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Stories by Samantha Christmann

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tops Friendly Markets has opened a store in Clifton Springs, which is in Ontario County near the Finger Lakes. Tops assumed operation of the 27,00-square-foot store in July and completed renovations to refresh the interior and exterior, changing over to the Tops banner and adding Tops inventory to the store’s… Read more »

By Samantha Christmann » Thursday, September 11, 2014

Big Lots stores in Western New York have made some big changes to their inventory and format. Grocery has become a much larger focus than it was in the past. “Grocery is a really hot category for us and it’s growing,” said Peter Mensinger, a district manager for Big Lots…. Read more »

By Samantha Christmann » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Coolest Cooler crowdfunding campaign just became the highest-funded Kickstarter campaign ever. With three days to go, nearly 48,000 backers have pledged more than $10.3 million to get the Coolest cooler into production. The original project goal was $50,000. The Coolest is a cooler with a blender, bluetooth speaker, USB… Read more »