AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event
Reported): March 7, 2012
THE FRESH MARKET, INC.
name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
(State or other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Valley Road, Suite 500, Greensboro, NC 27408
Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Telephone Number, Including Area Code): (336) 272-1338
or Former Address, If Changed Since Last Report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended
to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
The information under this Item 2.02, including
the Exhibit attached hereto, is intended to be furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section,
nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, except as
expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
On March 7, 2012, The Fresh Market, Inc.
issued a press release regarding its financial results for the quarter ended January 29, 2012 and for the year ended January 29,
2012. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated into this Item 2.02 by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished herewith:
||Press release of The Fresh Market, Inc. dated March 7, 2012|
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements
that reflect our plans, estimates, and beliefs and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Any statements contained herein
(including, but not limited to, statements to the effect that The Fresh Market or its management “anticipates,” “plans,”
“estimates,” “expects,” “believes,” and other similar expressions) that are not statements
of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements. The following are some of the factors that could cause or contribute
actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements: accounting entries and adjustments at the close of our
fiscal quarter and year-end; unexpected expenses and risks associated with our business; our ability to remain competitive in the
areas of merchandise quality, price, breadth of selection, customer service and convenience; the effective management of our merchandise
buying and inventory levels; our ability to anticipate and/or react to changes in customer demand; changes in consumer confidence
and spending; unexpected consumer responses to promotional programs; unusual, unpredictable and/or severe weather conditions; the
effectiveness of our logistics and supply chain model, including the ability of our third-party logistics providers to meet our
product demands and restocking needs on a cost competitive basis; the execution and management of our store growth and the availability
of acceptable real estate locations for new store openings; the actions of third parties involved in our store growth activities,
including property owners, landlords, property managers, those involved in the construction of our new store locations and current
tenants who occupy one or more of our proposed new store locations, all of whom may be impacted by their financial condition, their
lenders, their activities outside of those focused on our new store growth and other tenants, customers and business partners of
theirs; global economies and credit and financial markets; our ability to maintain the security of electronic and other confidential
information; serious disruptions and catastrophic events; competition; personnel recruitment and retention; acquisitions and divestitures
including the ability to integrate successfully any such acquisitions; information systems and technology; commodity, energy and
fuel cost increases; compliance with laws, regulations and orders; changes in laws and regulations; outcomes of litigation and
proceedings; tax matters and other factors as set forth from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. We
intend these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this Current Report on Form 8-K and do not undertake to
update or revise them as more information becomes available.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
||THE FRESH MARKET, INC.|
|Dated: March 7, 2012
||/s/ Lisa K. Klinger|
||Name: Lisa K. Klinger|
||Title: Executive Vice President and CFO|
||Press Release of The Fresh Market, Inc. dated March 7, 2012|