News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 September 8, 2010
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TWENTY TOPS MARKETS, NEW YORK COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE STORE GRAND RE-OPENINGS UNDER NEW TOPS BANNER
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, celebrated today with 20 local communities for the official grand-re-opening under the Tops brand banner of former P&C stores.

The new Tops branded stores include stores in Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, Lewis and Jefferson Counties. Participating in same-day celebration ceremonies at these Central New York stores were senior Tops company officials, district and store managers, and local community officials and charities.

Ceremonies featured the announcement of capital improvements planned for each store as part of an overall two-year $90 million company-wide capital investment program, as well as donations made on behalf of Tops to various local charities through the company’s “Living Here. Giving Here” community partnership program.

“The entire Tops team has worked very hard to that ensure our new store customers will have a more enjoyable shopping experience as they see the many changes in the setting, amenities, friendly service and promotional grocery items that our neighborhood stores will offer,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “And we want to be active members of the local community.”

Included among the store improvements planned that will vary by individual store, Curci said, are providing a wider variety and selection of favorite brand products, adding where needed bakery, deli, meat and healthy and organic food departments; introducing the popular Tim Hortons coffee service, and remodeling store exteriors and interiors.

The P&C stores were part of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court-approved acquisition of a majority of Penn Traffic’s assets by Tops that was completed on January 29, 2010.

The name change of the stores to Tops Friendly Markets was included in a rebranding effort announced in early May in which all former stores owned by Penn Traffic would be changed to Tops through the end of 2010.

The former P&C stores now operating under the Tops brand banner are located at:

New York State: Onondaga County-

2265 Downer St. Baldwinsville, NY

5335 West Genesee St. Camillus, NY

3803 Brewerton Rd. N. Syracuse, NY

620 Nottingham Rd. De Witt, NY

5351 N. Burdick St. Fayetteville, NY

8417 Oswego Rd. Baldwinsville, NY

181 Shop City Plaza Salina, NY 2120 West Genesee St. Geddes, NY

4410 East Genesee St. De Witt, NY

119 West Seneca St. Manlius, NY

40 Fennell St. Skaneateles, NY

Oneida County-

87 East State St. Sherrill, NY

3830 Rome Rd. Pulaski, NY

9554 Harden Blvd. State Rt. 13 Camden, NY

217 Erie Blvd. West Rome, NY

Madison County- 800 West Genesee St. Chittenango, NY

Rt. 5 & Oxbow Rd. Canastota, NY

71 Nelson St. Cazenovia, NY Lewis County- 7301 S. State St. Lowville Plaza Lowville, NY

Jefferson County- 22050 Seaway Shopping Center Watertown, NY

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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