News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 June 24, 2014
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS, LOCAL COMMUNITY CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF NEW RIVERSIDE, NY STORE
Newest $4.9 million Tops store in Twin Tiers offers fueling station, creates 125 new jobs

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, today held a grand opening to celebrate the opening of a brand new store at Pulteney Plaza in the Village of Riverside in Steuben County.

The $4.9 million store boasts the company’s new store design as well as a fuel station and employs 125 Tops associates.

Grand opening ceremonies featured the participation of Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO, the Riverside store team led by store manager, Bob Clinton as well as local dignitaries and community leaders. Donations were made to local not-for-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Painted Post Food Pantry, Painted Post Volunteer Fire Department, Southeast Steuben County Library and Tanner Paws Animal Shelter.

“We recognized Riverside as a community in need of a grocery store, and part of our overall mission is to serve those areas where that need is greatest,” said Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO. “We’ve had overwhelming support by the community since announcing our plans to operate and are confident that the Riverside Tops team will provide our neighbors with an exceptional one-stop shopping experience.”

Tops began construction on the site in October 2013 and added 5,000 square feet to the existing space. Now complete, the 24,576 square-foot store proudly offers customers exterior improvements and a layout that is modern, efficient and easy to navigate with a true neighborhood feel. A new store front and exterior signage greet customers entering the plaza. Inside, the store boasts full-service deli, bakery, and seafood departments, a full-service meat department, where meat is cut fresh daily as well as produce, bulk , dairy and frozen foods department. The store is also offering a healthy, natural and organic section to meet the growing demands for those products. The store offers Tops’ Carry Out Café where customers can find delicious prepared foods including Tops new signature subs, pizza, an olive bar, fresh rotisserie and fried chicken and hot buffet. The Café also offers a seating area for customer convenience.

The Riverside store also includes a six-pump fuel station with a walk-up kiosk, giving customers increased access to Tops’ GasPoints program. Shoppers who use their BonusPlus card when shopping at their neighborhood Tops Friendly Markets earn points on qualifying grocery and pharmacy purchases. Customers earn one GasPoint for every dollar they spend and can track their points at the bottom of their receipt. For every 100 GasPoints shoppers earn, they receive 10 cents off a gallon of fuel. Customers can redeem these points by just scanning their BonusPlus at a Tops gas pump.

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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. 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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