TOPS Opens Newest Fueling Station in Auburn

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, today announced that its newest fuel station in Auburn, NY is open for business. The addition of this fuel station is part of Tops’ $150 million capital investment plan, and is part of the remodeling of the Auburn location that will include major interior and exterior renovations, set to be complete in early December, 2009. The long awaited station that will operate in the parking lot of the existing Tops at 352 W. Genesee Street is among Tops’ 31 on-site fueling facilities, including three in the mid-state area. The new facility is a testament to Tops’ ongoing and strong commitment to Auburn community.“We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the added convenience of having a fueling station at our Auburn Tops location,” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “Not only will shoppers receive exceptional in-store value, they’re offered additional savings by filling up at the pump right at the store.”All customers who visit the Auburn Tops Markets will now be able to redeem their fuel rewards at the Auburn fueling site through Tops Gas BonusPoints program. Shoppers can use their BonusCard when they shop at their neighborhood Tops Friendly Markets and they’ll earn points on qualifying grocery and pharmacy purchases. Customers earn one Gas BonusPoint for every dollar they spend and can track their points at the bottom of their receipt. To redeem, customers just scan their BonusCard at a Tops gas pump. The fueling facility will consist of four, double-sided, self-service fuel dispensers, offering three grades of high-quality gasoline: regular, mid-grade and premium. Customers will have their choice of paying at the pump using a major credit card, or at the kiosk located by the fuel pumps. Four their convenience, customers will also be able to purchase snack food items, beverages, automotive maintenance items such as windshield wiper fluid and motor oil, and other seasonal items at the kiosk at the fueling station.Tops Markets in Auburn is open 24 hours, and the fueling facility will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 76 full-service supermarkets – 71 company-owned and five franchise locations. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. As part of Tops’ culture of “Living Here, Giving Here,” approximately $14 million is donated annually to local, charitable organizations. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s Web site at www.topsmarkets.com.

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