Retail & Financial. Earth Fare's new leadership team plans to reopen eight locations of the natural grocery store over the next few months. All Earth Fare stores, including one in Williamsburg, set to close their doors In an interview Wednesday with The Ledger, the organic grocer’s new executive handling real estate, Randy Talley, said that Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord and is “absolutely interested” in reopening its location in SouthPark. Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord, and they’re looking at reopening its location in SouthPark location, as well as one more location that has yet to be disclosed. She says the grocery store has a new team, but with a few familiar faces, including Turon, who was part of the executive HR team, plus, Earth Fare’s original co-founder and a former president. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. This entry was posted in News. Earth Fare’s first … Turon said the investment group, through the bankruptcy court bidding process, has purchased the leases and equipment for Earth Fare stores in the Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville, as well as for stores in Roanoke, Virginia, and Athens, Georgia. Whole Foods has a history of buying grocery stores in Asheville, purchasing Greenlife on Merrimon Avenue in 2010. Earth Fare also had a reputation for providing top-notch naturally raised meats, and that will continue, Talley said. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Earth Fare grocery store in Rock Hill reopened Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony just before opening the doors at 8 a.m. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Earth Fare, a health-conscious grocery store, has reopened its doors in Roanoke. “We are very excited to welcome Earth Fare back to Seminole City Center. Related: Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. We do so by implementing strict product standards, ensuring the highest quality of craftsmanship, and living by our core principles every day. ", Talley said Hulsing stepped forward on the final day court bidding was allowed and said, "What can I do to make this happen?". It sells natural and organic food that the company claimed to have the highest product standards in the United States (free of various artificial additives, high-fructose corn syrup, hormones and antibiotics), and was one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country. The cost to stock and reopen a store, which will include reinstating utilities and upfitting delis, will be about $1 million per store. The local investors tried to secure the Earth Fare location on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville, but Turon and Talley said they were outbid by Whole Foods. It was Feb. 3 that Earth Fare officials announced it would be closing all of its 50 organic grocery stores, ending the 45-year run of a company that began as a small outpost named Dinner for the Earth on Merrimon Avenue (in the Woolsey Dip, for Asheville natives) opened by founder Roger Derrough in 1975. More than half of the are in Florida (14) and North Carolina (13). After an investment group led by Hulsing Enterprises bought assets of the bankrupt Earth Fare this year, the Asheville, North Carolina-based grocer has been slowly reopening its doors. According to Hulsing, the Asheville location is the first of eight Earth Fare stores to open, with the new leadership team planning to open the remaining locations over the next few months. Six months after news broke that the Ocala Earth Fare would close, the natural food supermarket announced it is coming back to the same location. A sign outside of Earth Fare supermarket in Summerville says it is now hiring. The Greenville location will be the ninth of twelve Earth Fare stores slated to reopen under Hulsing's leadership. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. Athens, GA. 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Earth Fare was going through a Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) sale, From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy, Earth Fare employees file lawsuit on behalf of thousands of workers, years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads, announced Feb. 3 it was closing all stores, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Most of the properties were sold during a bidding process in March and April, with former Earth Fare sites going to retailers such as Southeastern Grocers, Aldi and Whole Foods, in addition to those sold to Hulsing. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Upon closing, Whole Foods is slated to buy the two stores for $2.5 million, with $1.6 million of that going to the South Asheville Store. Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store and full-service supermarket, announced it will begin inventory liquidation sales at all of its stores. It’s the number three store in the company,” said David Isinghood, Chief Operating Officer of Earth Fare. At least seven Earth Fare locations are reopening in South Carolina under new ownership by the investor group. Asheville, NC 66 Westgate ParkwayAsheville, NC 28806Phone: (828) 255-2999 Athens, GA 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Boone, NC 178 West King StreetBoone, NC 28607Phone: (828) 528-4226 Canton, OH 3939 Everhard Rd NWCanton, OH 44709 Charleston, SC 74 Folly Road BoulevardCharleston, SC 29407 … Read More »Stores This story has been updated to correct Bethany Turon's former employment details with Earth Fare. "There’s been a big interest in getting some of the stores back into a company," said Derrough, who in 1975 established "Dinner for the Earth" in Asheville, which became Earth Fare. Hulsing, along with the original Earth Fare founder Randy Talley and Mike Cianciarulo, a former president of Earth Fare, have joined together in the revitalization of the brand, with Talley now serving as the company’s chief sustainability officer. Isinghood spent 25 years of his career working for Whole Foods Market before joining the team. "(Talley) really bulldogged this — he became obsessed with finding investors to make this happen. In 2019, Earth Fare had planned fifty additional stores by 2024. Cargill said there are now 11 Earth Fare stores open in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Florida. In Carmel, the store opened in 2013, and in Greenwood, Earth Fare opened in 2014. That includes Randy Talley, who worked for Earth Fare for years and then founded the Green Sage cafes, which Derrough later invested in. As the Boone location reopens on July 6, customers will see changes in the overall presentation of groceries, while the store’s mission remains the same. Earth Fare came to Orlando in 2018 with the opening of the Lake Nona store and then the store in the SoDo neighborhood last year. The store in Noblesville at Hamilton Town Center opened in 2012. Lucky’s Market announced Jan. 22 it would close most of its stores nationwide, including all but one in Florida. More:From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy. Earth Fare will reopen its Devine Street store at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The health food giant has announced plans to reopen seven stores, including the Rock Hill location on Cherry Road. "Our goal is to regain the lead role in the community as produce supplier," Talley said. 27/441 in Lady Lake. More Charlotte stores . The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Derrough stressed that he's on the periphery of the new investment group, which is headed by several well-known local food industry workers. They also need to be philosophically aligned with the original intentions of Earth Fare.". Other Earth Fare leases were purchased by grocers Winn-Dixie, Aldi and Whole Foods, among others. Earth Fare grocery store will reopen on Devine Street in Columbia SC after it closed when the company declared bankruptcy. Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord, and they’re looking at reopening its location in SouthPark location, as well as one more location that has yet to be disclosed. The 24,000-square-foot Seminole store opened in September 2016, and it brought 116 jobs to the area. The Asheville-based store chain filed bankruptcy closing all 55 stores in 10 states back in February 2020. All rights reserved. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Ocala Earth Fare originally … Earth Fare announced earlier this year that they would be closing stores nationwide but there is a silver lining. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. "It's near and dear to me because I've been a shopper there for so long, and I believe in the health food notion that 'you are what you eat,'" Hulsing said. Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. Lucky for us, the grocery store is coming back to the Charlotte area with […] There is no word yet on when the new South Asheville Whole Foods will open. FARE-MINDED: Earth Fare's new sign has been installed in preparation for the reopening of the resurrected company's first store in the Westgate Shopping Center. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Organic grocery store chain Earth Fare is returning to Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood after closing all of its stores earlier this year. Registered in England and Wales. If you are looking for a groccery store which carries fresh, organic and healthy food, look no furthur then the Earth Fare groccery stores. Earth Fare abruptly announced its closure and filed for bankruptcy in February, shocking employees, customers and founder Roger Derrough. New Earth Fare president Bethany Turon, a former executive of the original company, told the State newspaper that it will open new Earth Fare stores in Columbia, Rock Hill and Summerville and is working to secure a fourth location in South Carolina. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Earth Fare, the beloved Devine Street organic grocery store, is set to reopen Aug. 12. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. The three stores are set to close Jan. 11. Hulsing said March 27 he decided to invest heavily in reviving the stores because he believed in the original company's mission, and knows the store is important to the community. The specialty grocer said on Feb. 3 that it would close all of its stores in 10 states. For more information on the store, call 440-356-2262. News reports from multiple communities in the Southeast indicate a handful of Earth Fare stores are reopening, following the company's bankruptcy filing about two months ago. Earth Fare stores had closed in February, declaring bankruptcy, due to changes in the retail industry and an inability to refinance its debt, the company announced on Feb. 3. The Amazon-owned Whole Foods entered into the purchase agreement with Earth Fare Inc. on March 23 to assume the lease and assets, but not the actual properties. “We are committed to taking care of our team members by treating them with respect and giving them a voice in our business.”. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Reopening The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. CN2 News spoke with Earth Fare’s new president, Bethany Turon. Earth Fare will reopen in its former location at 74 Folly Road in West Ashley after the grocer closed the store in February along with all others in the chain. Supermarket News is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC. "When Earth Fare folded, it was really obvious to a lot of people that it had a lot of potential as an ongoing business," Derrough said. An Earth Fare located in Gainesville closed in January. Asheville, North Carolina-based hospitality and medical facility management company Hulsing Enterprises, which purchased Earth Fare this past March in the wake of the retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, has been quietly reopening Earth Fare locations across six states. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. "That's with the caveat that those coming into this will be doing so with the right intentions.". There were 14 stores open in Florida when the bankruptcy hit. Also involved in the new company is former Earth Fare CEO Mike Cianciarulo, who Derrough helped bring in after seeking out investors in 1997. Now, the grocer is looking to reopen four additional stores to cater to the Charlotte market, the paper reported. A handful of stores have reopened across the Carolinas and Georgia, according to Earth Fare’s website. This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Earth Fare's Gainesville, Florida location closed on January 11, 2020. Earth Fare is working with an investor out of Asheville, N.C. Turon says the Rock Hill location had the three things they are looking for when reopening stores, a supportive community, a supportive landlord and a team excited to return to work. Signs in the Earth Fare store in High Point, which opened last summer. ASHEVILLE - A group of local investors, including Earth Fare's founder, plan to revive a handful of the bankrupt chain's stores, including the Westgate location in West Asheville. Bankruptcy court documents show the investment group, called "DJ3" and headed by Hulsing, bid $1.9 million for the three store leases and equipment, as well as the Earth Fare name and the internet protocol address, or IP address. Whole Foods built a new 30,000 square foot store in East Asheville four years later. Dozens of shoppers and employees clapped before entering. The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. /sites/all/themes/penton_subtheme_supermarketnews/images/logos/footer.png. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After closing 10 months ago, Earth Fare will reopen its doors in Johnson City in early December, a spokesperson with the company told News Channel 11 on Thursday. The goal is for the company to be investor owned and local. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Talley and Turon said they hope to rehire employees where possible. Five months after its closure and liquidation was announced, the Earth Fare grocery store in Boone will hold its grand reopening on Monday, July 6, bringing about 50 jobs back to the community. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. "It’s more the heart of the store, whether it’s eight or 50.". A location in Roanoke, Va., is scheduled for a “social distanced” grand reopening next week. Earth Fare had 50 stores in 10 states when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. In an interview Wednesday with The Ledger, the organic grocer’s new executive handling real estate, Randy Talley, said that Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord and is “absolutely interested” in reopening its location in SouthPark. In October, Earth Fare President and CEO Frank Scorpiniti said there were 15 more Earth Fare stores in development in Florida, but none in Northeast Florida. The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Earth Fare declared bankruptcy in February after years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads that eventually affected profitability. Derrough emphasized the size of the new chain is not the key to its success. After months of closed doors, Earth Fare finally announced it is reopening under new ownership. Hulsing intends to continue to grow the stores throughout the southeast region and keep its headquarters rooted in Asheville. © 2020 www.citizen-times.com. “We are looking forward to the reopening of stores in Boone, N.C..; Athens, Ga.; and Summerville, Charleston, Columbia and Rock Hill, S.C,” Hulsing said. "Our group is seeking to raise between $5-$7 million," Turon said. Investors said this new small chain will stay headquartered in Asheville. When Earth Fare advocates came together, Turon said, it was “almost like the heart and soul of Earth Fare woke up.” The group has announced that it will reopen five stores. She and Talley said people inside and outside the company wanted the stores to reopen, and they hope to achieve that in two to three months. The health- and specialty-foods grocer closed its stores across the country earlier this year. Number 8860726.

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She says the grocery store has a new team, but with a few familiar faces, including Turon, who was part of the executive HR team, plus, Earth Fare’s original co-founder and a former president. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. This entry was posted in News. Earth Fare’s first … Turon said the investment group, through the bankruptcy court bidding process, has purchased the leases and equipment for Earth Fare stores in the Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville, as well as for stores in Roanoke, Virginia, and Athens, Georgia. Whole Foods has a history of buying grocery stores in Asheville, purchasing Greenlife on Merrimon Avenue in 2010. Earth Fare also had a reputation for providing top-notch naturally raised meats, and that will continue, Talley said. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Earth Fare grocery store in Rock Hill reopened Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony just before opening the doors at 8 a.m. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Earth Fare, a health-conscious grocery store, has reopened its doors in Roanoke. “We are very excited to welcome Earth Fare back to Seminole City Center. Related: Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. We do so by implementing strict product standards, ensuring the highest quality of craftsmanship, and living by our core principles every day. ", Talley said Hulsing stepped forward on the final day court bidding was allowed and said, "What can I do to make this happen?". It sells natural and organic food that the company claimed to have the highest product standards in the United States (free of various artificial additives, high-fructose corn syrup, hormones and antibiotics), and was one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country. The cost to stock and reopen a store, which will include reinstating utilities and upfitting delis, will be about $1 million per store. The local investors tried to secure the Earth Fare location on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville, but Turon and Talley said they were outbid by Whole Foods. It was Feb. 3 that Earth Fare officials announced it would be closing all of its 50 organic grocery stores, ending the 45-year run of a company that began as a small outpost named Dinner for the Earth on Merrimon Avenue (in the Woolsey Dip, for Asheville natives) opened by founder Roger Derrough in 1975. More than half of the are in Florida (14) and North Carolina (13). After an investment group led by Hulsing Enterprises bought assets of the bankrupt Earth Fare this year, the Asheville, North Carolina-based grocer has been slowly reopening its doors. According to Hulsing, the Asheville location is the first of eight Earth Fare stores to open, with the new leadership team planning to open the remaining locations over the next few months. Six months after news broke that the Ocala Earth Fare would close, the natural food supermarket announced it is coming back to the same location. A sign outside of Earth Fare supermarket in Summerville says it is now hiring. The Greenville location will be the ninth of twelve Earth Fare stores slated to reopen under Hulsing's leadership. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. Athens, GA. 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Earth Fare was going through a Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) sale, From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy, Earth Fare employees file lawsuit on behalf of thousands of workers, years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads, announced Feb. 3 it was closing all stores, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Most of the properties were sold during a bidding process in March and April, with former Earth Fare sites going to retailers such as Southeastern Grocers, Aldi and Whole Foods, in addition to those sold to Hulsing. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Upon closing, Whole Foods is slated to buy the two stores for $2.5 million, with $1.6 million of that going to the South Asheville Store. Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store and full-service supermarket, announced it will begin inventory liquidation sales at all of its stores. It’s the number three store in the company,” said David Isinghood, Chief Operating Officer of Earth Fare. At least seven Earth Fare locations are reopening in South Carolina under new ownership by the investor group. Asheville, NC 66 Westgate ParkwayAsheville, NC 28806Phone: (828) 255-2999 Athens, GA 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Boone, NC 178 West King StreetBoone, NC 28607Phone: (828) 528-4226 Canton, OH 3939 Everhard Rd NWCanton, OH 44709 Charleston, SC 74 Folly Road BoulevardCharleston, SC 29407 … Read More »Stores This story has been updated to correct Bethany Turon's former employment details with Earth Fare. "There’s been a big interest in getting some of the stores back into a company," said Derrough, who in 1975 established "Dinner for the Earth" in Asheville, which became Earth Fare. Hulsing, along with the original Earth Fare founder Randy Talley and Mike Cianciarulo, a former president of Earth Fare, have joined together in the revitalization of the brand, with Talley now serving as the company’s chief sustainability officer. Isinghood spent 25 years of his career working for Whole Foods Market before joining the team. "(Talley) really bulldogged this — he became obsessed with finding investors to make this happen. In 2019, Earth Fare had planned fifty additional stores by 2024. Cargill said there are now 11 Earth Fare stores open in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Florida. In Carmel, the store opened in 2013, and in Greenwood, Earth Fare opened in 2014. That includes Randy Talley, who worked for Earth Fare for years and then founded the Green Sage cafes, which Derrough later invested in. As the Boone location reopens on July 6, customers will see changes in the overall presentation of groceries, while the store’s mission remains the same. Earth Fare came to Orlando in 2018 with the opening of the Lake Nona store and then the store in the SoDo neighborhood last year. The store in Noblesville at Hamilton Town Center opened in 2012. Lucky’s Market announced Jan. 22 it would close most of its stores nationwide, including all but one in Florida. More:From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy. Earth Fare will reopen its Devine Street store at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The health food giant has announced plans to reopen seven stores, including the Rock Hill location on Cherry Road. "Our goal is to regain the lead role in the community as produce supplier," Talley said. 27/441 in Lady Lake. More Charlotte stores . The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Derrough stressed that he's on the periphery of the new investment group, which is headed by several well-known local food industry workers. They also need to be philosophically aligned with the original intentions of Earth Fare.". Other Earth Fare leases were purchased by grocers Winn-Dixie, Aldi and Whole Foods, among others. Earth Fare grocery store will reopen on Devine Street in Columbia SC after it closed when the company declared bankruptcy. Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord, and they’re looking at reopening its location in SouthPark location, as well as one more location that has yet to be disclosed. The 24,000-square-foot Seminole store opened in September 2016, and it brought 116 jobs to the area. The Asheville-based store chain filed bankruptcy closing all 55 stores in 10 states back in February 2020. All rights reserved. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Ocala Earth Fare originally … Earth Fare announced earlier this year that they would be closing stores nationwide but there is a silver lining. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. "It's near and dear to me because I've been a shopper there for so long, and I believe in the health food notion that 'you are what you eat,'" Hulsing said. Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. Lucky for us, the grocery store is coming back to the Charlotte area with […] There is no word yet on when the new South Asheville Whole Foods will open. FARE-MINDED: Earth Fare's new sign has been installed in preparation for the reopening of the resurrected company's first store in the Westgate Shopping Center. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Organic grocery store chain Earth Fare is returning to Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood after closing all of its stores earlier this year. Registered in England and Wales. If you are looking for a groccery store which carries fresh, organic and healthy food, look no furthur then the Earth Fare groccery stores. Earth Fare abruptly announced its closure and filed for bankruptcy in February, shocking employees, customers and founder Roger Derrough. New Earth Fare president Bethany Turon, a former executive of the original company, told the State newspaper that it will open new Earth Fare stores in Columbia, Rock Hill and Summerville and is working to secure a fourth location in South Carolina. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Earth Fare, the beloved Devine Street organic grocery store, is set to reopen Aug. 12. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. The three stores are set to close Jan. 11. Hulsing said March 27 he decided to invest heavily in reviving the stores because he believed in the original company's mission, and knows the store is important to the community. The specialty grocer said on Feb. 3 that it would close all of its stores in 10 states. For more information on the store, call 440-356-2262. News reports from multiple communities in the Southeast indicate a handful of Earth Fare stores are reopening, following the company's bankruptcy filing about two months ago. Earth Fare stores had closed in February, declaring bankruptcy, due to changes in the retail industry and an inability to refinance its debt, the company announced on Feb. 3. The Amazon-owned Whole Foods entered into the purchase agreement with Earth Fare Inc. on March 23 to assume the lease and assets, but not the actual properties. “We are committed to taking care of our team members by treating them with respect and giving them a voice in our business.”. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Reopening The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. CN2 News spoke with Earth Fare’s new president, Bethany Turon. Earth Fare will reopen in its former location at 74 Folly Road in West Ashley after the grocer closed the store in February along with all others in the chain. Supermarket News is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC. "When Earth Fare folded, it was really obvious to a lot of people that it had a lot of potential as an ongoing business," Derrough said. An Earth Fare located in Gainesville closed in January. Asheville, North Carolina-based hospitality and medical facility management company Hulsing Enterprises, which purchased Earth Fare this past March in the wake of the retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, has been quietly reopening Earth Fare locations across six states. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. "That's with the caveat that those coming into this will be doing so with the right intentions.". There were 14 stores open in Florida when the bankruptcy hit. Also involved in the new company is former Earth Fare CEO Mike Cianciarulo, who Derrough helped bring in after seeking out investors in 1997. Now, the grocer is looking to reopen four additional stores to cater to the Charlotte market, the paper reported. A handful of stores have reopened across the Carolinas and Georgia, according to Earth Fare’s website. This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Earth Fare's Gainesville, Florida location closed on January 11, 2020. Earth Fare is working with an investor out of Asheville, N.C. Turon says the Rock Hill location had the three things they are looking for when reopening stores, a supportive community, a supportive landlord and a team excited to return to work. Signs in the Earth Fare store in High Point, which opened last summer. ASHEVILLE - A group of local investors, including Earth Fare's founder, plan to revive a handful of the bankrupt chain's stores, including the Westgate location in West Asheville. Bankruptcy court documents show the investment group, called "DJ3" and headed by Hulsing, bid $1.9 million for the three store leases and equipment, as well as the Earth Fare name and the internet protocol address, or IP address. Whole Foods built a new 30,000 square foot store in East Asheville four years later. Dozens of shoppers and employees clapped before entering. The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. /sites/all/themes/penton_subtheme_supermarketnews/images/logos/footer.png. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After closing 10 months ago, Earth Fare will reopen its doors in Johnson City in early December, a spokesperson with the company told News Channel 11 on Thursday. The goal is for the company to be investor owned and local. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Talley and Turon said they hope to rehire employees where possible. Five months after its closure and liquidation was announced, the Earth Fare grocery store in Boone will hold its grand reopening on Monday, July 6, bringing about 50 jobs back to the community. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. "It’s more the heart of the store, whether it’s eight or 50.". A location in Roanoke, Va., is scheduled for a “social distanced” grand reopening next week. Earth Fare had 50 stores in 10 states when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. In an interview Wednesday with The Ledger, the organic grocer’s new executive handling real estate, Randy Talley, said that Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord and is “absolutely interested” in reopening its location in SouthPark. In October, Earth Fare President and CEO Frank Scorpiniti said there were 15 more Earth Fare stores in development in Florida, but none in Northeast Florida. The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Earth Fare declared bankruptcy in February after years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads that eventually affected profitability. Derrough emphasized the size of the new chain is not the key to its success. After months of closed doors, Earth Fare finally announced it is reopening under new ownership. Hulsing intends to continue to grow the stores throughout the southeast region and keep its headquarters rooted in Asheville. © 2020 www.citizen-times.com. “We are looking forward to the reopening of stores in Boone, N.C..; Athens, Ga.; and Summerville, Charleston, Columbia and Rock Hill, S.C,” Hulsing said. "Our group is seeking to raise between $5-$7 million," Turon said. Investors said this new small chain will stay headquartered in Asheville. When Earth Fare advocates came together, Turon said, it was “almost like the heart and soul of Earth Fare woke up.” The group has announced that it will reopen five stores. She and Talley said people inside and outside the company wanted the stores to reopen, and they hope to achieve that in two to three months. The health- and specialty-foods grocer closed its stores across the country earlier this year. Number 8860726.

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She says the grocery store has a new team, but with a few familiar faces, including Turon, who was part of the executive HR team, plus, Earth Fare’s original co-founder and a former president. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. This entry was posted in News. Earth Fare’s first … Turon said the investment group, through the bankruptcy court bidding process, has purchased the leases and equipment for Earth Fare stores in the Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville, as well as for stores in Roanoke, Virginia, and Athens, Georgia. Whole Foods has a history of buying grocery stores in Asheville, purchasing Greenlife on Merrimon Avenue in 2010. Earth Fare also had a reputation for providing top-notch naturally raised meats, and that will continue, Talley said. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Earth Fare grocery store in Rock Hill reopened Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony just before opening the doors at 8 a.m. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Earth Fare, a health-conscious grocery store, has reopened its doors in Roanoke. “We are very excited to welcome Earth Fare back to Seminole City Center. Related: Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. We do so by implementing strict product standards, ensuring the highest quality of craftsmanship, and living by our core principles every day. ", Talley said Hulsing stepped forward on the final day court bidding was allowed and said, "What can I do to make this happen?". It sells natural and organic food that the company claimed to have the highest product standards in the United States (free of various artificial additives, high-fructose corn syrup, hormones and antibiotics), and was one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country. The cost to stock and reopen a store, which will include reinstating utilities and upfitting delis, will be about $1 million per store. The local investors tried to secure the Earth Fare location on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville, but Turon and Talley said they were outbid by Whole Foods. It was Feb. 3 that Earth Fare officials announced it would be closing all of its 50 organic grocery stores, ending the 45-year run of a company that began as a small outpost named Dinner for the Earth on Merrimon Avenue (in the Woolsey Dip, for Asheville natives) opened by founder Roger Derrough in 1975. More than half of the are in Florida (14) and North Carolina (13). After an investment group led by Hulsing Enterprises bought assets of the bankrupt Earth Fare this year, the Asheville, North Carolina-based grocer has been slowly reopening its doors. According to Hulsing, the Asheville location is the first of eight Earth Fare stores to open, with the new leadership team planning to open the remaining locations over the next few months. Six months after news broke that the Ocala Earth Fare would close, the natural food supermarket announced it is coming back to the same location. A sign outside of Earth Fare supermarket in Summerville says it is now hiring. The Greenville location will be the ninth of twelve Earth Fare stores slated to reopen under Hulsing's leadership. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. Athens, GA. 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Earth Fare was going through a Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) sale, From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy, Earth Fare employees file lawsuit on behalf of thousands of workers, years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads, announced Feb. 3 it was closing all stores, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Most of the properties were sold during a bidding process in March and April, with former Earth Fare sites going to retailers such as Southeastern Grocers, Aldi and Whole Foods, in addition to those sold to Hulsing. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Upon closing, Whole Foods is slated to buy the two stores for $2.5 million, with $1.6 million of that going to the South Asheville Store. Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store and full-service supermarket, announced it will begin inventory liquidation sales at all of its stores. It’s the number three store in the company,” said David Isinghood, Chief Operating Officer of Earth Fare. At least seven Earth Fare locations are reopening in South Carolina under new ownership by the investor group. Asheville, NC 66 Westgate ParkwayAsheville, NC 28806Phone: (828) 255-2999 Athens, GA 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Boone, NC 178 West King StreetBoone, NC 28607Phone: (828) 528-4226 Canton, OH 3939 Everhard Rd NWCanton, OH 44709 Charleston, SC 74 Folly Road BoulevardCharleston, SC 29407 … Read More »Stores This story has been updated to correct Bethany Turon's former employment details with Earth Fare. "There’s been a big interest in getting some of the stores back into a company," said Derrough, who in 1975 established "Dinner for the Earth" in Asheville, which became Earth Fare. Hulsing, along with the original Earth Fare founder Randy Talley and Mike Cianciarulo, a former president of Earth Fare, have joined together in the revitalization of the brand, with Talley now serving as the company’s chief sustainability officer. Isinghood spent 25 years of his career working for Whole Foods Market before joining the team. "(Talley) really bulldogged this — he became obsessed with finding investors to make this happen. In 2019, Earth Fare had planned fifty additional stores by 2024. Cargill said there are now 11 Earth Fare stores open in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Florida. In Carmel, the store opened in 2013, and in Greenwood, Earth Fare opened in 2014. That includes Randy Talley, who worked for Earth Fare for years and then founded the Green Sage cafes, which Derrough later invested in. As the Boone location reopens on July 6, customers will see changes in the overall presentation of groceries, while the store’s mission remains the same. Earth Fare came to Orlando in 2018 with the opening of the Lake Nona store and then the store in the SoDo neighborhood last year. The store in Noblesville at Hamilton Town Center opened in 2012. Lucky’s Market announced Jan. 22 it would close most of its stores nationwide, including all but one in Florida. More:From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy. Earth Fare will reopen its Devine Street store at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The health food giant has announced plans to reopen seven stores, including the Rock Hill location on Cherry Road. "Our goal is to regain the lead role in the community as produce supplier," Talley said. 27/441 in Lady Lake. More Charlotte stores . The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Derrough stressed that he's on the periphery of the new investment group, which is headed by several well-known local food industry workers. They also need to be philosophically aligned with the original intentions of Earth Fare.". Other Earth Fare leases were purchased by grocers Winn-Dixie, Aldi and Whole Foods, among others. Earth Fare grocery store will reopen on Devine Street in Columbia SC after it closed when the company declared bankruptcy. Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord, and they’re looking at reopening its location in SouthPark location, as well as one more location that has yet to be disclosed. The 24,000-square-foot Seminole store opened in September 2016, and it brought 116 jobs to the area. The Asheville-based store chain filed bankruptcy closing all 55 stores in 10 states back in February 2020. All rights reserved. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Ocala Earth Fare originally … Earth Fare announced earlier this year that they would be closing stores nationwide but there is a silver lining. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. "It's near and dear to me because I've been a shopper there for so long, and I believe in the health food notion that 'you are what you eat,'" Hulsing said. Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. Lucky for us, the grocery store is coming back to the Charlotte area with […] There is no word yet on when the new South Asheville Whole Foods will open. FARE-MINDED: Earth Fare's new sign has been installed in preparation for the reopening of the resurrected company's first store in the Westgate Shopping Center. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Organic grocery store chain Earth Fare is returning to Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood after closing all of its stores earlier this year. Registered in England and Wales. If you are looking for a groccery store which carries fresh, organic and healthy food, look no furthur then the Earth Fare groccery stores. Earth Fare abruptly announced its closure and filed for bankruptcy in February, shocking employees, customers and founder Roger Derrough. New Earth Fare president Bethany Turon, a former executive of the original company, told the State newspaper that it will open new Earth Fare stores in Columbia, Rock Hill and Summerville and is working to secure a fourth location in South Carolina. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Earth Fare, the beloved Devine Street organic grocery store, is set to reopen Aug. 12. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. The three stores are set to close Jan. 11. Hulsing said March 27 he decided to invest heavily in reviving the stores because he believed in the original company's mission, and knows the store is important to the community. The specialty grocer said on Feb. 3 that it would close all of its stores in 10 states. For more information on the store, call 440-356-2262. News reports from multiple communities in the Southeast indicate a handful of Earth Fare stores are reopening, following the company's bankruptcy filing about two months ago. Earth Fare stores had closed in February, declaring bankruptcy, due to changes in the retail industry and an inability to refinance its debt, the company announced on Feb. 3. The Amazon-owned Whole Foods entered into the purchase agreement with Earth Fare Inc. on March 23 to assume the lease and assets, but not the actual properties. “We are committed to taking care of our team members by treating them with respect and giving them a voice in our business.”. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Reopening The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. CN2 News spoke with Earth Fare’s new president, Bethany Turon. Earth Fare will reopen in its former location at 74 Folly Road in West Ashley after the grocer closed the store in February along with all others in the chain. Supermarket News is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC. "When Earth Fare folded, it was really obvious to a lot of people that it had a lot of potential as an ongoing business," Derrough said. An Earth Fare located in Gainesville closed in January. Asheville, North Carolina-based hospitality and medical facility management company Hulsing Enterprises, which purchased Earth Fare this past March in the wake of the retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, has been quietly reopening Earth Fare locations across six states. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. "That's with the caveat that those coming into this will be doing so with the right intentions.". There were 14 stores open in Florida when the bankruptcy hit. Also involved in the new company is former Earth Fare CEO Mike Cianciarulo, who Derrough helped bring in after seeking out investors in 1997. Now, the grocer is looking to reopen four additional stores to cater to the Charlotte market, the paper reported. A handful of stores have reopened across the Carolinas and Georgia, according to Earth Fare’s website. This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Earth Fare's Gainesville, Florida location closed on January 11, 2020. Earth Fare is working with an investor out of Asheville, N.C. Turon says the Rock Hill location had the three things they are looking for when reopening stores, a supportive community, a supportive landlord and a team excited to return to work. Signs in the Earth Fare store in High Point, which opened last summer. ASHEVILLE - A group of local investors, including Earth Fare's founder, plan to revive a handful of the bankrupt chain's stores, including the Westgate location in West Asheville. Bankruptcy court documents show the investment group, called "DJ3" and headed by Hulsing, bid $1.9 million for the three store leases and equipment, as well as the Earth Fare name and the internet protocol address, or IP address. Whole Foods built a new 30,000 square foot store in East Asheville four years later. Dozens of shoppers and employees clapped before entering. The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. /sites/all/themes/penton_subtheme_supermarketnews/images/logos/footer.png. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After closing 10 months ago, Earth Fare will reopen its doors in Johnson City in early December, a spokesperson with the company told News Channel 11 on Thursday. The goal is for the company to be investor owned and local. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Talley and Turon said they hope to rehire employees where possible. Five months after its closure and liquidation was announced, the Earth Fare grocery store in Boone will hold its grand reopening on Monday, July 6, bringing about 50 jobs back to the community. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. "It’s more the heart of the store, whether it’s eight or 50.". A location in Roanoke, Va., is scheduled for a “social distanced” grand reopening next week. Earth Fare had 50 stores in 10 states when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. In an interview Wednesday with The Ledger, the organic grocer’s new executive handling real estate, Randy Talley, said that Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord and is “absolutely interested” in reopening its location in SouthPark. In October, Earth Fare President and CEO Frank Scorpiniti said there were 15 more Earth Fare stores in development in Florida, but none in Northeast Florida. The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Earth Fare declared bankruptcy in February after years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads that eventually affected profitability. Derrough emphasized the size of the new chain is not the key to its success. After months of closed doors, Earth Fare finally announced it is reopening under new ownership. Hulsing intends to continue to grow the stores throughout the southeast region and keep its headquarters rooted in Asheville. © 2020 www.citizen-times.com. “We are looking forward to the reopening of stores in Boone, N.C..; Athens, Ga.; and Summerville, Charleston, Columbia and Rock Hill, S.C,” Hulsing said. "Our group is seeking to raise between $5-$7 million," Turon said. Investors said this new small chain will stay headquartered in Asheville. When Earth Fare advocates came together, Turon said, it was “almost like the heart and soul of Earth Fare woke up.” The group has announced that it will reopen five stores. She and Talley said people inside and outside the company wanted the stores to reopen, and they hope to achieve that in two to three months. The health- and specialty-foods grocer closed its stores across the country earlier this year. Number 8860726.

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. The stores the investment group has secured were Earth Fare's most profitable, Turon said, but, "We don’t want people drawn to this purely for the money. "Earth Fare was going through a Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) sale. Earth Fare will open its doors in 2020 on U.S. Hwy. The popular health and specialty store is being restructured and will soon be coming back to South Carolina! Experts who spoke to Grocery Dive earlier this year attributed the company’s accumulation of debt and eventual bankruptcy filing to a flawed expansion plan. Dennis Hulsing, who owns the Crowne Plaza Resort and the two Asheville Racquet Club locations, among other businesses, is the primary investor in the new company at this point. The natural grocery chain, which filed for bankruptcy and shuttered operations in February, is being given a new lease on life through an investment from Hulsing Enterprises and its president and CEO, Dennis Hulsing, an Asheville, N.C., businessman with a number of interests in hotels and real estate. Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. It’s the second closure in the natural foods market industry in two weeks. It’s the number three store in the company,” said David Isinghood, Chief Operating Officer of Earth Fare. Upon filing for bankruptcy, Earth Fare had about 3,000 employees and 50 stores in 10 states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. All Earth Fare stores, including one in Williamsburg, set to close their doors That includes being an integral part of the community, and providing the best organic products available, as well as a wide selection of locally sourced products. ", While the coronavirus pandemic has many residents hunkering down in their housings, the investors believe this is, as Hulsing said, "still a prosperous business at this time.". Earth Fare is located within the Westgate complex, at 3450 Westgate, facing south, next to Books-A-Million. The investor group includes Earth Fare founder Roger Derrough and others. Earth Fare will reopen its Pelham Road location in Greenville on Sept. 2. Read the Supermarket News story here. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. It’s been going on for six weeks, and it’s been a very arduous process to negotiate.". "We’re working with people who are interested in financing and being part of the future financial success of Earth Fare," Turon said. She said Earth Fare is planning to open Ballantyne and Fort Mill stores by the end of the year. Hulsing has also brought on David Isinghood as chief operating officer for Earth Fare. News reports from multiple communities in the Southeast indicate a handful of Earth Fare stores are reopening, following the company's bankruptcy filing about two months ago. Also Worth Reading Lines and paragraphs break automatically. "My whole goal, what's really driven me, is all the people whose lives were impacted by this," Turon said. Hulsing said the hope is to add more investors, and they look to add stores in locations that were known to be profitable. ASHEVILLE - A group of local investors, including Earth Fare's founder, plan to revive a handful of the bankrupt chain's stores, including the Westgate location in West Asheville. The Earth Fare retail banner lives to see another day. Talley said they have reached out to investment groups in Asheville, and they welcome more investors. Our goal from the beginning has been to save as much of the company as possible. Talley really "bulldogged" the founding of the investment group and the push to revive the stores, Derrough said. "The (number) is not the most critical thing to me," he said. Related: Earth Fare files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, “Our guests will recognize many friendly faces as we’ve hired previous Earth Fare team members back,” said Isinghood. Earth Fare, the organic and natural foods grocery store, is making a comeback ! Woody Marshall/News & Record ... Earth Fare Is Reopening In Rock Hill Alexis Zarycki April 14th Share. The Earth Fare natural foods grocery store is set to reopen later this year at The Venue in Belden. Cianciarulo declined comment March 27, referring questions to Turon. Earth Fare Family Earth Fare’s mission is to improve lives by making healthy food available to everyone. In March, 10 News reported that Earth Fare would be reopening in Roanoke after the store was among those purchased by a new owner after the original company announced it was closing all 50 stores. Turon worked for Earth Fare's corporate office the past 10 months, serving as senior vice president of human resources and organizational strategy. … The Charlotte location originally opened in 2007, but shut its doors along with about 50 other Earth Fare outlets when the company filed for bankruptcy in February this year, according to the Charlotte Observer. "We're finalizing the details on another store in South Carolina, and there's one more in North Carolina we're working on," Turon said. "Earth Fare was made up of so many great people, and our intention is to allow those people who made Earth Fare to stay part of this wonderful company. The Earth Fare natural foods grocery store is set to reopen later this year at The Venue in Belden. LIVERMORE, CA - JULY 18: A Safeway customer browses in the fruit and vegetable section at … The group tried to secure Earth Fare's former South Asheville location, but a health food behemoth, the Amazon-owned Whole Foods, outbid them. Earth Fare is an American health and wellness supermarket with 15 locations in 7 states throughout the Southeast United States. Earth Fare, which shut down all of its stores in February, is making a comeback, though not in Greenville. Bethany Turon, formerly a senior vice president at Earth Fare, will be the new company's CEO. The company, which still had its headquarters in Fletcher, announced Feb. 3 it was closing all stores by the end of that month, stunning loyal customers and its 3,270 employees. In 2018, Earth Fare closed two locations in Atlanta, Georgia and one location in Columbus, Ohio. Earth Fare will reopen its Pelham Road location in Greenville on Sept. 2. According to its filing with the District of Delaware United States Bankruptcy Court, the bankrupt Earth Fare Inc. has entered into an agreement to sell its South Asheville store, and another on Gunbarrel Road in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Whole Foods Market Group Inc. More:Earth Fare employees file lawsuit on behalf of thousands of workers. Another store will open next week in Michigan. News > Retail & Financial. Earth Fare's new leadership team plans to reopen eight locations of the natural grocery store over the next few months. All Earth Fare stores, including one in Williamsburg, set to close their doors In an interview Wednesday with The Ledger, the organic grocer’s new executive handling real estate, Randy Talley, said that Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord and is “absolutely interested” in reopening its location in SouthPark. Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord, and they’re looking at reopening its location in SouthPark location, as well as one more location that has yet to be disclosed. She says the grocery store has a new team, but with a few familiar faces, including Turon, who was part of the executive HR team, plus, Earth Fare’s original co-founder and a former president. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. This entry was posted in News. Earth Fare’s first … Turon said the investment group, through the bankruptcy court bidding process, has purchased the leases and equipment for Earth Fare stores in the Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville, as well as for stores in Roanoke, Virginia, and Athens, Georgia. Whole Foods has a history of buying grocery stores in Asheville, purchasing Greenlife on Merrimon Avenue in 2010. Earth Fare also had a reputation for providing top-notch naturally raised meats, and that will continue, Talley said. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Earth Fare grocery store in Rock Hill reopened Wednesday morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony just before opening the doors at 8 a.m. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Earth Fare, a health-conscious grocery store, has reopened its doors in Roanoke. “We are very excited to welcome Earth Fare back to Seminole City Center. Related: Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. We do so by implementing strict product standards, ensuring the highest quality of craftsmanship, and living by our core principles every day. ", Talley said Hulsing stepped forward on the final day court bidding was allowed and said, "What can I do to make this happen?". It sells natural and organic food that the company claimed to have the highest product standards in the United States (free of various artificial additives, high-fructose corn syrup, hormones and antibiotics), and was one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country. The cost to stock and reopen a store, which will include reinstating utilities and upfitting delis, will be about $1 million per store. The local investors tried to secure the Earth Fare location on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville, but Turon and Talley said they were outbid by Whole Foods. It was Feb. 3 that Earth Fare officials announced it would be closing all of its 50 organic grocery stores, ending the 45-year run of a company that began as a small outpost named Dinner for the Earth on Merrimon Avenue (in the Woolsey Dip, for Asheville natives) opened by founder Roger Derrough in 1975. More than half of the are in Florida (14) and North Carolina (13). After an investment group led by Hulsing Enterprises bought assets of the bankrupt Earth Fare this year, the Asheville, North Carolina-based grocer has been slowly reopening its doors. According to Hulsing, the Asheville location is the first of eight Earth Fare stores to open, with the new leadership team planning to open the remaining locations over the next few months. Six months after news broke that the Ocala Earth Fare would close, the natural food supermarket announced it is coming back to the same location. A sign outside of Earth Fare supermarket in Summerville says it is now hiring. The Greenville location will be the ninth of twelve Earth Fare stores slated to reopen under Hulsing's leadership. The Ledger's report says Earth Fare is interested in reopening its SouthPark store, too, and has signed leases in Concord and Fort Mill. Athens, GA. 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Earth Fare was going through a Chapter 11 (bankruptcy) sale, From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy, Earth Fare employees file lawsuit on behalf of thousands of workers, years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads, announced Feb. 3 it was closing all stores, Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. Most of the properties were sold during a bidding process in March and April, with former Earth Fare sites going to retailers such as Southeastern Grocers, Aldi and Whole Foods, in addition to those sold to Hulsing. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Upon closing, Whole Foods is slated to buy the two stores for $2.5 million, with $1.6 million of that going to the South Asheville Store. Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store and full-service supermarket, announced it will begin inventory liquidation sales at all of its stores. It’s the number three store in the company,” said David Isinghood, Chief Operating Officer of Earth Fare. At least seven Earth Fare locations are reopening in South Carolina under new ownership by the investor group. Asheville, NC 66 Westgate ParkwayAsheville, NC 28806Phone: (828) 255-2999 Athens, GA 1689 South Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30606 Phone: (706) 353-2170 Boone, NC 178 West King StreetBoone, NC 28607Phone: (828) 528-4226 Canton, OH 3939 Everhard Rd NWCanton, OH 44709 Charleston, SC 74 Folly Road BoulevardCharleston, SC 29407 … Read More »Stores This story has been updated to correct Bethany Turon's former employment details with Earth Fare. "There’s been a big interest in getting some of the stores back into a company," said Derrough, who in 1975 established "Dinner for the Earth" in Asheville, which became Earth Fare. Hulsing, along with the original Earth Fare founder Randy Talley and Mike Cianciarulo, a former president of Earth Fare, have joined together in the revitalization of the brand, with Talley now serving as the company’s chief sustainability officer. Isinghood spent 25 years of his career working for Whole Foods Market before joining the team. "(Talley) really bulldogged this — he became obsessed with finding investors to make this happen. In 2019, Earth Fare had planned fifty additional stores by 2024. Cargill said there are now 11 Earth Fare stores open in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Florida. In Carmel, the store opened in 2013, and in Greenwood, Earth Fare opened in 2014. That includes Randy Talley, who worked for Earth Fare for years and then founded the Green Sage cafes, which Derrough later invested in. As the Boone location reopens on July 6, customers will see changes in the overall presentation of groceries, while the store’s mission remains the same. Earth Fare came to Orlando in 2018 with the opening of the Lake Nona store and then the store in the SoDo neighborhood last year. The store in Noblesville at Hamilton Town Center opened in 2012. Lucky’s Market announced Jan. 22 it would close most of its stores nationwide, including all but one in Florida. More:From one Asheville store to over 50 locations, here's what led Earth Fare to bankruptcy. Earth Fare will reopen its Devine Street store at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. The health food giant has announced plans to reopen seven stores, including the Rock Hill location on Cherry Road. "Our goal is to regain the lead role in the community as produce supplier," Talley said. 27/441 in Lady Lake. More Charlotte stores . The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Derrough stressed that he's on the periphery of the new investment group, which is headed by several well-known local food industry workers. They also need to be philosophically aligned with the original intentions of Earth Fare.". Other Earth Fare leases were purchased by grocers Winn-Dixie, Aldi and Whole Foods, among others. Earth Fare grocery store will reopen on Devine Street in Columbia SC after it closed when the company declared bankruptcy. Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord, and they’re looking at reopening its location in SouthPark location, as well as one more location that has yet to be disclosed. The 24,000-square-foot Seminole store opened in September 2016, and it brought 116 jobs to the area. The Asheville-based store chain filed bankruptcy closing all 55 stores in 10 states back in February 2020. All rights reserved. There were tears when the Earth Fare reopened in Ocala on Wednesday, six months after it seemingly closed for good. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. COVID-19 has helped grocery stores have great profit, as many people are staying home more, and therefor, cooking at home more. The Ocala Earth Fare originally … Earth Fare announced earlier this year that they would be closing stores nationwide but there is a silver lining. Earth Fare reopening 8 stores with new team at the helm. "It's near and dear to me because I've been a shopper there for so long, and I believe in the health food notion that 'you are what you eat,'" Hulsing said. Seven Earth Fare stores sold to Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods, Aldi. Lucky for us, the grocery store is coming back to the Charlotte area with […] There is no word yet on when the new South Asheville Whole Foods will open. FARE-MINDED: Earth Fare's new sign has been installed in preparation for the reopening of the resurrected company's first store in the Westgate Shopping Center. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Organic grocery store chain Earth Fare is returning to Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood after closing all of its stores earlier this year. Registered in England and Wales. If you are looking for a groccery store which carries fresh, organic and healthy food, look no furthur then the Earth Fare groccery stores. Earth Fare abruptly announced its closure and filed for bankruptcy in February, shocking employees, customers and founder Roger Derrough. New Earth Fare president Bethany Turon, a former executive of the original company, told the State newspaper that it will open new Earth Fare stores in Columbia, Rock Hill and Summerville and is working to secure a fourth location in South Carolina. The reopening comes after Earth Fare closed its doors in March part of a company-wide unexpected bankruptcy. Earth Fare, the beloved Devine Street organic grocery store, is set to reopen Aug. 12. The new Asheville-based investment group ultimately hopes to reopen "seven or eight" former Earth Fare stores, and will use the Earth Fare name. The three stores are set to close Jan. 11. Hulsing said March 27 he decided to invest heavily in reviving the stores because he believed in the original company's mission, and knows the store is important to the community. The specialty grocer said on Feb. 3 that it would close all of its stores in 10 states. For more information on the store, call 440-356-2262. News reports from multiple communities in the Southeast indicate a handful of Earth Fare stores are reopening, following the company's bankruptcy filing about two months ago. Earth Fare stores had closed in February, declaring bankruptcy, due to changes in the retail industry and an inability to refinance its debt, the company announced on Feb. 3. The Amazon-owned Whole Foods entered into the purchase agreement with Earth Fare Inc. on March 23 to assume the lease and assets, but not the actual properties. “We are committed to taking care of our team members by treating them with respect and giving them a voice in our business.”. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Reopening The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. CN2 News spoke with Earth Fare’s new president, Bethany Turon. Earth Fare will reopen in its former location at 74 Folly Road in West Ashley after the grocer closed the store in February along with all others in the chain. Supermarket News is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC. "When Earth Fare folded, it was really obvious to a lot of people that it had a lot of potential as an ongoing business," Derrough said. An Earth Fare located in Gainesville closed in January. Asheville, North Carolina-based hospitality and medical facility management company Hulsing Enterprises, which purchased Earth Fare this past March in the wake of the retailer’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, has been quietly reopening Earth Fare locations across six states. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. "That's with the caveat that those coming into this will be doing so with the right intentions.". There were 14 stores open in Florida when the bankruptcy hit. Also involved in the new company is former Earth Fare CEO Mike Cianciarulo, who Derrough helped bring in after seeking out investors in 1997. Now, the grocer is looking to reopen four additional stores to cater to the Charlotte market, the paper reported. A handful of stores have reopened across the Carolinas and Georgia, according to Earth Fare’s website. This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Earth Fare's Gainesville, Florida location closed on January 11, 2020. Earth Fare is working with an investor out of Asheville, N.C. Turon says the Rock Hill location had the three things they are looking for when reopening stores, a supportive community, a supportive landlord and a team excited to return to work. Signs in the Earth Fare store in High Point, which opened last summer. ASHEVILLE - A group of local investors, including Earth Fare's founder, plan to revive a handful of the bankrupt chain's stores, including the Westgate location in West Asheville. Bankruptcy court documents show the investment group, called "DJ3" and headed by Hulsing, bid $1.9 million for the three store leases and equipment, as well as the Earth Fare name and the internet protocol address, or IP address. Whole Foods built a new 30,000 square foot store in East Asheville four years later. Dozens of shoppers and employees clapped before entering. The natural and organic grocer closed its doors in February 2020 after previous management filed for bankruptcy. /sites/all/themes/penton_subtheme_supermarketnews/images/logos/footer.png. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After closing 10 months ago, Earth Fare will reopen its doors in Johnson City in early December, a spokesperson with the company told News Channel 11 on Thursday. The goal is for the company to be investor owned and local. Westgate Earth Fare in Asheville, the first of the reopened stores, began welcoming customers on June 22. Talley and Turon said they hope to rehire employees where possible. Five months after its closure and liquidation was announced, the Earth Fare grocery store in Boone will hold its grand reopening on Monday, July 6, bringing about 50 jobs back to the community. A spokesperson told News Channel 11 last month that the Johnson City location will be the 15th of 27 stores planned to reopen under new ownership. Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mike Pallerino. Eight Earth Fare stores are set to reopen in Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina as new owners attempt to revive part of the natural grocery chain after its bankruptcy filing in February. "It’s more the heart of the store, whether it’s eight or 50.". A location in Roanoke, Va., is scheduled for a “social distanced” grand reopening next week. Earth Fare had 50 stores in 10 states when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. In an interview Wednesday with The Ledger, the organic grocer’s new executive handling real estate, Randy Talley, said that Earth Fare has signed leases to reopen its old stores in Ballantyne, Fort Mill and Concord and is “absolutely interested” in reopening its location in SouthPark. In October, Earth Fare President and CEO Frank Scorpiniti said there were 15 more Earth Fare stores in development in Florida, but none in Northeast Florida. The grocery store chain was purchased out of backruptcy in March 2020 by Dennis Hulsing, president and CEO of Hulsing Enterprises. Earth Fare declared bankruptcy in February after years of aggressive growth and heavy debt loads that eventually affected profitability. Derrough emphasized the size of the new chain is not the key to its success. After months of closed doors, Earth Fare finally announced it is reopening under new ownership. Hulsing intends to continue to grow the stores throughout the southeast region and keep its headquarters rooted in Asheville. © 2020 www.citizen-times.com. “We are looking forward to the reopening of stores in Boone, N.C..; Athens, Ga.; and Summerville, Charleston, Columbia and Rock Hill, S.C,” Hulsing said. "Our group is seeking to raise between $5-$7 million," Turon said. Investors said this new small chain will stay headquartered in Asheville. When Earth Fare advocates came together, Turon said, it was “almost like the heart and soul of Earth Fare woke up.” The group has announced that it will reopen five stores. She and Talley said people inside and outside the company wanted the stores to reopen, and they hope to achieve that in two to three months. The health- and specialty-foods grocer closed its stores across the country earlier this year. Number 8860726.

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