News Release
 July 25, 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 Christopher Watson to senior director, Construction, Maintenance & Engineering. Previously he held the title of director, Construction, Maintenance & Engineering , a role he has held since 2014.

In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for Construction, Maintenance & Engineering, as well as new responsibilities to oversee Tops’ Taylor Road Facility to include the Mailroom and Print Shop, Corporate Office Facilities Maintenance, and the Corporate Fleet.

Chris started with Tops Markets in 2010 with the Penn Traffic acquisition as Construction Manager. He resides in Fluvanna, NY with his wife Lynn.

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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