News Release
 December 4, 2013
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and northern Vermont celebrated today with the local community the official grand-re-opening under the Tops brand banner of former Big M store located in Watertown, NY. Tops’ Watertown store, located at 1300 Washington Street., was part of an acquisition of four Big M supermarkets in the central NY area, completed in March, 2013. “The team at this store has worked very hard to ensure that our customers will have a more enjoyable shopping experience as they see the many changes in the setting, amenities and wide variety of fresh products that our neighborhood store will offer,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “And we will also continue to be active members of the local community.”

When shoppers walk into their newly renovated Watertown store they will experience a brand new look and feel. In addition to enjoying a wider variety and selection of national and Tops brand products, among the changes at the Washington Street store include a new store-front, lobby and brand new interior décor. The store has been expanded and also boasts upgraded produce, bakery and floral departments along with expanded dairy and frozen food sections. Shoppers will see a brand new bulk foods department as well as a natural and organic offering, as well as a new, three-aisle self check out option.

The grand re-opening ceremony featured the participation of community leaders and Tops leadership as well as donations made on behalf of Tops to various local charities through the company’s “Living Here. Giving Here” community partnership program.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets – 154 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops banner. 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


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