News Release
 May 29, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Tops Markets is pleased to announce that our director of bakery, deli, and prepared foods, Karri Zwirlein, was recently recognized by Winsight Grocery Business in partnership with International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) as a Champion of Change. This is a new platform being recognized by the industry which is identifying 45 professionals who have contributed “greatly to the extraordinary success of grocery fresh departments while fostering career paths and growth avenues for the next generation of leaders.”

Karri is being recognized as being an emerging champion which is defined as “an up –and coming- inspiration food industry professional from the retail, supplier, and service provider community in the bakery, deli, food service/prepared foods and dairy categories who are making a mark and a difference-in their stores, companies, and communities through demonstrated leadership, results-oriented achievements, peer mentoring and related exceptional contributions to their companies’ overall success.” Karri has been a Tops team member for over 27 years and we are very proud of her achievements. Karri will be recognized at the first Champions of Change Reception during IDDBA 19 on June 2, 2019. ###

ABOUT TOPS FIRENDLY MARKETS Tops Markets, LLC is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets with five additional franchise stores and is the largest private, for-profit employer in Western New York. As a leading grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and western Vermont, and with the support of 14,000 associates, our core mission is to help our communities flourish. We support programs that seek to eradicate hunger and disease; promote the education of our youth; and to ensure we reduce environmental waste and energy consumption while providing our customers with sustainably sourced, high quality products. For more information, visit


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