Our story: Delivering a fresh take on grocery shopping for more than 35 years.

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On a crisp North Carolina spring day, back in 1982, a new kind of grocery store was created. The founders took their life savings and put it all into their dream: a fresh take on grocery shopping. They wanted to bring back the old-world charm of the market and on March 5, they opened The Fresh Market for business.

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Over the past 30 years we’ve made it our goal to set ourselves apart from the rest. Our founders wanted to create a space that focused on the value of supporting local growers and charities, while offering the freshest and most delicious foods possible. By providing our customers with a warm and inviting shopping experience, The Fresh Market is more than just a store – it’s part of a community.

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Today, with over 170 locations, we are still committed to those values, while providing the warmth of a friendly local market rather than an over-industrialized shopping experience. Following the tradition of our original Greensboro location, customers are always welcome with warm greetings and remarkable service. And just like that same store we still offer fresh foods with the highest quality at the best value.

Awards & Accolades

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2013 Best Bulk Foods Retailer

Our Story Awards FPO2

2013 Groceries Headquarters


2013 JDRF Director's Award

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2012 GDUSA American Package Competition

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