Grand Union probably isn’t a name you’ve heard in awhile but you’re going to start seeing them around the area very soon and you’re not going to believe who you have to thank!
Grand Union Supermarkets started in Scranton, Pennsylvania (cue “The Office” theme song) and quickly grew over the northeastern United States. In 2001, according to Wikipedia, they filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and were sold to C&S Wholesale Grocers. C&S cut back a lot on Grand Union locations, closing many, and was eventually sold again to Tops Friendly Markets in 2012. In 2013, all remaining Grand Union locations were converted into Tops and the name Grand Union was discontinued.
In 2021, Tops Friendly Markets and Price Chopper Supermarkets merged. Due to some regulatory approval, Price Chopper had to sell 12 stores. In early November 2021, it was announced that those 12 stores were sold back to C&S Wholesale Grocers who decided that they would be reviving the Grand Union brand.
According to WTEN, “Tops purchased the Warrensburg Grand Union and many other locations in 2013” but it will be one of the 12 that will return to its Grand Union roots. Warrensburg residents can expect the Grand Union reopening in January or February of 2022. The other locations include one in Cooperstown, one Watertown, two in Rutland, Vermont, and more.