News Release
 February 4, 2003
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz

Williamsville, NY… Tops Friendly Markets has announced several management appointments for its new store in Canandaigua, NY. The store, located at 5150 North Street at Route 332, will open for business on February 19th.

Tops recently appointed Doug Kraft, a 10-year Tops associate, as store manager. Along with Kraft, the management team will include:  Dan VanAuker, Perishable Operations Manager. VanAuker, also a 10-year Tops associate, has most recently served as co-manager at the Tops on 2345 Buffalo Road in Gates, NY. He is a graduate of Finger Lakes Community College and holds an associate's degree in business administration. He currently resides in Henrietta where he is involved with the Rochester Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

 Alex Devens, Non Perishable Operations Manager. Devens, a Newark, NY resident, joins the new store after serving as nonperishable operations manager at the Tops in Ontario, NY. He is a graduate of the University at Michigan. Devens is a board member for the Arcadian Foundation and is a member of the Elks Club.

 Scott Tyo, Service Operations Manager. Tyo is a 10-year Tops associate who most recently served as the service operations manager at the Penfield Road Tops in Rochester. He also has served as a produce manager at this location. Tyo currently lives in Greece, NY.

Kraft also announced the appointment of the following managers and department heads, many of which reside in Canandaigua and neighboring communities:

 Ron Bailey, Produce Manager  Janet Gaines, General Merchandise Manager  Debbie Griffith, Customer Service Manager  Barb Hale, Scan Coordinator  Brian Hallings, Grocery Manager  Bill Hayes, Dairy Manager  Lisa Jagger, Prepared Foods Manager  Anna Lilly, Bakery Manager  Jeanne Mason, Receiver  Charlie Mcguire, Meat Manager  John Potter, Night Crew Manager  Abby Wastowicz, Pharmacist  Diana Wright, Office Manager

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 156 Tops Friendly Markets, 205 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, and 9 B-Kwik Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. This and other recent news releases can be found on Tops’ website at



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