The Fresh Market is making an entry into three new states later this month: New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Kansas. The New Hampshire and Oklahoma stores will open June 27, while the Kansas store will open June 20.
The Bedford, N.H., store at 79 South River Rd. will be 21,300 s.f. It will bring 90 new jobs to the area. The Tulsa, Okla., store at 8015 South Yale Ave. will be 24,700 s.f. It also will bring 90 new jobs to the area. The Wichita, Kan., store in the Bradley Fair shopping center on Rock Road at 21st will be 22,400 s.f. It will bring 90 new jobs to the area.
Each grand opening will include numerous celebratory activities.
“We are excited to open our stores in Bedford, Tulsa and Wichita and to expand our reach into New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Kansas,” said Craig Carlock, the Greensboro, N.C.-based company’s president and CEO. “We look forward to introducing The Fresh
Market’s concept of quality perishables, excellent customer service and a unique atmosphere to an expanded customer base, and we look forward to offering neighboring communities a rewarding new food shopping experience.”
The Fresh Market’s inviting atmosphere is reminiscent of old-world European markets, Carlock added.
“Our customers enjoy shopping in an environment that appeals to all the senses,” he said. “The smell of freshly brewed coffee and bread right out of the oven, the sound of classical music, soft lighting with antique décor in an intimate setting, and the ability to select and taste fresh, high-quality products all work together to create surroundings where customers are encouraged to experience the food.”
Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market is a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level of customer service. The company currently operates 116 stores in 21 states, located in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, with plans for continued expansion throughout the country.
The featured photo at top courtesy of The Wichita Eagle.