COLUMBUS, GA - The Fresh Market® will expand its presence in the Southeast region next month with a new store in Columbus, Georgia, marking the company's tenth store in the state.
At its newest location at 1591 Bradley Park Drive in Columbus, the specialty grocer's full-service philosophy will incorporate unparalleled product selection and expert customer service in an inviting atmosphere.
The Fresh Market employs a team of friendly, well-trained professionals who pride themselves on providing the highest level of customer service to shoppers. Team members can often be found offering cooking advice or sharing their favorite tips to help customers create the perfect meal.
"We are excited to open our store in Columbus and to expand our reach in Georgia," said Craig Carlock, the company's president and chief executive officer. "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."
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11, and grand opening activities will include outdoor grilling, chef demonstrations, and food sampling throughout the store.
A reusable shopping bag and sample-sized bag of the company's gourmet coffee will be free to the first 1,000 customers.
In addition, customers attending the grand opening will be invited to enter into a drawing to win The Fresh Market Pantry. Valued at approximately $1,000, the Pantry is a collection of The Fresh Market's own TFM-branded favorites, including spices, stocks, pastas, pancake mixes, gourmet sauces, jams and more to fill the lucky winner's kitchen cupboard.
The new Columbus store will house over 22,500 square feet of culinary delights, including a bakery that produces 30 freshly baked breads and 14 different varieties of pie daily, a full service meat counter with freshly ground beef, a wide selection of ready-to-serve entrées, fresh seafood delivered to the store several times per week, and more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses, as well as a bountiful produce department with more than 400 items and a large organic selection.