Friday, January 18, 2013

Bountiful Fresh Market to close

The Fresh Market store in Bountiful will close in February and a nearby Dick’s Market will be remodeled in an attempt to attract more shoppers, owner Associated Food Stores said.

Associated will remodel the Dick’s Market at 2280 S. Orchard Drive immediately. It will stay open during the remodel, which should be finished in the spring. The Fresh Market store at 535 S. 200 West will close Feb. 9.

"We will be able to combine the best elements from Fresh Market with the exemplary offerings of Dick’s Market," Troy Thomas, vice president of Associated Retail Operations, said in a statement. "The combination of Fresh Market and our remodel at Dick’s Market will make our grocery store one of the finest in Davis County."

Most Fresh Market and Dick’s Market employees will keep their jobs, but there may be some reduction as a result of the consolidation, the company said. It estimated that as many as five workers may be laid off.

In March, Associated closed a Fresh Market supermarket in West Valley City. Salt Lake Tribune