Organic and specialty foods grocery store Earth Fare has opened in Palm Beach Gardens. The 24,000-square-foot outpost, at 4925 PGA Blvd. in the Mainstreet at Midtown Shopping Center, is the chain’s first Southeast Florida location.
Earth Fare broke ground in January on another store that’s now under construction at The Cobblestone Plaza in Boynton Beach.
Representatives of Earth Fare did not comment on when the Boynton Beach location could open for business.
About 130 people are hired to staff each location.
Established in 1975, the brand has more than 40 locations across the U.S. It offers more than 750 private brand food products that are all non-GMO.
The Palm Beach Gardens location has a juice bar, salad bar, hot foods bar, pizza station, sandwich counter and packaged meals-on-the-go. Its cafe has free Wi-Fi.
With its entrance into the tri-county area, Earth Fare is penetrating a fiercely competitive market for grocers. Specialty and organic brands such as Trader Joe’s, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market – in addition to mainstream chains like Publix Super Markets, Walmart Neighborhood Market and Aldi – are all competing for a share of South Florida’s diverse and heavily populated neighborhoods. Sprouts Farmers Market, another natural and organic grocer, also recently announced plans to expand in South Florida.
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