Tops Must Sell 7 Stores: FTC

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. The Federal Trade Commission last week ordered Tops Friendly Markets here to seek buyers for seven of the stores it had acquired from Penn Traffic earlier this year. The FTC had allowed Tops to buy 79 stores from Penn Traffic, which was in bankruptcy, before its antitrust review of purchase was completed, on the condition that Tops agree to divest certain locations as the FTC deemed

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — The Federal Trade Commission last week ordered Tops Friendly Markets here to seek buyers for seven of the stores it had acquired from Penn Traffic earlier this year.

The FTC had allowed Tops to buy 79 stores from Penn Traffic, which was in bankruptcy, before its antitrust review of purchase was completed, on the condition that Tops agree to divest certain locations as the FTC deemed necessary to preserve competition.

Last week the FTC said it had i

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