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Tops Friendly Markets honored with Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award at the 8Th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts, was recently honored to be the recipient of the prestigious “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America Award.” This award is the highest, most-coveted distinction in the corporate wellness industry, with only 100 companies in the US earning such designation each year.On September 26, 2016, before 3,000 attendees from over 100 countries, Tops Friendly Markets was awarded this honor during the 8Th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress in Washington, D.C.

“At TOPS we take great pride in ensuring a healthy working environment for all of our employees. We encourage involvement in company-wide fitness challenges, health screenings, and provide numerous resources for our associates so that they can actively take charge of their health and well-being,” said Gail Marchese, Manager, Benefits and Wellness for Tops Friendly Markets.

“Employers across the country are making remarkable strides in worksite health and we’re excited to partner with the EHBC to highlight their successes at the Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress,” said Phil Daniels, co-founder of the Healthiest Employer Award Program.

To be considered for this honorable award, Tops was scored via a 1-100 metric that examines six critical elements of workplace wellness:

• Culture and leadership commitment
• Foundational components
• Annual planning
• Communications and marketing
• Programming and interventions
• Reporting and analysis

“We are proud to host the H100 Healthiest Employer Awards Ceremony to honor employers who are true pioneers in the corporate wellness industry and we are excited to have the opportunity to reward them for their dedication to employee wellness,” said Jonathan Edelheit, JD, President and CEO, The Corporate Health & Wellness Association.


The Healthiest Employers® is the nation’s leading worksite wellness recognition program, with participation from over 18,000 employers that represent 60 million employee lives. Through the Springbuk® health analytics platform, Healthiest Employer enables employers to unify health data, target engagement and improve outcomes in their population. Learn more at and


The EHBC is the annual conference for the Corporate Health & Wellness Association and is the largest employer conference in the world that is focused on wellness in the workplace. The 2017 EHBC will be taking place in Los Angeles, California, October 2 – 4, 2017. Attendance at the upcoming event will bring 2500+ industry professionals together for three days of networking, collaboration and education. The EHBC provides intense, advanced education through successful and practical case studies presented by the world’s leading employer groups. As a passionate industry change leader, the EHBC’s pursuit is to energize opportunity and increase professional advancement. Learn more at

For more information contact: Sarah Hunt, Education & Engagement Leader, Corporate Health & Wellness Association at or call: 561-204-3676


Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 172 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 16,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at


Kathy Romanowski


EPR Retail News