The Fresh Market Promotes Crane to COO

Greensboro, N.C.-based The Fresh Market has promoted Sean Crane to EVP and COO. Crane will continue to report directly to Craig Carlock, president and CEO.

In his new role, Crane will be responsible for The Fresh Market’s store operations, merchandising and marketing functions. He most recently was the specialty grocery retailer’s SVP of store operations.

“We are excited about Sean’s promotion and his expanded leadership role. In a variety of positions and for over 11 years, Sean has contributed handsomely to our growth and our operating performance. He brings a tremendous understanding of our concept and values to this new position,” Carlock said.

Crane has more than 20 years of diverse retail experience. He joined The Fresh Market in 2000 as corporate controller and subsequently served as SVP of real estate and development.

The Fresh Market operates 111 stores in 21 states in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.

 

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