News Release
 October 27, 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 that six of its female leaders are being recognized as honorees for Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer. In total Progressive Grocer will induct 400 women, chosen from more than 1,000 nominees, into this year’s class during its celebration taking place in Orlando, Florida in November.

These women strengthen the retail food industry at many levels, within both the retailer and supplier communities. Top Women in Grocery is a community that has continued to grow since 2007, with the best and brightest women in the industry. Honorees are recognized in one of the following categories: • Senior-Level Executives • Rising Stars • Store Managers Progressive Grocer's Top Women in Grocery award is the most prestigious honor for female leaders in the grocery industry. Congratulations are extended to:

Chelsea Frank - Human Resources Manager- Talent Development - Rising Star Laura Gould - Promotions Analyst - Rising Star Jamie Keller, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist - Rising Star Karen Miller - Manager, Pricing & Data Analytics - Rising Star Kathleen A. Sautter - Director, Corporate Communications & PR - Rising Star Kristine Wydro -VP Human Resources - Senior-Level Executives

In order to qualify for consideration, certain criteria needed to be met including but not limited to: • Executing/delivery of outstanding financial/strategic objectives • Astute problem solving abilities • Meeting exceptional performance benchmarks • Superior customer/client program development • Leading innovative initiatives • Results-oriented impacts • Exceptional teambuilding and overall commitment to excellence

To learn more about the Top Women in Grocery award visit The 2023 Top Women in Grocery: Simply the Best | Progressive Grocer

### 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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