News Release
 December 7, 2017
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

Tops Friendly Markets has you decked out in style for the Holidays

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – When did being unfashionable become so, well, fashionable? While the trend of ugly sweaters had its roots back in the 1980’s when perhaps donning an ugly sweater wasn’t in fact all that intentional, it saw a resurgence in the 21st century when it became hip to dig through your grandma’s closet for the tackiest, gaudiest, most outrageous holiday sweater you could find and wear it with pride. The trend took on such a following that a national movement followed to the point that parties and a day of celebration is now marked on the third Friday of December.

Pressed for time and an ugly sweater that is sure to impress? No need to scrounge through the closet any longer! Now TOPS makes it easy for you to find the sweater that will help you win that office contest for the most appalling apparel, surprise your new in-laws with your tacky threads, and be the hit at the holiday Christmas party.

“From LED sweaters to your favorite funny designs, we have just what you’re looking for to rock that ugly sweater for your office Christmas party,” said Mark DeFazio, director of non-food items for Tops Friendly Markets. “With National Ugly Sweater Day quickly approaching on December 15, you’ll want to make sure you make a grand entrance into any holiday gathering with the perfect tacky holiday sweater from TOPS.”

Be sure to stop by your local Tops Friendly Markets location to see the wide assortment of Christmas apparel available. For a complete listing of TOPS locations visit

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 171 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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