Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Tops Markets LLC, a limited liability company, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V U.S. Holdco LLC, a limited liability company, and The Penn Traffic Company, a corporation. FTC File No. 101 0074 #550026-00041

Submission Number:
550026-00041
Commenter:
Bruce Brown
Organization:
Family man
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Tops Markets LLC, a limited liability company, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V U.S. Holdco LLC, a limited liability company, and The Penn Traffic Company, a corporation. FTC File No. 101 0074
I strongly agree that Tops market should sell two of the P&C stores in the Sayre area and own only one .I’m sure the company game plan is to keep the three stores, monopolize the large populated area and start to increase all the prices. I live in Towanda Pa. my family and I always shopped in the P&C store in the Bradford town center. Every since Tops took over they have been increasing the prices on almost everything they sell. Any where from 10 to 50%. One item our family enjoys is imitation crab meat, this was increased almost 100%. It was sold by P&C for $2.59 per pound, now it is sold by Tops for almost $6.00 per pound. I just bought the same meat from another store with some good competition for $2.49 per pound. The only completion in this area is a family owned store about 15-20 minutes away. If they keep raising their prices we will have to shop else were just to be able to afford to eat. The next closest shopping community would be THE SAYRE AREA. I think many families in this area feel the same as I do. This large greedy corporation needs competition