Nine of the Grand Union stores Tops acquired last year reopened under the Tops banner this week. Each of the stores underwent varying degrees of renovation, but all received facade makeovers and expanded product inventory.
Tops will finish the renovation and rebranding of the rest of the acquired stores through the rest of the year.
Tops acquired 21 Grand Union stores in Vermont and New York in a deal that was completed last July.
Tops had actually previously owned some of the Adirondacks-region stores under the leadership of Dutch company Royal Ahold, before selling them back to Grand Union in 2006.
- Samantha Maziarz Christmann