Company Press Release
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts is pleased to announce the hire of Lorenzo Grooms. Lorenzo, who has joined the TOPS team in the role of director of warehouse operations, comes to TOPS after holding various leadership positions within Giant Eagle and Sysco International Food Group. At Giant Eagle he held the position of operations manager for fourteen years, and was most recently the director of operations at Sysco. He brings a wealth of experience working within a union environment and with collective bargaining agreements, as well as with process improvement, safety, and staff development.
In his new role, Lorenzo will lead all functions relating to warehouse operations in the Grocery, Perishable, and Frozen Distribution Centers including developing and implementing initiatives to enhance associate morale; team performance in the execution of optimum store service; delivery of results in key financial metrics, staffing, selection/receiving accuracy and throughput; and improving the supply chain and efficiency to the stores.
Lorenzo holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from Bradley University, in Peoria, Illinois. Before moving to Depew, NY where he resides with his significant other, Amber, and their three daughters, Lorenzo was a resident of Lakeland, Florida.
About Tops Friendly Markets Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 173 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 15,000 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.