Mark Carroll Joins The Fresh Market
GREENSBORO, NC - It is exciting times around the fresh produce industry. Already this year, 2017 has brought us a month of change and promise with new products, promotions, initiatives, and expansions, across the fresh produce industry. Adding to the new year’s excitement is Mark Carroll, former Senior Director of Purchasing and Merchandising for Produce and Floral for Gelson's Markets, who recently joined The Fresh Market as the new Vice President of Merchandising for Produce and Floral.
Mark took a moment to speak with me about this recent move and what drew him into The Fresh Market fold.
“The Fresh Market has a reputation of offering delicious, fresh food and an inspiring shopping experience to its guests,” Mark shared with me. “The company has a great program that offers the best quality produce as well as supporting local farmers, so I’m excited to maintain the commitment of curating the best selection of fresh produce from varying regions—including local and organic farms.”
Mark officially assumed the position with The Fresh Market just shy of two weeks ago on Jan 16, 2017.
“At The Fresh Market, I am lucky to be working with a great Produce and Floral team, and we’ll be looking to add and expand on new and unique items for our customers to experience while they shop with us,” Mark added.
The industry veteran brings a range of insights and experiences to his new role, learning from some of the very best retailers in the business including Randalls/Tom Thumb, Safeway, and Whole Foods Market in Texas, and Gelson’s Markets in California.
Please take a moment to congratulate Mark with me, on his new role with The Fresh Market, and the exciting road ahead!