News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 November 16, 2004
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
716-635-5885

   
TOPS MARKETS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF THREE NEW MANAGERS
Mitchell, Roscoe and Wiley join Management Team in Northeast Ohio

Williamsville, NY Tops Markets announces the appointments of Andrea Mitchell to community relations and events manager for Northeast Ohio, Chuck Roscoe to general sales manager of Tops Garrett Square store, and Frank Wiley to general sales manager of Tops Lee-Harvard location.

In her new position, Mitchell is responsible for developing, planning, and implementing programs and events in the Ohio market that support Tops through community relations outreach and involvement. Mitchell joins Tops from Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), where she was a communications specialist. She also serves as part-time instructor at John Carroll University. Previously, she has been employed as a magazine editor, desktop publisher and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the Cleveland African American Museum. Mitchell earned a Master of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of Toledo.

Roscoe has a 23-year history of experience in education, food service operations and leadership training. He most recently served as Tops general store manager at the Lee-Harvard Plaza and Neff Road locations. An active community participant, Roscoe is a member of the Garrett Square Development Board.

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Wileys appointment to store manager marks his return to Lee-Harvard. In 1996, he served as service manager and in 1997 as non-perishable manager at the Lee-Harvard store. A 15-year Tops Markets veteran, Wileys assignments have included serving as store manager at a variety of locations, including Southgate, Macedonia, Mentor, Painesville, Garrett Square and Broadway.

Tops Markets, LLC, is one of six retail-operating companies under Ahold USA, and the leading supermarket chain in Western New York. Tops currently operates 161 Tops Markets in three states and 202 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners. Founded in 1962, Tops employs nearly 21,000 associates. For more information about Tops, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

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