News Release
 October 22, 2003
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz

DeFilippis Promoted to VP of Operations & Merchandising

Williamsville, NY& Max Henderson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Tops Markets, LLC., has announced the promotion of Jim DeFilippis to the newly created position of Vice President of Operations and Merchandising for Tops.

In his new role, DeFilippis will be responsible for overseeing Tops Operational Specialists, establishing consistencies regarding store standards, and directing the in-store execution of key merchandising programs.

Previously, DeFilippis held the position of Director of District Operations/Merchandising at Giant Food Stores of Carlisle, PA. There, he also served as Director of Produce & Floral Operations and Merchandising. In addition to his experience at Giant, DeFilippis brings more than 26 years of comprehensive retail experience to Tops.

DeFilippis will be making his home in South Wales, New York. He is a native of Morristown, New Jersey, and has two children, Jimmy and Jackie.

Tops Markets, LLC is one of six retail operating companies under Ahold USA, one of the leading supermarket operations in the U.S. Tops currently operates 160 Tops Friendly Markets, 204 convenience stores under the Wilson Farms, Sugarcreek and Tops Xpress banners, and 2 B-Kwik Food Markets in New York, Pennsylvania and northeast Ohio. This and other recent news releases can be found on Tops website at


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