News Release
 July 26, 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 share that they have promoted Craig Degroat and Jaime Paterson.

Craig Degroat has been promoted to construction manager for Tops Friendly Markets. Craig started his career with The Penn Traffic Company and has been with Tops Markets for 10 years as a maintenance specialist. Craig resides in Oneida, NY with his family. Jaime Peterson has accepted the promotion of construction manager for Tops Friendly Markets. Jaime started his career with The Penn Traffic Company and has been with Tops Markets for 12 years as a maintenance technician, maintenance specialist, and project manager. Jaime resides in Russell, Pa with his family.

Do you have a passion for food? So do we! Join the 28th largest supermarket chain in the country and do what you love every day-all while learning new skills, honing your craft, and growing as a leader. From various positions throughout our stores to warehouse opportunities and more, we just may have the perfect match for you! To learn more about the great opportunities that await you at your neighborhood Tops visit ###

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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