News Release
 January 7, 2004
CONTACT: Stefanie Zakowicz

Davidson Promoted to VP of Eastern Region

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stefanie Zakowicz January 7, 2004 (716) 635-5885


Davidson Promoted to VP of Eastern Region Williamsville, NY . . . Max Henderson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Tops Markets, LLC, has announced the promotion of Michael F. Davidson to Regional Vice President for the Eastern Region. Davidson brings over 13 years of experience with Tops Markets to his new post.

In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing the operations of 62 stores located in Rochester, mid-state NY and the Adirondack area.

Previously, Davidson held the position of District Manager of the Store Operations Development Program at Tops headquarters in Williamsville, NY. Also out of the Williamsville headquarters, Davidson held the positions of Ahold USA Project Impact Team Leader, Senior Director Risk Management/Food Safety/Loss Prevention and was appointed Chairperson of the Ahold USA Insurance Committee for 2001.

A graduate of the Ahold Leadership/Retail Academy at Cornell University, Mr. Davidson also holds a MBA from Kent State University and a BA in Accounting from Georgian Court College in Lakewood, New Jersey. A New Jersey native, Mr. Davidson has been a resident of Buffalo for the past seven years where he lives with his wife Joanna and three children Danielle, Robert, and Nathaniel.

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 Express 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 webwsite at -end-


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