Margins Shrink at Fresh Market

GREENSBORO, N.C.The Fresh Market here last week said profits and sales were both up in double digits in the fiscal third quarter, although profit margins took a hit from inflation and costs for unopened locations.

The fast-growing chain, operating a far-flung network of small, upscale stores focused on perishables and specialty product, posted a 5.5% increase in comparable-store sa

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