Tops Friendly Markets today announced the company officially unveiled nine former Grand Union stores in Vermont and New York under the Tops brand banner at grand re-opening ceremonies.
The new Tops branded stores include stores in Orange, Delaware, Rensselaer and Greene Washington, Rutland, Caledonia counties. Participating in same-day celebration ceremonies at these stores 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, as well as donations made on behalf of Tops to various local charities through the company’s “Living Here. Giving Here” community partnership program.
“The entire Tops team has worked very hard to that 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 being active members of the local community.
Included among the store improvements vary by individual store, Curci said, but all provide a wider variety and selection of favorite brand products, interior and exterior renovations as well as refinished store fronts.
These nine Grand Union stores were part of a 21-store acquisition by Tops that was completed in July, 2012. The name change of the stores to Tops Friendly Markets was included in a rebranding effort announced in which all former Grand Union stores would be changed to Tops through the end of 2013.