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The Fresh Market to Close 15 Stores Nationwide, Including Seven in Southeast

In the Southeast, The Fresh Market will close locations in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Fresh Market Inc. announced this week that it will close 15 stores nationwide, including seven in the Southeast. The impacted stores were selected after an analysis of overall growth and long-term financial performance, according to the Greensboro-based grocer.

“Over the last eight months, our company has been executing a turnaround plan and we’ve seen great progress,” said Larry Appel, CEO of The Fresh Market, in a statement. “However, for a variety of reasons unique to each retail location, that progress is not evenly distributed and, as a result, we have decided to close these long-term, underperforming stores.”

In the Southeast, The Fresh Market will close locations in Atlanta and Snellville, Ga.; Louisville, Ky.; Charlotte, N.C.; Hendersonville, Tenn.; and Winchester and Charlottesville, Va. Other affected locations are located throughout Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire and Wisconsin. The stores will close over the next two to four weeks.

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