News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 October 16, 2009
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS ASSOCIATES RECOGNIZED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE TO COMPANY
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – 153 longtime associates of Tops Friendly Markets stores in Western and Central New York and northwestern Pennsylvania area were recognized this week for their many years of service to the grocer.

The awards were presented to the associates on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Tops’ annual Years of Service dinner held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. Altogether, this year Tops is honoring 153 employees across its market area who have a combined 4,450 years of service to the grocer.

“We are incredibly proud of our loyal and dedicated associates who have decided to make working at Tops a lifelong career,” said Jack Barrett, Tops’ senior vice president of human resources. “We pride ourselves on being a first-class employer, and finding and keeping the right people is the key to our success. In conjunction with our union partner, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local One we provide valuable scholarship and advancement opportunities to our associates.”

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 76 full-service supermarkets – 71 company-owned and five franchise locations. 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. As part of Tops' culture of "Living Here, Giving Here," approximately $14 million is donated annually to local, charitable organizations. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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