News Release
 February 21, 2023
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 Gary Baumer.

Gary, who was most recently the interim store manager at the Lockport Tops on Rochester Road, has been promoted to the position of store manager.

Gary started his career as a cashier in 1990 and has held many positions over the years, including but not limited to, assistant manager, operations manager, assistant grocery manager, assistant frozen manager, and assistant produce manager. He has also been tasked with store remodels, grand reopening’s, and special projects for the company. Gary lives in Buffalo, NY with his wife.

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 149 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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