News Release
 November 25, 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, was pleased to conduct its annual Tops Years of Service recognition program earlier this month. Currently in its 23rd year, the Tops Years of Service recognition program celebrates the dedication and loyalty of our long term associates. In 2019 Tops recognized a total of 283 associates reaching 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and 50 year anniversaries for a grand total of 9,065 years of service. Events were held in Buffalo, NY at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens and in Rochester, NY at Casa Larga Vineyards for associates in these regions.

"At Tops we believe in recognizing those associates who have made a long-term commitment to the grocery business, to one another, and more importantly to our company," said John Persons, president and chief operating officer for Tops Friendly Markets. "As a locally owned and operated company based in Western New York we take great pride in ensuring our valued associates are provided with the right tools to grow and succeed through scholarships, health improvement programs, and career advancement opportunities." To honor their many years of service, each associate who reached a 5-year milestone beginning at 25 years were invited to a celebration dinner where they were recognized for their years of service by the Executive committee and members of Tops leadership team. Honorees were able to reminisce with their colleagues, as well as enjoy festivities including a compilation of memorable moments submitted be honorees, commemorative photos of the evening, a souvenir program containing honoree bios, photos, and other memorabilia, and a gift for each honoree. Do you have a passion for food? So do we! Join the 28th largest supermarket chain in the country and do what you love every day-all while learning new skills, honing your craft, and growing as a leader. From various positions throughout our stores to warehouse opportunities and more, we just may have the perfect match for you! To learn more about the great opportunities that await you at your neighborhood Tops visit


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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