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The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that 200-unit Giant Eagle has made a deal to acquire five former Penn Traffic units in Pennsylvania from Tops Markets, which recently acquired Penn Traffic’s retail assets.

According to the story, “The purchased stores include BiLo Foods in Brookville, DuBois, Johnstown and St. Marys, and the Quality Market in Titusville.”
KC's View:
It is a pretty safe bet that whoever takes over these former Penn Traffic units, the real winners will be consumers, who are suddenly going to be offered better stores and better shopping experiences than they’ve been used to.