Albertsons Purchases Three The Fresh Market Stores, Rebranding to Tom Thumb

Albertsons Purchases Three The Fresh Market Stores, Rebranding to Tom Thumb

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, TX- The retail competition in North Texas is no joke. Between Whole Foods, H-E-B, and Aldi just to name a few, and companies like Trader’s Joe’s and Sprouts growing their footprint in the state, the supermarket landscape is continuing to heat up.

Within that landscape, Albertsons has purchased three of The Fresh Market stores in North Texas; two in Dallas and one in Fort Worth.

Dennis Bassler, President, Albertsons Southern Division“For the Wyle community, we think our Tom Thumb store is the best fit,” said Dennis Bassler, President of Albertsons Southern Division. “While the name on the outside of the store will change, the same store team that customers have grown to love will still be serving our store and we will be providing new offerings to our customers, like expanded organics, natural, and local products.”

These locations will undergo renovations and will reopen within the year. Albertsons will also rebrand an Albertsons store in Wylie with the Tom Thumb banner, with a deadline set for mid-October

The Fresh Market, had operated four North Texas stores before pulling out of the state after it was purchased by private equity firm Apollo Global Management.

The new converted Tom Thumb stores are located at the below sites:

  • 3878 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas
  • 7331 Gaston Ave., Dallas
  • 1751 River Run, Fort Worth

These stores will feature produce and deli sections, as well as sushi, pizza bars, and gourmet bakeries, with the Oak Lawn and Fort Worth locations housing Starbucks coffee bars.

“We are in a fortunate and unique position to be able to select from two exceptional store banners for the communities we serve in North Texas,” Bassler finished.  

The dynamic Texas retail market is definitely keeping us on our toes, so stay tuned as we bring you continued updates on the competitive retail landscape.

Albertsons Tom Thumb