News Release
 February 1, 2011
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, the leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania is proud to participate in the nationwide celebration of Black History Month. During the month of February, Tops Markets provides customers with an educational experience about African Americans who have played a significant role in the growth and development of African American culture and in turn, American history.

Tops Markets 2011 Black History Month theme; “Celebrating African American Entertainers Shining throughout History” highlights the life-work and achievements of various African Americans that have excelled in the performing arts. Customers will have the opportunity to learn about these entertainers and performers through displays within Tops stores.

Hattie McDaniel, Dorothy Dandridge, Sidney Poitier, Gregory Hines, Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the performers that will be highlighted in Tops stores. African American Entertainers and Performers have influenced the performing arts, the music industry and cinematography throughout history. Tops Markets believes in promoting their life, their legacy and their achievements for all customers to commemorate.

In addition, in-store programming will be held at the following five Tops locations. Please contact the individual store for specific information regarding Black History Month activities.

Tops Friendly Markets 1000 Portage Rd. Niagara Falls, NY 14301 716-513-2189

Tops Friendly Markets 345 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY 14207 716-515-2170

Tops Friendly Markets 1275 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo, NY 14208 716-816-0038

Tops Friendly Markets 710 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY 14613 585-254-0110

Tops Friendly Markets 285 Upper Falls Blvd. Rochester, NY 14605 585-454-4430

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 132 full-service supermarkets – 127 company-owned and five franchise locations. With more than 13,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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