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🠈  Tops Market  🠊

Tops Friendly Market

Tops Friendly Markets is a chain of supermarkets primarily in the Northeast. Wikipedia reported that they had 179 stores and 16,000 employees with $2.5B in sales in 2015. In August 2018, Tops filed chapter 11. The site Tops Restructuring has the scoop on the event. They re-emerged from bankruptcy with 159 stores.

Armand Castellani's family immigrated from Italy in 1920 when he was three and started a grocery business. He served in WWII and returned home to start his own business.

The acquisition history is interesting as the stores include remains of huge chains like Grand Union and Penn Traffic.

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