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. Our 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 local market and on March 5, they opened The Fresh Market for business.

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We Inspire People to Make Everyday Eating Extraordinary > For more than 35 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. The Fresh Market is proud to provide our guests with a warm and inviting shopping experience in every community we serve.

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Today, with over 159 locations in 22 states, we are still committed to those values, while providing the ambience of a friendly local market and a unique shopping experience. Following the tradition of our original Greensboro location, guests are always welcomed with warm greetings and remarkable service. And we’re still bringing our guests tasty, fresh fare and effortlessly delicious meals every day.

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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