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Farm Stores Growing in Tampa Area

May 18, 2016

Farm Stores Eyes Tampa Bay, Florida As Next Development Hub
The brand plans to add a minimum of 50 units across the region.
Chris Zois

When you’re headed home or in a hurry, hassle and frustration is the last thing you need. Imagine never having to deal with grocery store parking lots or long checkout lines again.

Enter Farm Stores, the unique neighborhood experience that combines the best of a grocery store, bakery and restaurant into the equivalent of a drive-thru supermarket express lane. Farm Stores has been perfecting this model since 1957 and the brand remains committed to being the convenient last stop for families on the go as they begin their expansion across the country.

With more than 80 locations open across Florida and more on the horizon, Farm Stores’ unique take on grocery and restaurant convenience is positioned for growth across the Sunshine State and throughout the rest of the country.

With nearly three million people spread across the region and strong family-focused communities, greater Tampa Bay is Farm Stores newest target hub for development. With seven Farm Stores already located across Tampa Bay, new franchisees will benefit existing brand awareness and marketing efficiencies already in place.

Robert Spuck. Farm Stores’ director of franchise sales said they are ecstatic about opening up Tampa Bay for further development and they look forward to bringing on new franchisees as the brand embarks on its strategic growth initiative across Florida.

He went on to say some of the system’s first stores were located in Tampa and they are also ready to be retrofitted to Farm Stores’ new 4.0 standards.

“Tampa is a fantastic market for development because of its underlying potential for growth and residents’ need for more convenient access to everyday grocery items, baked goods and prepared foods,” said Spuck. “We have a passion for improving the communities we serve and between the ability to upgrade existing units or develop new locations, franchisee candidates are well positioned to grow with us across Tampa Bay.”

According to Spuck, Farm Stores would like to add a minimum of 50 stores across Tampa Bay. With an average initial investment ranging from $245,800 to $540,000, including a $25,000 franchise fee, Farm Stores franchisees will benefit from pre-opening development assistance, store design, comprehensive training, world class nationwide distribution, and full marketing and communications support.

“There is an inherent consumer demand for our products, which is a reason why our expansion potential is unmatched,” said Spuck. “We’ve already established a successful presence in the market and we’re ready and excited for what’s to come,” Spuck said.

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