Make TOPS Your Career Destination!

TOPS Friendly Markets is a leading regional supermarket chain based in Williamsville, NY, and operating over 150 stores throughout New York, Northern Pennsylvania and Northern Vermont.

When you join our family you are well on your way to making TOPS your career destination. Want to know more?

With a multitude of in-store positions and opportunities for growth into a management career or corporate office support position, there are a variety of paths you can take to further your career with us.

Store Team Opportunities

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TOPS offers a variety of opportunities for part and full time employment at our numerous stores throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont. Whether you're interested in becoming a cashier, stock clerk, bakery or deli clerk, meat cutter, or even department manager, there are opportunities at a store near you.

In-Store Departments

Our hundreds of stores offer numerous job opportunities in a variety of departments:

Cashier/Front End

Our cashiers and front end staff are in the unique position of being the final point of contact with our customers and having the opportunity to leave a lasting impression. If you enjoy interacting with people, apply for a front-end position today!


At TOPS, we pride ourselves with bringing our customers a wide variety of the freshest fruits and crispiest vegetables from fields and orchards near and far. We are especially proud to partner with local growers in our market areas to bring the highest quality homegrown produce to our shelves. If you love fruits and vegetables and want to help our customers discover the best we have to offer, apply for a position in our Produce department!


In our Floral department, we strive to offer our customers a variety of seasonal flowers and plants, as well as bouquets, arrangements and gift baskets perfect for any occasion. If you think you'd enjoy applying your creativity and design skills, apply for the Floral department today!


At TOPS, we feel one of the biggest benefits we offer our customers is fresh meat, cut in-store by real butchers every day. We offer 100% USDA choice beef, as well as a wide variety of other meat choices. In addition, our Seafood department offers the best selection of fish, shrimp and shellfish, including Wild Alaska seafood.

If you are skilled in meat cutting, or have a passion for the health benefits that seafood can provide, apply for a position in one of our Meat or Seafood departments!


If you're interested in bringing our customers the fresh-baked goodness of breads, rolls, cookies and muffins, or preparing the perfect cake or pie for a special occasion, then the Bakery is the place for you!


From Deli meats and cheeses, to signature salads, to specialty cheese and prepared foods, the Deli/Carry-Out-Café is the go-to destination for our customers' meals and party planning needs. If you enjoy serving customers one on one, the Deli/Carry-Out-Café may be where you belong!


Our grocery aisles are the heart of each of our stores. We pride ourselves with providing our customers the best mix of national brands and private label brands at great prices. We also like to showcase our weekly specials with creative, themed displays and end caps. If this sounds like something you'd enjoy, apply for the grocery department today!

General Merchandise/Health and Beauty Care

Whether it's beauty and personal care products, health and nutritional items, household items, or the latest in seasonal products, the GM/HBC department is the destination for all of these needs. If you have an interest in helping to provide our customers with a "one-stop-shopping" experience, apply today for GM/HBC.


Our Dairy and Frozen departments round out our customers' shopping experience by providing a wide variety of choices of refrigerated dairy and frozen items. Whether it's milk, eggs, yogurt, juices or frozen entrées, vegetables, or ice cream, Dairy/Frozen is the place to find it. Apply today.

Distribution & Transportation Opportunities

By becoming a member of our Distribution team, you'll be playing a critical role in supplying our stores with the products they need to meet our customers' needs. Whether you become a selector at our Grocery and Perishable Distribution Center in Lancaster, NY or our Frozen Distribution Center in Cheektowaga, NY, or a Driver on our Transportation team, you'll be providing essential support to our network of stores.

NOW HIRING! Immediate openings for Warehouse Selectors starting at $13.60/hr! Apply Below.

Selectors and Driver Positions

*Please note, you must be at least 18 years of age to apply

Warehouse Supervision and Clerical Positions

*Please note, you must be at least 18 years of age to apply

Store Management Careers

If you love working with people, thrive in a fast-paced environment and the idea of being responsible for the profitability of your own piece of our business excites you, then a store management position may be the perfect fit!

We're looking for candidates with these qualifications:
  • Previous retail management experience preferred
  • College degree preferred
  • Knowledge of the supermarket industry is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions and provide effective leadership in a fast-paced environment
As a member of one of our management teams, you'll be responsible for the day-to-day operations of one of our stores, including:
  • Merchandising
  • Driving sales and profits
  • Local community involvement
  • Motivating and developing your team
  • Modeling excellent customer service and leading the store team to provide a friendly, neighborhood store and shopping experience for customers

We have management positions available in each of the key operational areas of our stores and a formal Store Management Training Program to provide you the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in your new role.*

As your management career progresses towards Store Manager, you'll move through each of these key areas, with a customized training program at each step, in order to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge base and experience total store operations.**

Hover your cursor over the following chart to learn more about store management teams:

*Your previous experience may be taken into account when determining where in the program you'll begin.

**Not every store will have the full management team above. Management structure is based on store size and sales volume.

Corporate Office Careers

Corporate Office Support

Our stores are the lifeblood of our business and our store associates and management play a critical role in our business. But beyond the aisles and shelves where our customers shop each day, there are a variety of functions happening behind the scenes to help keep them running smoothly. From Accounting and Finance, to Category Management, Pricing and Information Technology, a variety of support departments exist at our corporate offices to ensure that our stores are always open and ready for business.

Our many support departments include:
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Field Support
  • Category Management/Merchandising
  • Human Resources
  • Community Relations
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Marketing and Sales Development
  • Corporate Development, Construction and Legal
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Supply Chain and Distribution Support


A Changing Profession

At TOPS Pharmacy we know that our industry is changing. Pharmacy is no longer a volume driven business, it's now a service based business. At TOPS our goal is to help people stay healthy. We are passionate about assisting patients in making good choices about their health and ensuring that they are taking their medications correctly. It's not just about filling prescriptions anymore!

Our Services

Are you passionate about patient centered care? You've come to the right place! Beyond prescription filling, we also provide our patients with services such as administering vaccinations and medication therapy management. We encourage our patients to participate in adherence programs such as our Ready Refill or Medsync programs. Our $3.99 prescription discount program shows that we are true to the company vision of being "Your Friendly Neighborhood Store That Has What You Want, While Saving You Time and Money."

Our Locations & Benefits

TOPS Pharmacy has over 50 locations across New York State and Western PA, with our headquarters in Williamsville, NY. Our compensation and benefits packages are among the best in the industry. Working as a pharmacist at TOPS is not just a job, but a career. Just ask some of our pharmacists about their careers with TOPS Pharmacy!

Student Internships

Our Internship Program

TOPS Friendly Markets offers students the opportunity to enhance their education by getting on-the-job experience in one of our Corporate Office departments through our student internship program. Internships may be available in areas such as merchandising, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources, information technology or community relations. Internships are unpaid and completed for college course credit.

If you are interested in pursuing an internship with Tops, please submit a cover letter and resume to

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