News Release
 September 7, 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 the promotion of Rusty Ames to meat/seafood specialist in the East Region for Tops.

Rusty is currently assistant category business manager – seafood. In his new role, Rusty will be responsible for the Rochester & Fingerlakes/Syracuse West Districts. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations and merchandising for the Meat & Seafood departments within those districts. Rusty started with Tops Markets in 1995 and over his 27-year career has held various positions including seafood manager, meat manager, assistant store manager and meat and seafood specialist. Rusty is a resident of Middleport, NY where he resides 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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