The Bloomberg report states that Tops could seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month.

According to Bloomberg, the owner of Tops Friendly Markets may be preparing for bankruptcy.

The report, citing "people familiar with that situation", says that Tops could seek court protection from creditors as soon as this month. Bloomberg also reported that southern supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is also preparing to file for bankruptcy. Both bankruptcies would be "a sign of the mounting pressures in the grocery industry," according to Bloomberg.

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