Greensboro, N.C. -- The Fresh Market Inc. grew net income, same-store sales and net sales during first quarter 2013. Net income rose 14% to $22.1 million, from $19.3 million in the prior year.
Net sales jumped 13% to $366.6 million.
“We were pleased to see our business and customer traffic improve in the first quarter,” said Fresh Market president and CEO Craig Carlock. “New store development remains on track and our solid results give us confidence as we assess customer behavior and our outlook for the balance of the year.”
During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, the company opened two new stores in Charlottesville, Va., and Aiken, S.C. As of April 28, 2013, the company operated 131 stores in 25 states.