News Release
 January 15, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

BUFFALO, NY January 13, 2019 – Tops Friendly Markets, LLC, a regional retail grocery chain with 159 stores operating in New York, northern Pennsylvania and Vermont, is bringing the Itasca Magic™ computer generated ordering, inventory optimization, and state-of-the-art Direct Store Delivery (DSD) receiving solution to all of its locations. “Itasca has proven itself capable of managing and automating replenishment in complex business environments,” said Ron Ferri, EVP of Operations for Tops. “We’ve found that Itasca has the most comprehensive solution to address our current needs and to be the foundation for future endeavors. Their real-time Perpetual Inventory capability will allow us to ensure our customers have the same experience on-line as they do in stores which is important to any retailer’s digital presence.” Tops Markets will leverage Itasca’s expertise to control inventory store wide by insuring an improved in-stock position while right-sizing their investment in inventory and simultaneously controlling shrink. Mastering these areas will enable Tops to better serve their loyal customers in an increasingly competitive environment. “We’re very eager to deliver the same outstanding results to Tops Markets that we have to our other long-time customers,” said Jeff Kennedy, president of Itasca Retail Information Systems. “We welcome them to our community and look forward to serving Tops for many years to come.” # # # About Itasca Retail: Itasca Retail Information Systems invents and builds industry-leading solutions for Inventory Management, DSD, Computer Generated Ordering (CGO) and associated data management. We provide reliable, high-performing and cost-effective solutions for Inventory Optimization, including merchandise forecasting, perpetual inventory, DSD receiving, and the hand-held devices that support store execution processes. Learn more at s About Tops Markets, LLC: Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 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


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