Fresh Market profit edges up in Q1, to open 12-14 stores

Greensboro, N.C. -- The Fresh Market reported Thursday that net income for the quarter ended May 1 rose to $13.5 million, compared with $12.2 million in the year-ago quarter.

Sales increased 10% to $264.5 million and same-store sales increased 4.1%.

During the first quarter, the retailer opened one new store in Peachtree City, Ga., bringing the current store count to 101. Fresh Market said it expects to open 12 to 14 new stores during fiscal 2011.
 

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