News Release
 May 8, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
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Shoppers Will See Store Upgrades, Expanded Offerings

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Today, members of the community proudly stood side by side Tops executives as the ribbon was cut on the newly renovated Elmira Tops Friendly Markets. As part of a $40 million capital improvement program, Tops Friendly Markets is investing back into a number of its stores beginning with the investment of $1,800,000 in its Elmira, NY location.

A Grand Re-Opening of the store, located at 1600 Cedar Street, Elmira, NY, took place today at 11:00 am complete with donations being generously made to six community organizations including Chemung County ARC, Elmira City School District, Elmira Notre Dame High School, Glove House, Inc., Samaritan Center, and Southport Volunteer Fire Department.

Shoppers have been celebrating throughout the week at Tops with grand re-opening savings as well as FREE daily item giveaways. This week shoppers can still enjoy FREE TOPS Gallon 2% milk (5/8), a $5 Tops gift card (5/9), TOPS Orange juice (5/10), and a FREE Tops reusable bag (5/11). (No purchase is necessary. Please see the weekly ad for full details.) Don’t forget that every time you shop with your Tops BonusPlus card now through June 1, 2019 at your Elmira Tops, you’re also automatically entered for a chance to win great prizes like a Chill & Thrill Package, Summer Adventure Package and even $1,000 in Tops grocery and gas cards!

Shoppers who stopped by the grand re-opening saw first-hand the expansion of Tops’ produce, bakery, and deli/carry out café areas as well as a wider selection of natural and organic and gluten-free offerings now conveniently integrated throughout the main aisles.

“We’re excited to share a new shopping experience with our neighbors in Elmira,” said Donald Myles, Elmira Tops store manager. “We have taken all of your favorite departments and made them even better with expanded product offerings. We hope you love the changes as much as we do!”

With several major floor-to-ceiling interior renovations and an updated exterior facade, landscaping, and parking lots, the store remained open during the renovation project so as not to inconvenience shoppers.

The Elmira store was remodeled to provide customers with a warm, inviting atmosphere that highlights the fresh departments. “We take pride in the partnerships with all of our growers, including over 200 local growers, during homegrown season, and are happy to offer you the freshest produce around.” said Don Horn, Elmira Tops produce manager. “I love the new look of my department and the whole store.”

New flooring, energy efficient equipment, shopping carts, as well as a whole new interior décor gives the store a refreshed and vibrant appearance. “Throughout our stores, shoppers will see expanded refrigerated produce allowing for more variety and convenience, new offerings including an in store cut fruit and vegetable program, and an increase of antibiotic-free meat and seafood selections,” said John Persons, president and chief operating officer, who was proudly on hand for the celebration.

But the most noticeable renovation to the store came with the addition of a three pump fuel center with kiosk which will be an added convenience for shoppers. What’s more is that as customers shop at Tops, they’ll earn points toward fuel savings! Ready to fill up? Just scan your TOPS BonusPlus® card at the pump and watch your gas price drop! You’ll save 10¢ per gallon for every 100 GasPoints you redeem at a Tops Gas Station. With so many ways to earn, it’s easy to save 30, 40, 50 cents, even a dollar a gallon!

Shoppers will also save time by utilizing Instacart services. Get all of your favorite items from Tops with the added convenience of home delivery! Tops makes it easy to get your grocery shopping done without having to leave home. With fast, online ordering, get the best deals in town that you love-delivered from our store to your door. Customers can visit and enter their zip code to determine if they are within the delivery area. Exclusive to Tops our customers can use the promo code "TopsDelivery15" when they visit and receive $15 off their first order of $35 or more. Use this code and save through 6/29/19.

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Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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