Hank’s Gourmet Beverages Gets Friendly with TOPS Friendly Markets

Hank’s Gourmet Beverages partners Tony Salvatore and Tom Barreca (2nd right, far left) thank TOPS Friendly Markets Category Business Manager Joe Mailhot (2nd left) at a recent new products showcase staged by this leading New England-based supermarket chain in Buffalo, N.Y. Hank’s will be launching its acclaimed line of craft sodas, including its renowned Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer, as part of a new seasonal program that loads into TOPS stores in late Spring.

TOPS Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and currently operates 169 full-service supermarkets along with an additional five supermarkets operated by franchisees under the TOPS banner. TOPS is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont.

Arising out of a family beverage business founded 60 years ago in Philadelphia, Hank’s was at the forefront of the craft carbonated soft drink boom when it introduced its much-loved Hank’s Gourmet Root Beer in 1995 – a product that uses a local recipe to remind proud Philadelphians of their city’s heritage as the birthplace of Root Beer. A favorite of hip gourmet food devotees, soda fanatics and critics at prestigious media outlets like Eater, Grub Street and the Los Angeles Times, Hank’s Root Beer is the anchor flavor in an offering that has grown to include Diet Root Beer, Orange Cream, Grape, Birch Beer, Vanilla Cream and Wishniak Black Cherry. This line-up reinforces Hank’s authentic, quality-driven image with upscale, award-winning packaging. For more info: visit www.hanksbeverages.net

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