Our Story

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1OUR HISTORY

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.

2OUR MISSION

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.

3OUR PROMISE

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

Our Story Award FPO 1

2013 Best Bulk Foods Retailer

Our Story Awards FPO2

2013 Groceries Headquarters

Our Story Awards FPO3

2013 JDRF Director's Award

Our Story Awards FPO4

2012 GDUSA American Package Competition

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