Tops Friendly Markets, Price Chopper parent company Northeast Grocery Inc. gets new CEO in February

The parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32 and Tops Friendly Markets has a new CEO.

Former Tops Markets Chairman and CEO Frank Church will lead Northeast Grocery Inc. after current CEO Scott Grimmett retires in February.

Grimmett has spent 48 years in the grocery business. He spent 10 years with Price Chopper and Market 32. Many of those were spent working through merger details with Tops Markets.

“We have been extraordinarily fortunate to have Scott Grimmett lead us through the merger process and develop the strategies and plans to move the company forward,” NGI Board Co-Chair Jerry Golub said of Grimmett. “First at Price Chopper/Market 32 and most recently at NGI, Scott has shown exceptional leadership qualities and vision. We wish him the best as he retires.”

Curci is no newcomer to the grocery business. He’s been in the business for 40 years at different organizations. He’s been the CEO of Tops for 14 years.

“I’m excited about the future of this company and implementing the plans Scott and I have put in place,” said Curci. “With our now-combined footprint of nearly 300 stores, we are better positioned to leverage increased value for customers; advance shared opportunities for innovation; and fortify the depth of our expanded workforce, community, and trade partnerships, making us stronger and more competitive.”

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