The Fresh Market Appoints COO

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The Fresh Market Appoints COO


The Fresh Market Inc. has promoted Sean Crane to the position of EVP and and COO. Crane, whose most recent role was SVP-store operations for the Greensboro, N.C.-based specialty grocer, will continue to report directly to President and CEO Craig Carlock. As EVP and COO, Crane will oversee The Fresh Market's store operations, merchandising and marketing functions.

“In a variety of positions and for over 11 years, Sean has contributed handsomely to our growth and our operating performance,” said Carlock. “He brings a tremendous understanding of our concept and values to this new position.”

Crane has more than 20 years of diverse retail experience. He joined The Fresh Market in 2000 as corporate controller, rose to become SVP-real estate and development, and has held the position of SVP-store operations for the past five years.

The Fresh Market operates 111 stores in 21 states in the Southeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and Northeast.