Robinson weighs in on Price Chopper, Tops merger in LocalSYR interview

Jonnell RobinsonUpstate New York-based grocery chains Price Chopper/Market 12 and Tops Friendly Market announced a merger deal on last week. What's uncertain is how this deal will impact individual stores and whether any of the combined chain’s outlets will close. "My biggest concern is food access in rural communities and urban communities alike," says Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment and director of the Community Geography program, adding, "and making sure that folks don't have to travel too far to get to a grocery store." Watch the full segment, "Supermarket merger gets the attention of food researcher," on LocalSYR. 02/15/21