New York -- The Fresh Market announced the resignation of Randy Kelley as SVP real estate and development. Kelley, who is leaving the grocer, to pursue a new business opportunity, will remain with the company through early spring.
“We are proud of the strong real estate strategy and disciplined processes he has instilled at The Fresh Market, which brought record store openings last year and allows us to enter fiscal 2013 with a full pipeline. The company will be well-served by the structure that Randy put in place, and we wish him the best as he starts his new real estate venture," commented Craig Carlock, president and CEO, The Fresh Market, Greensboro, N.C.
Rob Koch, the company's senior director of real estate, will oversee real estate activities, and Steve Showalter, the company's VP construction, will oversee development activities, while the company searches for a replacement.