News Release
 September 22, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts, was recently honored with the 2017 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award. In recognition of exceptional achievement and leadership in building a healthy and productive workplace committed to employee and community health and well-being.

Thanks to the efforts of Gail Marchese, manager, benefits and wellness for tops Friendly Markets and the Executive team at TOPS, employees at the Williamsville based supermarket chain are a healthier work force thanks to a wide variety of programs offered by the company. The Tops WELL Annual Weight Loss Challenge, Walking to Tops Program, Road to Financial Wellness Program and the company’s annual participation in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge offer are just a few ways that associates are encouraged to stay active. These programs, which began in 2010, were established to empower associates and their family members to be educated and engaged in creating a healthier lifestyle.

“At TOPS we take great pride in ensuring a healthy working environment for all of our employees. We encourage involvement in company-wide fitness challenges, health screenings, and provide numerous resources for our associates and their families so that they can actively take charge of their health and well-being,” said Gail Marchese, Manager, Benefits and Wellness for Tops Friendly Markets.

The 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America (H100) is a national ranking that scores population health outcomes and six values: vision, culture/engagement, learning, expertise, metrics and technology. The H100 is determined by a rigorous methodology and is weighted across the local and national assessments. In its fourth year over 2,000 companies applied to earn a spot in this prestigious ranking. The award ceremony took place at the Fitbit captivate conference in Chicago, Illinois on September 19, 2017.

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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 over 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


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