The Fresh Market has begun opening stores an hour earlier in an attempt to boost comparable-store sales and stay competitive with rivals Whole Foods Market and Sprouts Farmers Market. CONNECT WITH SN ON TWITTER Follow @SN_News for updates throughout the day. According to a recent research note from Sterne Agee analyst Chuck Grom, the majority of Fresh Market stores now open at 8 a.m. instead of 9 a.m., and stores on Sundays are staying open until 9 p.m. — an hour later than ...

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