News Release
 June 24, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – As Vermont residents gear up for the pending plastic bag ban slated to take effect on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Tops Friendly Markets locations across the state are well prepared to meet the new state regulations with a wide variety of options for its customers. From reusable bags starting at just .99 cents, Thermal bags for cold products, and bags that can be reused up to 125 times to traditional paper bags for just ten cents, customers can select the option that best fits their lifestyle.

“At Tops, social responsibility and sustainability have always been at the core of the company’s mission, so reducing the carbon footprint by eliminating the use of single use plastic bags only strengthens the impact of what we’re trying to achieve as a company,” said Kathy Sautter, public and media relations manager for Tops Friendly Markets.

Annually Tops recycles over 654 tons of plastic bags and film. Tops’ ongoing commitment to sustainability is met with enthusiasm and resolve every day, as we work to ensure we leave our communities-and our planet-better for the next generations. To learn more about Tops efforts toward sustainability visit

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 14,500 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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