Giant Eagle-Backed Discounter Opens

A dark former Tops supermarket reopened yesterday under a new limited-assortment banner: Valu King Food Market.

EASTLAKE, Ohio — A dark former Tops supermarket here reopened yesterday under a new limited-assortment banner: Valu King Food Market. The store is owned by Giant Eagle, but is run independently of the Pittsburgh-based retailer, a spokesman told SN.

“Valu King is a completely separate entity, operated with total autonomy,” the spokesman, Erik Yorke, said. “Giant Eagle’s relationship to the store is more akin to an investor.”

The store, approximately 28,000 square

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