News Release
 July 3, 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 James Kenna to junior category manager for Tops Center Store.

In his new role, James will be responsible for developing and managing the procurement and merchandising programs for designated categories to achieve budgeted sales, gross profit, inventory turns and service levels. He will also work with asset managers, category business managers and pricing in order to maximize support for assigned categories. James joined Tops Markets in 2009 as a part-time grocery clerk at the Tops Delaware/Sheridan store in Buffalo, NY. From there he worked his way up as assistant grocery manager, grocery manager, non-perishables manager and assistant store manager before taking the role of floor care specialist in 2020. James has a Bachelor Degree in Humanities from Buffalo State and an MBA from Canisius. James currently resides in Tonawanda and enjoys spending time with his fiancé, Emily.

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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