News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 July 27, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP WITHIN ITS RANKS; HONORS FOUR OUTSTANDING MEAT MANAGERS
Williamsville, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to recognize outstanding leaders within its meat departments throughout the chains footprint. These awards recognize the dedication and efforts put forth to serve their valued customers while enduring the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021.

In order to be eligible Tops associates had to meet the following criteria: • 2021 Sales, Shrink and Margin vs 2019 (the last year of normalcy before the pandemic) • Compliance with Fresh Item Management criteria • Plan O Gram & Merchandising follow through • Associate Training & Development • Willingness to assist with special projects

Nominations were submitted by Regional Vice Presidents, District Managers, and Meat & Seafood Field Specialists. The honorees selected were:

Meat Managers of the Year Sean Murphy – Orchard Park, NY Rich Crawford – New Paltz, NY Honorable Mention Dave Smith - Penfield, NY Lindsey Burris – Meadville, PA

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 www.topsmarkets.com.

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