Price Chopper

Tops Markets is merging with Schenectady-based supermarket chain Price Chopper/Market 32.

Tops is based in the Buffalo area and has 162 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including 11 stores and 1,018 employees in Monroe County.

A company spokesperson says that including Monroe County, and Genesee, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties-- there are a total of 20 stores and 1,913 staffers.

Officials with the two companies say it will nearly double their collective footprint in the Northeast.