ROGERS – The Fresh Market, Inc. is opening its second store in Arkansas. The new location, at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade, opens July 25.
The Rogers store will house over 20,700 square feet of shopping space, including a bakery that produces 30 freshly baked breads and 14 different pie varieties daily; a full-service meat counter with freshly ground beef, a wide selection of ready-to-serve entrées and fresh seafood delivered to the store several times per week; more than 200 imported and domestic cheeses; and a bountiful produce department with more than 400 items and a large organic selection.
“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,” Craig Carlock, the company’s president and chief executive officer, said in a press release Tuesday.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. on July 25. Grand opening activities will include chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store and drawings for The Fresh Market gift cards. A reusable shopping bag and sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee will be free to the first 1,000 customers.
The Fresh Market’s inviting atmosphere is reminiscent of old-world European markets, says Carlock. “Our customers enjoy shopping in an environment that appeals to all the senses. 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.”
The Fresh Market trades on the NASDAQ at TFM. More information about the company can be found at here.