News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 July 2, 2013
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS CELEBRATE GRAND RE-OPENINGS OF 12 FORMER GRAND UNION STORES UNDER NEW TOPS BANNER
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, today announced the company officially unveiled 12 former Grand Union stores in eastern and northern New York under the Tops banner at grand re-opening ceremonies.

The new Tops branded stores include stores in Saratoga, Warrensburg, Warren, Franklin, Essex, Clinton and Fulton counties. Participating in same-day celebration ceremonies at these stores were senior Tops company officials, district and store managers, and local community officials and charities. Ceremonies featured the announcement of capital improvements made at each store, 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 and an increased variety of products that our neighborhood stores will offer,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “And we want to continue the tradition of giving back and being active members of the local community.” Store improvements vary by individual store, Curci said, but all provide a wider variety and selection of favorite brand products, interior and exterior renovations as well as refinished store fronts.

The 12 Grand Union stores were part of a 21-store acquisition that Tops entered into an agreement for in July 2012. The name change of the stores to Tops Friendly Markets was included in a rebranding effort announced in which all former Grand Union stores would be changed to Tops through the end of 2013.

The former Grand Union stores now operating under the Tops brand banner are located at:

Corinth, NY – 100 Main Street

Warrensburg, NY– 3836 Main Street

Bolton Landing, NY – 4976 Lakeshore Drive

Saranac Lake, NY – 156 Church Street

Saranac Lake, NY – 622 Lake Flower Avenue

Elizabethtown, NY – 7544 Court Street

Chestertown, NY – 6308 State Rd. Rt. 9

Peru, NY – 2 Gorman Way, Suite #1

North Creek, NY – 273 Main Street

Ausable Forks, NY – 14228 NYS Rt. 9N

Schroon Lake, NY – 1103 Main Street

Northville, NY – 201 N. Main Street

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets – 154 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops, Grand Union and Bryant's banners. With more than 15,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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