News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 May 22, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716-635-5577

   
TOPS ANNOUNCES PRODUCE MANAGERS OF THE YEAR
Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce the 2018 Produce Managers of the Year. Nominees from each district were evaluated on several criteria including sales growth, overall department conditions, and development of associates, customer interaction, merchandising, shrink and profitability. Each region was asked to submit candidates for consideration before being reviewed by Tops Friendly Markets regional vice presidents John McCaffrey and Mike Patti along with Jeff Cady, Director of Produce/Floral for Tops Friendly Markets.

“The ability to creatively merchandise the product, interact with the customers, and oversee the growth of not only the product, but the people within the department is paramount,” said Jeff Cady, Director of Produce/Floral for Tops. “Produce is a vital part of our day to day business and being able to undertake this and manage it successfully is something we truly appreciate and want to recognize in these individuals.”

This year’s award recipients are: Buffalo South Produce Manager of the Year from Jamestown, NY Store #209, Mike Tomczak (from Jamestown, NY) Buffalo North Produce Manager of the Year from Tonawanda, NY Store #226, Andy Vilone (from Tonawanda, NY) Midstate Produce Manager of the Year from Towanda, PA Store #680, Brad Franklin (from Monroeton, PA) Buffalo Central Produce Manager of the year from Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, Store #232, Mike LaRouette (from Buffalo, NY) Hudson Valley Produce Manager of the year from Lagrangeville, Store #533, John Lande (from Carmel, NY) Buffalo East Produce Manager of the Year from Amherst, Store #224, Dusty Taylor (from Tonawanda, NY) Rochester Produce Manager of the Year from Gates Store #403, Nick Capizzi (from Greece, NY) Syracuse South Produce Manger of the Year from Manlius Store #365, Mike Martin (from Baldwinsville, NY) Syracuse North Produce Manager of the Year from Pulaski, NY Store #585, Robin Manwaring (from Mexico, NY)

-more- North Country Produce Manager of the Year from Chestertown, NY Store #712, Mariann Monahan (from Chestertown, NY) Fingerlakes Produce Manager of the Year from Elbridge, NY Store #374, Steve Eastman (from Jordan, NY) Western PA Produce Manager of the Year from Meadville, PA Store #670, Dave Feevey (from Titusville, PA)

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About Tops Friendly Markets

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 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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