In what is being called "part of a long-term leadership strategy," Tops Markets has named John Persons as president and chief operating officer. Frank Curci will continue to serve as CEO and board chairman.
Persons has been with Tops for more than 30 years, most recently serving as an executive vice president. He has also been a board director of the company since 2013, and was part of the management team, led by Curci, which bought out Tops from its previous owner.
In his new role, Persons will oversee all store operations in Tops' three-state geographic footprint.