News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 July 14, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716-635-5577

   
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS PROMOTES THREE ASSOCIATES
Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts is pleased to announce the promotions of Jillian Sirica, Kathleen Graim, and Eric Wurl.

Jillian Sirica was recently promoted to the position of Manager, Digital Marketing. Jillian joined the TOPS team in 2006 as a cashier at the Orchard Park, NY store and has since held various positions both at the store level and the corporate office. Most recently Jillian held the position of Digital Media Specialist. She has also been a key member of the TOPS marketing team, specifically overseeing the development and execution of TOPS digital marketing strategies.

Jillian is a graduate of the University at Buffalo, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Marketing in 2013. She resides with her husband, in Buffalo, NY.

TOPS is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Kathleen Graim to the position of Deli/Carry-Out-Cafe Merchandising & Training Specialist.

In her new role, Kathleen will be responsible for collaborating with the directors of in-store merchandising and the field specialists to implement new Carry-Out-Cafe and Deli programs and offerings at the store level, as well as provide direction on recipe and program accuracy to ensure consistent execution throughout the company.

Kathleen has been a key member of the TOPS team since 1988, holding various positions at store level before becoming a Bakery Specialist, Community Relations Specialist, and Store Manager at the Warehouse Cafe. Most recently she oversaw prepared foods, deli, and bakery at the TOPS Orchard Fresh store, where she implemented new programs and offerings that drove double digit growth in those departments. Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting/Business from the State University of New York at Buffalo and resides in Williamsville, NY with "other half," Jack. Tops Friendly Markets is also pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Wurl to the position of Director, Private Brands.

In his new role, Eric will be responsible for leading TOPS private brands business to drive the growth of four key brand lines, along with many secondary brand lines, and working collaboratively with the in-house Daymon team as well as the merchandising, marketing, decision support, pricing, supply chain and operations teams. TOPS brand has items in 97 different categories.

Eric joined the TOPS team 13 years ago from Bell's and Quality and started his TOPS career as an assistant store manager at the University Plaza Tops in Buffalo, NY. Soon after, he was promoted to store manager at the Niagara Falls Tops and Orchard Park locations, and then to District Manager. Most recently, he was Director of In Store Merchandising and Execution for the West region.

Eric resides with his wife and six children in Wheatfield, NY.

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About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 173 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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