GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Fresh Market is entering Texas for the first time by taking over four locations of pioneering specialty grocer Rice Epicurean Markets. The companies last week said they agreed to a deal in which The Fresh Market would assume the leases of four of Rice’s stores in greater Houston and renovate the stores before reopening them under The Fresh Market banner next year. Rice, the 75-year-old family-run specialty grocer, would continue to operate one store ...

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