The grand reopenings Oct. 18 of two renovated Tops Friendly Markets in Niagara Falls, New York, marked the 38th (7200 Niagara Falls Blvd.) and 39th (4235 Military Road) locations the company has updated over the past four years.
The enhancements, which totaled more than $3.7 million, include a new look for the stores and a renewed focus on their fresh departments. Each now offers enhanced services, an expanded assortment of products and an enlarged fresh perimeter.
They also feature new exterior paint, with refreshed awnings, landscaping, energy-efficient equipment and LED lighting. Other additions include solar-powered efficiencies, expanded self-checkouts, renovated restrooms and new interior décor.
“These significant investments will elevate the customer experience and provide expanded access to fresh foods at our local stores,” said Ron Ferri, president.
Customers will notice the expanded produce area with seasonal items such as fresh-cut veggies and fruit trays. Tops partners with more than 500 local produce and dairy farmers, including several in western New York.
“At Tops, we constantly evaluate the best ways to serve our local customers and reinvest into our communities. These latest enhancements will help make life a little easier for shoppers by focusing on affordable, easy-to-prepare meal options and a wider selection of products,” said Jon Douglas, district manager.
Shoppers will also find more antibiotic-free meat, plant-based options, sustainable seafood selections, freshly prepared sushi (at the Niagara Falls Boulevard location), along with a larger selection of certified organic and gluten-free offerings.
The Niagara Falls Boulevard store’s remodel also included the pharmacy, which received a new waiting area. Tops offers a number of immunizations, including flu shots and COVID-19 boosters, as well as the newest pneumonia vaccination.
Tops is also an authorized provider of the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles’ Vision test and provides low prescription prices, with more than 3,000 insurance plans and with the GoodRx app.
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