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The Fresh Market Expands Greensboro, North Carolina, Headquarters

11/26/2019
The Fresh Market, a fresh-focused specialty food retailer, will invest $5.4 million to expand its headquarters operations in Greensboro, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 53 jobs.

The company is consolidating its corporate headquarters operations from two separate buildings and expanding into one new, modern location in downtown Greensboro.

“Greensboro has been our home for the past 37 years, and we are thrilled to be able to make a long-term commitment to staying in this community and be able to build on our vision,” said Larry Appel, President & CEO of The Fresh Market. “We are excited to be able to unite all of our headquarters team members in one building and provide them with as welcoming a place to work as it is for our guests to shop in our stores.”

A performance-based grant of $500,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help facilitate The Fresh Market’s expansion in Guilford County. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to qualify for payment.

All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments and any award is contingent upon that condition being met.

Partnering with the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina on this project were the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Guilford County, the City of Greensboro, the City of High Point, the High Point Economic Development Corp. and the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

“The Fresh Market has grown from a small one-store operation in Greensboro to being known in over 20 states as the best destination for curated product offerings and remarkable, friendly service,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland. “Our favorable business climate and strong workforce continue to enable companies of all sizes to find success here.”

“We’re proud that The Fresh Market has chosen to expand its operations at home in Greensboro, where the company began as a single store and continues to grow,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “In this week of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful to all the hardworking North Carolinians who make up our workforce and help us attract great paying jobs like these.”

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