Submission Number: 550026-00085
Received: 8/20/2010 5:52:32 AM
Commenter: christopher shultes
State: New York
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: 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
Attachments: No Attachments
Your decision to force the sale of Tops store #567 is eqivalent to death by friendly fire! After weeks of hearing of FTC onsite inspections, you still don't get the picture. Clearly painted it is this: a small town with high unemployment and faint chances for job creation. A nearly vacant strip mall with hopes of being revived. Four medium to large empty storefronts and the FTC questioning why a sole survivor seems to be thriving. Stating that there is no price competition for consumer protection. Saving money starts with wise buyers selections. Choose from 20 kinds of ketchup on the shelf, pay the price you choose, use coupons. Instead, BIG (on themselves)Brother wants to interfere. Look at the nearby Mobil station on the corner by its lonesome. Gas prices at minimum 10 cents higher than anywhere else in town due to lack of known competition. Tops had plans to add a gas station that would have alleviated price gouging of the travelling public coming off interstate 81. Workers at Tops 567 were proud to be working towards and building a new future for ourselves, customers, and this neglected area of town. Today's and yesterday's American dream is fading and you're turning out the lights on my sunset years. Rumors are we will be replaced by an independent Big M store. Thanks to your effots as overzealous cops, we can call it a Big Embarassment. That after nearly one anxious year of guessing and unsure footing. Then we called our store the Question Market with a ? slogan. PLEASE reconsider your decision about Cortland Tops 567.