The first location of the natural and organic startup Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened its doors in Mount Prospect, Ill., on April 23. The Phoenix-based chain, founded by veterans of Sunflower Farmers Market, intends to open up to 60 locations throughout the Midwest in the coming five years. In Mount Prospect, hundreds of shoppers gathered outside for the early morning opening. CEO Chris Sherrill, who served the same role at Sunflower until that chain merged with Sprouts Farmers Market, was ...

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