News Release
 February 9, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – While the rest of the world will be glued to their television sets cheering on team USA in the XXIII Winter Olympics, the associates at Tops Friendly Markets are gearing up for their own Olympics, with a twist. Over the course of the next four weeks, associates across TOPS’ three state imprint will be challenging one another to a produce themed Olympic competition to see will who will bring home the gold.

“With the Winter Olympics underway we felt this was a great opportunity to encourage a little healthy competition among our store teams,” said Jeff Cady, director, produce/floral for TOPS. “During the winter months especially we know that consumers aren’t naturally thinking about fruits and vegetables. This challenge encourages our associates to remind the community of the importance of getting their five recommended daily servings in a fun and engaging way.”

Over the course of the TOPS Produce Olympics store teams will compete in categories such as Curling (with potatoes), The Berry Biathlon, Chilean Cross Country, and The Halo Bobsled Event. Teams will earn points for creativity of their produce displays as well as their ability to increase consumer awareness about the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Walking away with the gold is the goal of course while medals will also be awarded for bronze and silver and regional awards will be presented as well.

To learn more about the TOPS Produce Olympics, be sure to stop by your local Tops Friendly Markets location.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 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, and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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