About Us

Tops Market was founded in 1951 by the Topshe family. For three decades, they offered the very best in service and quality. In 1980, John Salerno purchased the business. Over the past 30 years, the store doubled in size and pursued new areas in food retailing. We offered the first in-store bakery, the first rewards program that did away with coupon clipping, and one of the first in-store catering programs.

At Tops Market, you get the big supermarket savings without feeling like a number. With our weekly specials, double coupons, and the freshest meat and produce you can find locally, Tops gives you what you want, when you want it – with the buying power of 4,000 stores worldwide! And with your Tops Power Savings Club Card, you get special discounts on every purchase. You also get cash rewards that require no coupon or minimum purchase. Our competitors can’t touch our rewards program.

Although much has changed since 1980, our commitment to quality and service has not. We pride ourselves on being a small town store with big city ideas. We were recognized in 1998 as a Four Star Store by IGA, one of the highest awards a supermarket can receive.

We have continually supported the local community through our various philanthropic activities. Tops has been a generous and faithful supporter of multiple organizations over the years:

  • Southington YMCA
  • Bread for Life
  • Southington Social Services
  • United Way of Southington
  • Southington Educational Foundation
  • Rotary Club of Southington
  • The Calvanese Foundation

We’re big on a national level, but we’re even bigger on being a local. Come down and visit us and see what a supermarket should really be. We invite you to experience a superior shopping experience in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. At Tops, we are large enough to serve you – yet small enough to know you. Quality your reminder that we’re TOPS!!