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Tops Markets LLC has received the 2017 Western New York’s Healthiest Employers Award in the Extra Large (1,000-plus employees) Business category.
Wellness efforts led by Gail Marchese, Tops’ manager, benefits and wellness, and the grocer’s human resource team encourage employees to take part in a wide variety of programs to lead a healthier lifestyle. In addition to promoting healthy eating, associates are encouraged to stay active through such initiatives as the Tops Annual Well Weight Loss Challenge, Walking to Tops Program and the company’s annual participation in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. These programs, which launched in 2010, aim to empower associates and their families in regard to their health.
“At Tops, we take great pride in ensuring a healthy working environment for all of our employees,” noted Marchese. “We encourage involvement in companywide fitness challenges, health screenings, and provide numerous resources for our associates so that they can actively take charge of their health and well-being.”
The Western New York’s Healthiest Employers Award is an annual honor recognizing companies in the region that are committed to a healthy workplace via corporate wellness.
Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops operates 172 supermarkets, with five additional locations run by franchisees under the Tops banner. The grocer employs more than 16,000 associates and in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts.