Fresh Market Plans to Issue IPO

GREENSBORO, N.C. The Fresh Market revealed ambitious expansion plans and for the first time, provided a glimpse into its finances in its filing for an initial public offering with federal regulators last week. The specialty retailer here said it hopes to raise $345 million in a public sale of stock on the NASDAQ exchange. The funds would help aid expansion for the 95-store retailer, which said it

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Fresh Market revealed ambitious expansion plans — and for the first time, provided a glimpse into its finances — in its filing for an initial public offering with federal regulators last week.

The specialty retailer here said it hopes to raise $345 million in a public sale of stock on the NASDAQ exchange. The funds would help aid expansion for the 95-store retailer, which said it could grow to as many as 500 stores in the U.S.

The IPO comes two ye

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