12 Former GU Stores Open Under New Tops Banner
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has 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 locations in Saratoga, Warrensburg, Warren, Franklin, Essex, Clinton and Fulton counties. Participating in same-day celebration ceremonies 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 and donations made to various local charities through the Tops’ “Living Here. Giving Here” community partnership program.
“The entire Tops team has worked very hard to 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.”
Actual store improvements vary by individual store, Curci noted, but all provide a wider variety and selection of favorite brand products, interior and exterior renovations as well as refinished store fronts.