News Release
 June 30, 2008
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Williamsville, NY – Tops Friendly Markets (Tops) today announced that the company has appointed Kathleen Graim to the newly created position of Rochester Community Relations Specialist.

In this new role, Graim will lead all community relations and charitable functions for Tops in the Rochester area.

“Rochester is a vitally important market for Tops Markets,” said Frank Curci, president and CEO of Tops. “Having Kathleen on the ground in the community on a daily basis will be a benefit to our operations in Rochester and will help Tops Friendly Markets to better serve our customers and the community as a whole.”

Graim will work in Rochester daily to positively influence the shopping experience for Tops customers. She will be the local, day-to-day contact and representative for Tops in the community and will manage the execution of customer fundraising programs. Among the charitable functions she will guide in Rochester are annual fundraising campaigns such as Check Out Hunger, Hope for the Holidays and Food for Families, as well as annual fundraisers for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Graim holds two bachelor's degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She began her career at Tops in 1988 as a bakery department clerk, and was promoted to bakery manager soon after. Most recently she was a bakery field specialist.

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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