News Release
 September 9, 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, has expanded the number of stores in which shoppers can purchase beer and wine to now include its Bradford, PA (150 Main Street) location. Other locations in which Tops can sell libations include its Meadville, PA store located at 144 Center Street, its Warren, PA store located at 74 Market St., and 712 W 38th Street, Erie, PA.

Recently Tops received a Wine Expanded Permit (WEP) to distribute both wine and beer at its Bradford, PA location allowing shoppers to purchase up to 192 ounces of beer with any transaction while doing their shopping and 3,000 ml of wine which equates to two 1.5 liter bottles or four, 750 ml bottles of wine.

Customers will be pleased to find hundreds of different wines from all over the world, with many from our local wineries including Twisted Vine, Mazza Vineyards, Allegany Cellars Winery, & Flickerwood Wine Cellars to name a few.

“If beer and seltzers are more to their liking we offer almost 1,000 different items from Seltzers to Lagers and Ales to the hoppiest IPA's, and all the top local brands you love,” said Jamie Szpylman, category business manager for beer, wine, and snacks for Tops Friendly Markets.

Both beer and wine are available for purchase during normal store hours.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer our shoppers the added convenience and value of purchasing their wine and beer while shopping with us,” said Kristen Hanson, vice president of center store sales and merchandising.

The ability to sell wine in Pennsylvania has been highly desired and was made possible under the Pennsylvania Modernization Act, which was initially signed in June 2016. Prior to this development, Tops was only able to sell wine in three of its Vermont stores. The program was initially piloted at the Warren and Erie, PA Tops locations in 2016 before expanding to the Meadville store in 2017.

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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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