News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 August 7, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716 635 5577

   
PROGRESSIVE GROCER RECOGNIZES 6 WOMEN FROM TOPS MARKETS AS TOP WOMEN IN GROCERY
Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to announce that six of its female associates are being recognized as nominees for Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer. In total Progressive Grocer will induct 362 women into this year’s class from a pool of over 650 candidates.

The Top Women in Grocery Award, recognizes women who are playing an integral role across all segments of the retail food industry. The nominations were open to women across all segments of the grocery industry – retailer/wholesaler and supplier/vendor communities – who have demonstrated above-and-beyond achievements between April 2017 and March 1, 2018. Three categories are being recognized:

• Senior-Level Executives (title of Vice President or higher) • Rising Stars (titles lower than Vice President) • Store Managers (titles of Store Manager, Store Director, Area/Region Director)

The following TOPS associates are being recognized as a nominee for: Nominee Category Title Hometown Kathleen Allen Rising Star Senior Manager of Community Relations Pulaski, NY Michelle Marcilliott Store Manager Store Manager Niagara Falls, NY Kimberly Page Store Manager Store Manager Buffalo, NY Kathy Romanowski Rising Star Public & Media Relations Manager Tonawanda, NY Patty Ryan Store Manager Store Manager Buffalo, NY Jillian Sirica Rising Star Digital Marketing Manager Buffalo, NY In order to qualify for consideration, certain criteria needed to be met including but not limited to: • Executing/delivery of outstanding financial/strategic objectives • Astute problem solving abilities • Meeting exceptional performance benchmarks • Superior customer/client program development • Leading innovative initiatives • Results-oriented impacts • Exceptional teambuilding and overall commitment to excellence

The Top Women in Grocery Gala Celebration will take place on Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Chicago, Il. To learn more about the Top Women in Grocery award visit https://progressivegrocer.com/progressive-grocer-presents-2018-top-women-grocery

### 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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