Tops Friendly Markets wins CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity’s Business of the Year Award

WILLIAMSVILLE – Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced today that the company has won CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity’s (CenterState CEO’s) Business of the Year Award in the ‘more than 50 employee’ category. The award celebrates companies that have achieved growth, and gone above and beyond in the past year to distinguish themselves as leaders in the business community.

Tops was among three finalists selected for the 50-plus employee category. Selection criteria included: provider of choice; employer of choice; financial performance; innovation and commitment to the community. The final selection was made by a committee of community business leaders and the award was presented at CenterState CEO’s Annual Meeting, held on April 8 at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center in Syracuse.

The CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity is a twelve-county business leadership and economic development organization, based in Syracuse. CenterState CEO represents more than 2,000 members and serves as the region’s primary economic, community and business development catalyst, working to achieve regional growth and total community prosperity through partnerships, planning and problem solving.

About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville and operates 155 full-service supermarkets 150 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops, Grand Union and Bryant’s banners. With more than 15,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at www.topsmarkets.com.