Tops Friendly Markets promotes Mark Lumadue to Vice President, Distribution

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, announced the promotion of Mark Lumadue to Vice President, Distribution. In this role, Lumadue will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations at the distribution centers including: Grocery, Perishable and Freezer Operations; Transportation and Logistics, Process Quality, and Facilities. Mark will develop and ensure the execution of long-term strategies in distribution operations.

Lumadue is a key Tops executive who previously served as Manager of Supply Chain and most recently as Director of Logistics. Prior to his employment with Tops, Lumadue held positions with Ahold USA and Fisher Price.

“Mark’s extensive knowledge in operations, vendor relations, and project management have already proven to be an asset to Tops,” said John Persons, president and chief operating officer for Tops Friendly Markets. “Mark was also instrumental in the success of the relocation of our frozen warehouse to a new facility in West Seneca this past August. He managed the team’s efforts to re-profile and label racking, install IT systems, and created a transition plan, all while ensuring that there was no lapse in service to our stores.”

A graduate of Medaille College, Lumadue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Mark resides in Williamsville, NY with his wife Susan and two sons.

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 www.topsmarkets.com.

Contact: 1-800-522-2522

Source: Tops Friendly Markets