The Fresh Market opened its 160th store in Palm Beach Gardens, FL totaling 47 locations in the Sunshine State.
A grand opening celebration featuring a “bread breaking” ceremony, vendor sampling, specialty presentations, giveaways, drawings, and more will be held on April 13 to officially welcome the Palm Beach Gardens guests to The Fresh Market, said the company in a press release.
Located at 4925 PGA Blvd in Mainstreet at Midtown, the 24,000 sq. Ft. store boasts a new sensory experience for its guests—a center store culinary kitchen and Roasting Plant Coffee. The specialty food supermarket chain said that customers now have an array of freshly prepared delicacies in front of them – from a barbeque, roasts, brick-oven pizza, made-to-order smoothies, sandwiches, salads, sushi, and tacos.
All items are created with distinct flavors, fresh ingredients, and recipes uniquely developed by The Fresh Market.
Clients can also enjoy a selection of the highest-grade specialty coffee in the world, roasted to perfection in the store throughout the day. This in-store experience is similar to the innovative layout of the company’s flagship store in Greensboro, NC, which reopened last fall.
“We’re proud to join the Palm Beach Gardens community and provide guests with an inspired, unique shopping experience that will pique the interest of food lovers,” stated Jason Potter, CEO of The Fresh Market. “Our merchandising team has been working closely with Florida farmers and suppliers for the freshest produce and favorite guest items, and our center store culinary kitchen with fresh sushi and menu favorites like barbeque and brick-oven pizza, will certainly be able to answer the age-old question, ‘what’s for dinner tonight?'”
The Fresh Market offers the highest quality meat and seafood, and the new Palm Beach Gardens store boasts both! The specialty grocery store will offer dry-aging upon request for preferred cuts, providing its customers with an optimum product with superior taste and tenderness. Provided by The Fresh Market’s own fish houses, and locally sourced, a selection of whole or fresh-cut fish, shellfish, and live lobster will be available. Upon request, the store will steam guests’ seafood selection in-store providing the convenience of a fully cooked meal to go.
The Palm Beach Gardens store will have close to 100 local items in the produce department that are from about 15-20 area farms on opening week. In addition, the produce department will offer many more local items throughout the season from close to 50 farmers—and that list is constantly growing.
Potter added, “For 40 years, The Fresh Market continues to offer a European market atmosphere with a show of fresh-cut flowers when entering the store, aromas of the freshest brewed coffee, a specially curated selection of produce and groceries to choose from, and greetings from the friendliest employees. We believe this store will soon become the “go-to” destination for people in the Palm Beach area to help make their everyday meals extraordinary!”
The Fresh Market was selected as the “Best Supermarket in America” by USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 and 2021, “America’s Best Customer Service 2021” by Newsweek and Statista, and a top 5 most trusted grocery retail brand for specialty and natural/organic foods in the 2022 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards. Currently operates 160 stores in 22 states across the U.S.