The Fresh Market Inc (TFM) Follows Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)

Leveraging proven strategies

In conclusion, The Fresh Market Inc (NASDAQ:TFM) is early in its growth cycle, but has been smart enough to leverage proven strategies that have paid off handsomely for larger competitors. The company has also just started penetrating the Western states, such as the health conscious markets of California, Colorado, and Oregon.

For those that missed out on Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM)’ stock appreciation from $3 per share in 1992 to nearly $105 per share today, Fresh Market may provide a second opportunity with its strong margins and reasonable valuation. The company reports first quarter 2013 earnings on May 29 and its stock is poised to move higher on strong results.

Julian Willis has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends The Fresh Market and Whole Foods Market. The Motley Fool owns shares of Whole Foods Market.

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