News Release
 July 18, 2022
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 three of its female associates are being recognized as honorees for Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer. In total Progressive Grocer will induct 401 women into this year’s class during its celebration in November.

These women strengthen the retail food industry at many levels, within both the retailer and supplier communities. Top Women in Grocery is a community that has continued to grow since 2007, with the best and brightest women in the industry. Honorees are recognized in one of the following categories: • Senior-Level Executives • Rising Stars • Store Managers The following Tops associates are being recognized: Nominee Category Title Hometown Tami Appleby Store Manager Store Manager, Bradford, PA Bradford, PA Natalie Fisher Rising Star Manager, risk and safety Spencerport, NY Juliana Wright Rising Star Social Media Coordinator Kenmore, NY

In order to qualify for consideration, certain criteria needed to be met including but not limited to: • Executing/delivery of outstanding financial/strategic objectives • Astute problem solving abilities • Meeting exceptional performance benchmarks • Superior customer/client program development • Leading innovative initiatives • Results-oriented impacts • Exceptional teambuilding and overall commitment to excellence

The Top Women in Grocery Leadership Program and Awards Celebration will take place November 3-4, 2022 in Orlando, Fl. To learn more about the Top Women in Grocery award visit Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) 2022

### About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with over 14,000 associates, the company is dedicated to providing sustainably sourced, high-quality products, while helping its communities flourish via support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption. For more information, visit


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