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The Albany Times Union reports that a dozen former Tops stores in upstate New York that are now owned by C&S Wholesale Grocers are being renamed GU Family Market, with a clear line being drawn to their past as Grand Union supermarkets.

These former Grand Unions were acquired by Ahold-owned Tops in 2001, but then were sold to C&S last year when Tops decided to focus on its western New York properties.

Karen Adelman, a spokeswoman for C&S, tells the paper that shoppers would notice few changes: "The goal is to minimize any difference, and just assure folks the staffing is strong. It's a chance for us to go in and hopefully serve the community well."
KC's View:
If it were us, we’d run as far and as fast from the Grand Union name as we could. It is a reflection of stores both irrelevant and irretrievably dated. Hard to imagine that C&S couldn’t have come up with something that would speak to modern consumer needs.