News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 December 16, 2020
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS AND UFCW REACH AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE APPRECIATION BONUS FOR ASSOCIATES
WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, have partnered with UFCW Local One to provide an additional appreciation bonus for its workers in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

The agreement that was negotiated between both parties will provide part-time associates hired prior to June 30, 2020 who worked any hours since September 15, 2020 and remained employed as of December 14, 2020 with a $100 appreciation bonus. Full-time associates who worked any hours since September 15, 2020 and remained employed at Tops as of December 14, 2020 will receive a $200 appreciation bonus. “Tops was pleased to be able to provide additional compensation for its workers whose commitment has been relentless during these unprecedented times,” said Frank Curci, Chairman and CEO. “Since the onset of COVID, Tops Markets and our associates have been able to provide our customers with a safe and reliable place to continue to shop for their food and other essentials to sustain themselves and their families when they needed it most. Together with the help our UFCW Local One partners, we were able together reaching the common goal of providing a safe and rewarding workplace.”

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About Tops Friendly Markets 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 www.topsmarkets.com

 

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