About Tops Markets
Tops Markets is a supermarket chain with 167 locations in New York, Vermont, and Northern Pennsylvania. Though the first store opened in 1962, it all started back in the 1920s when Ferrante Castellani moved from Italy to New York and opened his first grocery store. His son Armand eventually took over and later met Thomas Buscaglia, owner of an equipment company. Armand Castellani and Buscaglia decided to partner for a joint venture of creating a grocery store that gave customers the best shopping experience — an experience they could call tops!
In 1962, the 25,000-square-foot store made its debut in Niagara Falls, New York. By the 1970s, the store had grown throughout Western New York and the Rochester area, eventually expanding to Pennsylvania. Ahold, an international retailer, acquired Tops in 1991. He sold it to Morgan Stanley in 2007. In 2010, Tops opened 64 new stores as a result of purchasing the Penn Traffic Company. In April 2013, Tops rolled out its concept called Orchard Fresh, specializing in natural, organic, and locally sourced gourmet foods. Tops' executive team later purchased the company from Morgan Stanley Private Equity, returning it to local ownership and management.
Why should you shop at Tops Markets?
First and foremost, you should shop at Tops because of the variety and savings. Tops carries a variety of products, brands, and sizes that you may not find in a typical grocery store. Tops' carries the freshest and highest quality of products — whether it's kosher, organic, or gluten free. The company also recognizes that a shopper's time is valuable, and Tops is committed to making sure that it provides your one-stop shop. Food, first aid, baby care, and pet products are all within a few aisles of one another.
Shopping at Tops also supports your community. Tops works with an array of local organizations, including Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Salvation Army, regional food banks, and other educational organizations. Each year, Tops distributes over $4 million to help feed those in need through a variety of food donation and reclamation programs. Every time you shop at Tops, you're helping the company contribute to those less fortunate.
In addition, Tops makes responsibility to the environment a priority. In 2020, over 181 tons of cooking oil was recycled and upwards of 285 tons of inedible food, meat, and produce were also recycled. Annually, more than 647 tons of plastic shopping bags and film and more than 18,834 tons of cardboard boxes, paper, and magazines are recycled.
What products does Tops Markets carry?
Tops is fully stocked with groceries, fresh bakery items, beautiful flowers, and even a pharmacy. If you're running late but still need to pick up a cake and a bouquet of flowers, you can just make one stop.
Tops believes in freshness and supporting locally sourced products. The dairy and produce departments house fresh items from local farmers, ensuring high quality and excellent taste.
The deli is a perfect department for shopping through Instacart for a quick meal or side dish. Choose from macaroni and cheese, hot entrees, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and even pizza. These are great options for a night in when you don't want to do your own cooking.
The in-store bakery comes through in the clutch for any occasion, from birthdays to weddings. You can get Tops Market pickup of bagels and donuts for that work event or discuss a three-tiered wedding cake with a bakery specialist at the store. The options are endless for those with a sweet tooth.
Throughout the store, keep an eye out for the organic symbol on products, as TOPS makes organic and natural foods a priority for customers. The company has a monthly spotlight magazine that features the newest or most popular organic items.
Can you order from Tops Markets online?
With Instacart, you can order from TOPS online today.
Life is hectic, and sometimes you don't want to spend the little free time you have going grocery shopping. Through the ease of Instacart, you can order your favorite items to be delivered straight to your home or be ready for pickup.
Instacart lets you use your Tops BonusPlus card so all the rewards and savings you would have accessed in the store can be applied to your online order.
While you can order items from any department for pickup or delivery, you can also order the perfect customized meal through Tops' Great Entertaining option. Order as little as 24 hours ahead of time to plan the perfect meal for the occasion you're hosting and stressing out over.
Instacart is a life-changing tool that lessens the time it takes to prepare your meals while letting you enjoy your time where it truly counts.
How to order from Tops Markets
To begin an Instacart order at Tops, you can go to Instacart's Top Market website and create an account. You can place an order as early as seven days prior to a delivery or pickup, or as little as two hours ahead of the desired pickup or delivery time. After building your shopping list online, you'll be able to view available times based on Instacart's shopper availability.
You can follow the status of your order through your phone or computer. You'll be notified when the Instacart shopper has to pick a comparable replacement item for out-of-stock products on your list, when they check out, and when they're on their way to deliver the order.
Be sure to enter your Tops BonusPlus card number at checkout to receive the lowest prices available and any applicable discounts or rewards. Using your card also ensures that the items you purchase will be saved to your account so if any product recall information arises, that information will make its way to you. Additionally, Instacart will allow you to earn your Tops GasPoints and Tops Diaper Club points.
Create your Instacart account today to set up Tops Market delivery or pickup today!