Fresh Market Promotes Crane to COO

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Specialty retailer The Fresh Market [2] here on Thursday said it has promoted Sean Crane to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

He continues to report directly to Craig Carlock, president and chief executive officer. In his new role, Crane will be responsible for The Fresh Market's store operations, merchandising and marketing functions. He joined the company in 2000 as corporate controller and most was recently senior vice president, store operations.

"We are excited about Sean's promotion and his expanded leadership role," Carlock said. "In a variety of positions and for over 11 years, Sean has contributed handsomely to our growth and our operating performance."