Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market Plans Bolingbrook Distribution Center

Fresh Thyme Farmer's Market, a relative newcomer to the Chicago area's fiercely competitive grocery store landscape, plans to open a 320,000-square foot distribution center in suburban Bolingbrook by mid-August, according to company executives.

The announcement comes about a year after Fresh Thyme moved its headquarters from Phoenix, Ariz., to suburban Downers Grove. Both moves represent the young chain's intention of expanding in Chicago and throughout the Midwest in the coming years. The distribution center will employ about 100 people, said Fresh Thyme CEO Chris Sherrell.

In just a couple of years, Fresh Thyme has added stores and expanded its private label products. A centrally located distribution center will help support that growth and control costs, Sherrell said.

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