News Release
 April 14, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Williamsville, NY - Tops Markets, LLC (Tops) today announced new assignments for eight associates who will be responsible for leading initiatives and operations integral to Tops' growth and success.

The assignments include: -Karl Oesterle, Tops Markets Director of Advertising -Ken Schaeffer, Tops Markets Director of Finance and Budgets -Kristine Wydro, Tops Markets Director of Human Resources -Frank Wolff, Tops Markets Director of Pharmacy -Gary Geitter, Tops Markets Director of Asset Protection -Dave Bordonaro, Tops Markets Director of Non-Perishables -Jim Lane, Tops Markets Director of Meat and Seafood -Katie McKenna, Tops Markets Manager of Communications and Public Relations

"We are pleased to announce new assignments for these eight highly-qualified associates. They are very important to key areas of our operations and this team of leaders has proven that they will perform well," said Frank Curci, Tops CEO. "Together they offer more than 150 years of experience working for Tops Markets and they are highly respected within our company."

The new assignments are effective immediately.

Oesterle has been with Tops Markets for eight years. In his new role, he will oversee all aspects of advertising for Tops Markets including the weekly ad, development of in-store promotional signage, website marketing, and television, radio and newspaper advertising.

Schaeffer has been with Tops Markets for 18 years. In his new role, Ken will oversee aspects of the companys financials including budgeting, financial forecasting, financial reporting, and capital investment analysis.

Wydro has over 15 years of experience at Tops Markets. In her new role, Kris will oversee corporate employment, labor relations, associate relations, organizational effectiveness and management development & training.

Wolff has been with the company for nine years. As director of pharmacy, he will provide oversight for all aspects of daily pharmacy operations including overseeing pharmacy specialists, recruiters, pharmacy system manager, and systems administrators.

Geitter is a 35-year associate of Tops Markets. Gary's new responsibilities include oversight of the protection of corporate and store assets.

Bordonaro has been with Tops Markets for 34 years. In his new role, Dave will be responsible for managing and directing the sales and category functions for all grocery, general merchandise, health/beauty care, dairy, and frozen foods departments, including supply chain and merchandising services.

Lane has over 30 years of experience at Tops Markets. As director of meat and seafood, Lane will manage and direct all aspects of the meat and seafood departments at Tops. McKenna has been with Tops Markets for nearly three years. In her new role Katie is responsible for ensuring that the Tops Markets brand is well is represented in a positive manner throughout the community, media and industry. She also oversees all internal communications and events among Tops associates.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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