back reusable bags. For each reusable bag sold during the month of April, Tops will donate $.03 to Earth Share, a nationwide network of the country's most respected environmental and conservation organizations. Earthwise Bag Company, Inc. will match that donation for a total donation of $.06 per bag.

Tops will carry a limited amount of bags designed specifically for Earth Day/Reusable Bag Day 2008 at each of their locations, and the red, reusable Tops bags will count toward the donation as well. Both types of reusable bags sell for $.99 cents each.

"We are thrilled to be able to help create awareness and raise charitable funds by offering the reusable bag program to our customers," said Katie McKenna, Tops spokesperson.

Earth Day is April 22, 2008 and Reusable Bag Day falls the day before, on April 21. Anyone interested in learning more about the program, where the proceeds go, how much money will be raised, environmental facts and figures, tip on being "green" and much more can visit www.reusablebagday.org.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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