Quality Markets

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Quality Markets
Former type Subsidiary of Tops Markets LLC
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Founded 1913
Defunct August 2010
Headquarters

Williamsville, New York (headquarters)

locations = 26 Stores
Products Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks
Website www.topsmarkets.com

Quality Markets was an American supermarket chain, with stores in Western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania. It was a subsidiary of Penn Traffic, but is now a division of Tops Markets LLC.

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The first Quality Markets store opened in Jamestown, New York in 1913, and spread into Pennsylvania by the 1930s. They became a subsidiary of Penn Traffic in 1979. They opened their first stores in Buffalo, New York in 1993.[1]

According to their website, they were the first chain store in Western New York to use barcode scanners at the checkout.

After the parent company's third bankruptcy and sale to Tops Markets LLC, Quality stores were converted to Tops by the end of August 2010, along with sister stores P&C and BiLo/Riverside.[2]

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