News Release
 October 1, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to promote Pete Nelligan to store manager of its Silver Creek, NY store and Lorenzo Grooms to the position of director if distribution for Tops Friendly Markets.

Pete started his career at Tops in 2004 as a dairy frozen clerk. Over the years he has held a variety of roles including assistant night crew manager, night crew manager, assistant grocery manager, grocery manager and at various Tops locations the role of non -perishables operations manager. He most recently was the assistant store manager at the South Park Ave. location in Hamburg. Pete and his family reside in Hamburg, NY.

Lorenzo Grooms recently was promoted to the role of director of distribution. Previously he held the title of director of warehouse operations, a role he held since 2017. In his new role he will continue to be responsible for operations in the grocery, perishable and frozen distribution centers as well as overseeing the transportation functions. He resides with his family in Lancaster, NY and hails from Cleveland, OH.


Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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