News Release
 April 12, 2021
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 announce that Dusty Taylor was recently awarded the industry’s most prestigious award, Produce Manager of the Year awarded by United Fresh. The United Fresh Retail Produce Manager Awards Program pays special recognition to produce managers – essential workers of the food supply chain’s front lines – who work every day to increase sales and consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. For 17 years, United Fresh has honored 25 of the industry’s top retail produce managers for their commitment to fresh produce, innovative merchandising, community service, and customer satisfaction. All winners will be honored during United Fresh 2021 this June. “Dusty Taylor exemplifies all the qualities a great produce manager should have. He has delivered a top-notch fresh and well merchandised produce department day in and day out for the past 30 years,” said Jeff Cady, director of produce and floral for Tops Friendly Markets. “His leadership skills are tremendous and his passionate spirit, infectious. He is so well deserving of the 2020 United Fresh Retail Produce Manager of the Year and it is long overdue.”

Dusty has been a member of the Tops Family since 1987 where he began his career at the Tops Friendly Markets located at 3035 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst, NY. He served as an assistant produce manager from 1989 through 1990 at which time he was promoted to produce manager. Dusty has worked at 12 different Tops locations sharing his passion, enthusiasm, time, and talents with each store team all while grooming future leaders. Dusty currently is the produce manager at the Depew, NY Tops located at 4777 Transit Rd. Dusty is a resident of Kenmore, NY.


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 15,000 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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