GREENSBORO, N.C. — Stock in The Fresh Market here slid to a 52-week low after the fast-growing company reported lackluster sales growth in the fourth quarter. “Though we executed well in the fourth quarter, we experienced a sudden slowdown in customer traffic and resultant comparable-store sales that were consistent across our network,” said Craig Carlock, president and chief executive officer. “These effects were most pronounced during the holidays, and our ...
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