News Release
 March 30, 2020
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 Rich Mendolera to manager, pricing and data analytics.

Rich first joined the Tops team in 1995 as a grocery clerk while in high school and later was promoted to an assistant general manager. He later rejoined the team at the corporate office in 2017 as manager of category data insights. Rich will now oversee managing a team of analysts that not only provide business analytics but also trends that lead to informed decision making for the locally owned and operated supermarket chain. He and his team will also be responsible for analyzing, maintaining, and executing all assigned product pricing in order to achieve budgeted sales and profit goals.

After graduating from Canisius College with a dual major in management and marketing in 2002, he received his masters from Northwestern University in predictive analytics in 2016. He continued his career with local companies ICT, Independent Health and ValueCentric before rejoining Tops in 2017. Rich and his family are residents of East Amherst, NY.

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 157 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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