Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Announces Grand Opening of Milwaukee Store
Midwest Specialty Retailer Expansion Efforts Continue with the Opening of First Wisconsin Store
MILWAUKEE (May 23, 2016) – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, a rapidly growing Midwest specialty retailer focused on healthy and organic products and groceries, will open its first Wisconsin store in Milwaukee’s North End (470 E Pleasant Street) on Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00 a.m. On Wednesday morning, the first 250 shoppers in line will receive a free tote bag filled with unique Fresh Thyme offerings. On Tuesday, June 7 at 3:45pm, the store will hold a ribbon cutting and firkin tapping ceremony with prominent city officials including Mayor Tom Barrett and Alderman Nik Kovac as well as Lakefront Brewery owner, Russ Klisch.
“We’re thrilled to be opening our first store in Wisconsin and to fill a much needed gap in downtown Milwaukee. We love the city and look forward to serving the community,” Fresh Thyme CEO Chris Sherrell said. “The Fresh Thyme mission is to service our customers like family and to offer healthy good food at really good prices.”
As part of the planned grand opening celebration, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has scheduled a variety of family-friendly events on-site with local partners. To kick off the week, Fresh Thyme will host a Family Festival and Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, June 4 in front of the store. There will be a cookout, live music, face painting and more.
Fresh Thyme is passionate about their connections to the local community, from stocking local products and produce to hiring local residents and partnering with non-profit efforts that benefit the residents. To further express its commitment to the Milwaukee community and as part of its ongoing Cultivate Community initiative, Fresh Thyme will be donating 5% of store profits generated on Tuesday, June 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
Fresh Thyme has filled 100 full-time and part-time positions for the Milwaukee store. Local residents seeking employment opportunities are encouraged to view existing openings by visiting freshthyme.com/careers.
About Fresh Thyme
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, and health supplement products. Fresh Thyme continues its rapid Midwest expansion with scheduled openings in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa and other new markets. Learn more at freshthyme.com. Keep in touch by liking us at facebook.com/freshthymefarmersmarkets and following us at twitter.com/freshthymefm or instagram.com/freshthyme/