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Tops Celebrates Four Meat Managers For Dedication, Efforts

Rich Crawford

Williamsville, New York-based Tops Friendly Markets is recognizing its employee leaders within the meat departments throughout the chain’s footprint.

These awards recognize the efforts to serve customers while navigating COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. 

Sean Murphy

In order to be eligible Tops employees had to meet the following criteria:

  • 2021 sales, shrink and margin vs 2019 (the last year of normalcy before the pandemic);
  • Compliance with fresh item management criteria;
  • Plan O Gram and merchandising follow through;
  • Employee training and development; and
  • Willingness to assist with special projects.

Nominations were submitted by regional VPs, district managers and meat and seafood field specialists.

The honorees selected by Tops’ employees were:

Meat managers of the year 

  • Sean Murphy – Orchard Park, New York.
  • Rich Crawford – New Paltz, New York.

Honorable mention

  • Dave Smith – Penfield, New York.
  • Lindsey Burris – Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Tops Markets operates 150 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. As a private, for-profit employer in Western New York, with more than 14,000 employees, the company offers sustainably sourced products, while providing support for programs that eradicate hunger and disease, educate youth and reduce environmental waste and energy consumption.

For more information, visit topsmarkets.com.

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