News Release
 July 20, 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 regional vice president.

Jim’s career began 36 years ago as a part-time associate in the Tops Meat Department. Over the years he has held positions increasing in responsibility and leadership including Retail Project Coordinator, Retail Product Specialist, Store Manager, District Manager, and Director of Asset Protection. Jim most recently served as Director, Shrink Initiatives.

During his time with Tops Jim was recognized as Store Manager of the Year. Jim also has served as Chair of the company’s Corporate Crisis Committee since 2018, a vital role to the organization during crisis situations like the National Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020 and the racist mass shooting at a Tops location in the City of Buffalo in 2022.

Jim holds an MBA from the University of Buffalo School of Management and a BS in Management from Houghton University and resides in Amherst, NY.

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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