News Release
 February 19, 2024
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 celebrate Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day. This annual event is celebrated on the 22nd of every February to not only highlight the remarkable achievements of our associates, but also the longevity and impact grocery workers make on employment.

Well before the term "essential workers" gained prominence, we recognized that it was our associates tireless dedication that propelled our business forward, allowing us to curate an exceptional shopping experience for our valued customers.

In their role as a Tops associate, they play a pivotal part in fostering thriving communities. Their efforts ensure not only the fulfillment but the surpassing of our customers' needs, irrespective of the challenges that may arise. “The resilience demonstrated by the Tops team in the face of adversities, be it a winter storm or a global pandemic, continues to leave us profoundly impressed,” said Tops president, Ron Ferri. And as Tops also celebrates its 62nd anniversary in the communities we serve we’re proud to honor those who have been with us for decades. In 2023, we recognized a total of 252 associates reaching 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and even 50 year anniversaries for a grand total of 8,235 years of service.

“There is nothing that quite says dedication more then a room full of associates who have called Tops their family for over a quarter a century,” stated Ferri.


About Tops Friendly Markets Based in Williamsville, NY, Tops Markets currently operates 148 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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