News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 September 22, 2010
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS HOLDS GRAND REOPENING AT NEWLY RENOVATED JAMESTOWN, NY LOCATION
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, today held a grand reopening celebration to mark the completion of a major renovation of its Jamestown, NY location.

The renovation of the store, located at 1800-2000 Washington Street, provides customers with interior improvements along with an expanded product selection. The 77,361 square-foot store originally opened in 1997. Ceremonies featured the participation of community leaders, Tops Markets executives, the local community and store associates. Donations were made on behalf of Tops to various local charities through the company’s “Living Here. Giving Here” community partnership program. The WCA Hospital, Meals on Wheels, YMCA, Prendergast Library and the Chapter 47 Disabled Veterans each received $500 from the newly renovated Jamestown location as a commitment from the store to the community it serves. “We identified our Jamestown store as one of our locations that would be included in our capital investment plan to receive improvements,” said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops Markets. “The store’s new and renovated features will provide customers with updated amenities, an increased selection of products, and more ease while navigating through the store.”

Specifically, changes at the store include a new interior décor with an array of warmer colors; new paint finishes on the interior walls, new aisle markers in each aisle, three new store directories, and the addition of four self-scan lanes, where customers can conveniently scan their own groceries upon check-out. In addition, customers will find the addition of a healthy, natural and organic department, and upgraded meat and frozen seafood departments.

The Jamestown location offers a self-service Tim Hortons express kiosk, which serves fresh brewed coffee, select cold beverages and baked goods, and in the prepared food section are several varieties of Anchor Bar chicken wings.

“We’ve listened to our customers we’ve responded to their needs,” said Jim Davie, Tops store manager of the Jamestown location. “We’re offering shoppers an enhanced in-store experience, paying special attention to convenience, quality, variety and an overall great value.”

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 131 full-service supermarkets – 126 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 13,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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