The Fresh Market unveils enhanced shopping experience at Columbia grand opening April 26

The Fresh Market unveils enhanced shopping experience at Columbia grand opening April 26

Celebrations include giveaways, sampling, promotions and more

Monday, April 17, 2017 — The Fresh Market guests will discover a refreshed look at the specialty grocer’s new Columbia store on Wednesday, April 26, as the company reveals an enhanced shopping experience that stays true to its roots in offering a curated selection of fresh, delicious food with friendly service – but re-imagines the neighborhood market as a weekly destination where guests can now find an increased selection of inspiring meal solutions, local products, health-conscious items – and now, everyday grocery classics alongside the specialty grocer’s quality, signature items. Signage throughout the store will clearly designate departments, guide those shopping with dietary restrictions or food allergies, highlight organic products and inspire shoppers to explore new tastes.

The specialty grocer is proud to support the communities it serves and will feature produce from South Carolina farmers including blueberries from Cossaw Farms in St. Helena Island. The Fresh Market is also committed to giving back at a local level in each community where the company does business. The new Columbia store will partner with and provide regular food donations to Harvest Hope Food Bank. 

On Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 a.m., The Fresh Market invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of its second Columbia store, the company’s ninth store in the state of South Carolina and 179th store.

WHO:                  
The Fresh Market
, a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing fresh, delicious food with friendly service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. From seasonally fresh produce to exceptional quality meat and seafood, signature baked goods and thousands of organic options, The Fresh Market is dedicated to offering guests the most delicious ingredients and inspiring meal solutions.

WHERE:              
The Fresh Market

10286 Two Notch Road
Columbia, S.C. 29229     

WHAT/WHEN:                
Columbia Grand Opening

The Fresh Market’s grand opening activities will begin Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 a.m. and run through Sunday, May 7 with chef demonstrations, in-store sampling, live entertainment, special deals and giveaways. 

Wednesday, April 26

  • Ribbon cutting with the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce with live music featuring Lonesome Ryde Bluegrass Band
  • FREE meal for four from The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal program for the first 50 guests in line
  • FREE reusable shopping bags for the first 1,000 guests
  • Cooking demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal
  • Grilling demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s gourmet beef burgers and Italian sausages
  • Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from Stonewall Kitchen, Earth & Vine Provisions, World of Chia and Republic of Tea
  • “Cracking of the Parmesan,” featuring a 75-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, which is known worldwide as the “King of Italian Cheeses”

Thursday, April 27 – Friday, April 28

  • Cooking demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s Little Big Meal
  • Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from the bakery department

Saturday, April 29

  • FREE 16-ounce bag of The Fresh Market’s Organic Blue Tortilla Chips and a 16-ounce jar of its signature “Nom Nom” medium salsa for the first 50 guests
  • Celebratory mini cupcake sampling from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Grilling demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s gourmet beef burgers and Italian sausages
  • Cooking demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal
  • Food sampling throughout the store, including Republic of Tea, Hubbard Peanuts and Tessemae’s Dressings
  • Live music featuring Lonesome Ryde Bluegrass Band

Sunday, April 30

  • Chef demonstrations featuring Crab Cakes and White Bean Chili
  • Food sampling throughout the store, including Coco-Roons and Earthbound Farms

Friday, May 5

  • Cooking demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal
  • Food sampling throughout the store, including favorites from the bakery department

Saturday, May 6

  • Grilling demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s gourmet beef burgers and Italian sausages
  • Cooking demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal
  • Live music featuring Lonesome Ryde Bluegrass Band

Sunday, May 7

  • Cooking demonstrations featuring The Fresh Market’s signature Little Big Meal
  • Food sampling throughout the store including favorites from the bakery department 

MORE INFO:    
For more information, please visit thefreshmarket.com and The Fresh Market on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.