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The fresh food market is taking Lakewood Ranch’s dining scene to the next level with its newest store

Fresh specialty store opens 162nd store

GREENSBORO, NC–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Fresh Market, Inc. today opened its newest store in Lakewood Ranch, FL, the specialty retailer’s first store in the city and the 48th in Florida. With a convenient location at 11525 SR 70 E, the new 24,034-square-foot store aims to delight the community with a curated shopping journey.

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The Fresh Market opened its 162nd store on April 24, 2024 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  (Photo: The Fresh Market)

The Fresh Market opened its 162nd store on April 24, 2024 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. (Photo: The Fresh Market)

A beautiful new store

The new store in Lakewood Ranch will offer full-service produce, deli, meat, seafood, bakery and floral departments featuring the highest quality ingredients that guests of The Fresh Market have come to know and love – in addition to a variety of specialty products, including wine and cheese.

It will also include the following:

  • Restaurant-quality offerings in store, including:

    • Home-smoked pit BBQ with fresh brisket, ribs and pork. The Fresh Market smokes its brisket overnight over locally sourced wood for a minimum of 12 hours.

    • Hot and fresh pizza.

    • Large variety of salads, olive bar and soup station.

  • Full and self-serve coffee stations with a variety of beverage options.

  • Coffee café bar adjacent to the full and self-serve station, offering iced and hot coffee, lattes, mochas and hot teas from Republic of Tea, in addition to roasted beans from The Fresh Market available for purchase.

  • Fresh breakfast and pastries in the coffee area, along with fresh smoothies.

  • Wide variety of bakery dessert options in our brand new bakery walk-around case.

  • An extensive selection of craft beers with local offerings.

  • Indoor and outdoor seating where guests can enjoy coffee, meals and meetings with friends.

“Our new store in Lakewood Ranch offers more than just fresh food; it’s a place to have coffee with friends, enjoy a slice of Hot & Fresh pizza or try a new smoothie,” said Jason Potter, CEO. “With a full-service coffee station and a variety of prepared options, The Fresh Market is the place for quick bites, dinner solutions and everyday occasions. We are excited to be part of this community and bring the best of The Fresh Market to Lakewood Ranch, Florida.”

Embracing community

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 500 guests received a custom Lakewood Ranch shopping bag. In addition, a “bread breaking ceremony,” vendor sampling, special presentations, giveaways, live music performed by award-winning international concert cellist Steve Kramer and a check presentation to Feeding Tampa Bay were held to officially welcome Lakewood Ranch guests to The Fresh Markt.

Nearly 1 million people in West Central Florida face food insecurity, with 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children lacking consistent access to nutritious meals. To commemorate its growing partnership with Feeding Tampa Bay, a vital organization working to alleviate hunger in the region, The Fresh Market presented a check for $2,000. This contribution highlights The Fresh Market’s commitment to supporting the communities it serves through local Feeding America® food bank partners. The Lakewood Ranch location will become the ninth Fresh Market store to provide weekly food donations to Feeding Tampa Bay, strengthening the Food Bank’s efforts to feed those facing hunger, in collaboration with its network of more than 400 partners across the country area.

Reward loyalty

Guests can sign up and start saving with The Fresh Market’s The Ultimate Loyalty Experience. Participating is free and only takes a few seconds! Members of the program can take advantage of auto-loaded and curated members-only loyalty offers, digital coupons and “The Club Hub” purchase frequency programs, which allow guests to earn free items or dollars on favorite items (e.g., cheese and coffee clubs). ), and a free slice of The Ultimate Birthday Cake during the member’s birthday month.

The new store is open seven days a week, with hours from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can also shop online and enjoy pickup or home delivery through The Fresh Market’s website or mobile app.* The store will be offering special offers and promotions in the coming weeks in celebration of the grand opening.

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About The Fresh Market, Inc.

Voted “Best Supermarket in America” by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards in 2023, 2022 and 2021, “America’s Best Customer Service 2021” by Newsweek and Statista and a Top 5 Most Trusted Supermarket Brand for Specialty and Natural/Organic food in the BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards 2022, The Fresh Market helps guests discover the best with time-saving meal solutions, unique ingredients and delicious food for every occasion. From fresh produce and exceptional meat and seafood to signature pastries and thousands of organic options: the specialty store has something for everyone. The Fresh Market currently operates 161 stores in 22 states across the U.S. and inspires guests to discover new flavors and cook with confidence. For more information, visit www.thefreshmarket.com or follow the company on Facebook, TweetInstagram, TikTok and Pinterest.

Patrick Molnar

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Source: The Fresh Market, Inc.