Evening News Brief
Written by Tom Tharp on February 8, 2021
Tops, Market 32 and Price Chopper are merging into one big 300 store family. A new parent company based in Schenectady will run the operations, which have yet to be named. Scott Grimmett, president and CEO of Price Chopper/Market 32, will be CEO and serve on the board of directors. Frank Curci, chairman and CEO of Tops Markets says “We look forward to working closely with the Price Chopper/Market 32 team and together becoming an even stronger competitor with more scale, as we continue serving our customers and communities.” The financial agreements have not been announced.
Gas in Batavia is up 5 cents this week, a big jump as it has been stable for many months. A year ago the price was 2.44 and it is now 2.47. Ny state average is up to 2.51 which is 13 cents lower than it was last year. OPEC has reduced its production of oil and demand is also going higher as vaccines are administered and restrictions are lifted.
Rasmus Dhalin, Dylan Cozens and Curtis Lazar join coach Ralph Krueger on the NHL’s COVID protocol list, spurring the Sabres and the 9 players that are on the list to have to reschedule 12 games. Now the earliest game will be the 11th with the Sabres taking on the Capitals at the KeyBank Center.