The Fresh Market Names Randall A. Young Senior Vice President Real Estate and Development

GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Fresh Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:TFM), a high growth specialty retailer of high quality food products, today announced the appointment of Randall A. Young as its Senior Vice President Real Estate and Development effective September 30. Mr. Young, 56, will oversee the Company's real estate and development functions including market strategy development, site selection, store design, construction, store relocations and renovations.

"Randy is a great addition to our senior leadership team and brings a strong real estate background and deep knowledge of site development with growth-oriented retailers," said Craig Carlock, President and Chief Executive Officer. "With more than 30 years of experience in real estate development, Randy's broad corporate experience and deep industry relationships are a great fit as The Fresh Market executes on its aggressive national store growth strategy."

Mr. Young most recently served as Vice President, Real Estate at Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items. Prior to Advance Auto Parts, Mr. Young was Managing Vice President of Site Acquisition and Development at Cedarwood Development, Inc., President of Real Estate at Clear Channel Entertainment, and held a variety of real estate and construction roles at McDonald's Corporation.

Mr. Young earned his Jurus Doctor at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University.

About The Fresh Market, Inc.

Founded in 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. is a specialty grocery retailer focused on providing high-quality products in a unique and inviting atmosphere with a high level of customer service. As of September 9, 2013, the Company operates 140 stores in 26 states across the United States. For more information, please visit www.thefreshmarket.com.

CONTACT: Investor Relations (336) 615-8065 investorrelations@thefreshmarket.comSource:The Fresh Market