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DATE:
 May 20, 2005
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz
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TOPS MARKETS AWARDS TOM DURKIN STORE MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Williamsville, NY - Tops Markets named Tom Durkin, Delaware Sheridan tops store manager the recipient of the 2004 Store Manager of the Year award, for his achievements in store sales and outstanding leadership qualities.

Durkin grew his store's sales 17% from the previous year, earning his store third place ranking among the highest grossing stores in the entire division. He was also responsible for an impressive 62% increase in total earnings and winning this store five record weeks in sales performance in 2004.

In addition to Durkin's extraordinary 2004 sales, he has shown exemplary leadership skills towards his entire staff. His dedication to his employees enabled nine key associates to advance their careers within the Tops family over the past year.

"Tom's devotion to the Tops organization, and to his staff, is unparalleled, and we take great pride in having him as part of our team," said John Persons, regional vice president. "He is also an excellent mentor to his associates and a strong leader among his peers, making him a clear choice for the award."

In addition, Durkin serves as an instructor for Junior Achievement, an assistant coach for Williamsville Junior football and is a religious instructor for St. Peter & Paul Church. He resides in Williamsville with his wife and two children.

Tops Markets, LLC, headquartered in Williamsville, NY is one of four retail operating companies under Ahold USA and is a division of Giant Food Stores in Carlisle, PA. Tops currently operates 152 Tops Markets and 2 Martin's Super Food Stores. With nearly 18,000 associates, Tops serves a three state market area. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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