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DATE:
 June 19, 2007
CONTACT: Tracy Pawelski
tracy.pawelski@aholdusa.com

   
TOPS MARKETS DONATES MORE THAN $550,000 IN THE FIGHT AGAINST JUVENILE DIABETES
Marks largest contribution to date from TOPS customers and associates

Williamsville, NY - Through the generous support of customers and associates, TOPS Markets and Martin's Super Food Stores once again exceeded projections raising a total of $550,911 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Customers purchased paper sneakers for $1 at the checkout, from April 22 through May 19 to help raise funds in the fight against juvenile diabetes. TOPS associates also supported JDRF by participating in walk events in Buffalo, Rochester and Jamestown throughout the month of May as well as planned fundraising events of their own like golf outings, bowling tournaments, hot dog sales, Fear Factor events, auctions and raffles.

"Year after year our customers and associates continue to show their generosity towards finding a cure for juvenile diabetes and once again came through in a huge way during this year's campaign," said Max Henderson, Jr., executive vice president and general manager, TOPS Markets. "Because of this we have been able to continue to support JDRF for more than two decades, as well as other worthwhile causes in our local communities. We again want to thank all of those for their donations and walk participation, which made this year the best to date!" Monies raised from this year's campaign goes to support two local chapters of JDRF in TOPS' operating areas. In 2007, JDRF- Buffalo Niagara chapter will receive $354,641 and JDRF- Rochester chapter will receive $196,270.

Since 1993, TOPS Markets and its customers have raised more than $4.6 million to support juvenile diabetes research. Last year TOPS raised a total of $532,000 throughout the company's operating areas.

"A strong partnership with TOPS and Martin's and the kind of support offered by their customers and associates is why one day we will find a cure for our kids," said Jennifer Hickok, JDRF special events manager.

TOPS Markets, LLC, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S., currently operates stores in New York and Pennsylvania under the names of TOPS Markets and Martin's Super Food Stores. Headquartered in Williamsville, NY, TOPS is a division of Giant Food Stores in Carlisle, PA. As a company, TOPS is proud to work with hundreds of local organizations in the communities it serves and has a long-standing commitment to eradicate hunger and improve the quality of life for children. For more information about TOPS Markets, visit www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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