Chris Sherrell is president and
CEO of Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, which is making its way
MILWAUKEE Ė Fresh Thyme
Farmers Market is planning to open stores in Brookfield
and Milwaukee in 2015.
On Tuesday, the Phoenix-based retailer announced itís
opening 23 stores in the next three years. The first of
its 23 stores will open in April in Mt. Prospect, Ill.
The company said it will open stores in Brookfield and
Milwaukee but did not disclose specific locations.
Lease agreements havenít been finalized yet, the
specialty grocer said.
According to Fresh Thyme, each store will be between
24,000 and 28,000 square feet and will offer healthy and
organic value-priced offerings. The stores feature
locally sourced produce sections.
"Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets will be a completely new
grocery format for the Midwest," said Chris Sherrell,
president and CEO. "We've taken the experience of an
outdoor farmers market and combined it with the
convenience of a full-service grocery store. Shoppers
will enjoy value priced natural and organic items
throughout our store, making healthy food more
attainable to the masses. Our markets answer the
Midwest's demand for fresh, healthy, natural and organic
food, all at great prices, in a convenient and inviting