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Fact Sheet – The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market Fact Sheet

The Fresh Market was founded with one simple goal in mind: to bring friends, family, and neighbors high-quality perishable products in a warm and friendly atmosphere with a high level of customer service.

Our History

  • The Fresh Market was founded by Ray and Beverly Berry
  • The first Fresh Market store opened in Greensboro, N.C. on March 5, 1982

Our Environment

  • The Fresh Market is reminiscent of old-world European markets
  • Our store environments appeal to all the senses to create the feel of several “fresh” markets all under one roof.

Our Company

  • The Fresh Market is family owned and privately held
  • The Fresh Market is an equal opportunity employer
  • There are 99 Fresh Market stores across 19 states
  • Plans for expansion into more states are underway

Our 100th Store

  • On June 20, 2020, The Fresh Market will open their 100th store
  • The 100th store will be located in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • This store is the 24th Fresh Market location in Florida
  • The St. Petersburg store will create 90 new jobs for local workers
  • The Fresh Market in St. Petersburg is a 22,000 square foot store