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Q3 2015

TFM Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 104,458 sh (+824.41%)
Lee Ainslie 47,020 sh (+467.87%)
Columbia Wanger 4,694,099 sh (+0.40%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
John Hussman Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt 1,134,731 sh (-9.95%)
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Chuck Royce 796,495 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
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Columbia Wanger 3,567,748 sh (-24.00%)
Joel Greenblatt 24,474 sh (-97.84%)
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Q1 2016

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Mario Gabelli 258,143 sh (New)
Jim Simons 236,200 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 39,686 sh (+62.16%)
Lee Ainslie 72,950 sh (+57.15%)
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
Chuck Royce Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Retail - Defensive » Grocery Stores  
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Traded in other countries:5FM.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Fresh Market Inc is a specialty retailer focused on creating an extraordinary food shopping experience for its customers. The Company provides food products focused on perishable categories. Its stores are operated in 27 states across the United States.

Fresh Market, Inc., is a Delaware corporation and it was founded in 1982. The Company is a specialty retailer focused on creating an extraordinary food shopping experience for its customers. It provides high-quality food products, with an emphasis on fresh, premium perishables and an uncompromising commitment to customer service. As of January 26, 2014, the Company operates 151 stores in 26 states. It offers fresh, carefully selected, high-quality food products focused on perishable categories. Examples of its offerings include hand-trimmed steaks that are aged for tenderness, fresh seafood delivered up to six times per week, hand-stacked produce that is colorfully displayed and French-style baguettes baked in-store each morning. The Company's stores average approximately 21,000 square feet, compared to the approximately 40,000 to 60,000 square foot stores operated by many conventional supermarkets. The Company's distribution strategy is to capitalize on the capabilities of best-in-class third-party logistics providers and, as such, it does not own warehouses, distribution facilities or transportation equipment. The Company outsources substantially all of its logistics functions to third-party distributors and vendors. Its trademarks, including its registered The Fresh Market, Experience the Food and TFM trademarks are valuable assets that reinforce its customers' favorable perception of its stores. The Company's competition varies and includes national conventional supermarkets such as Kroger and Safeway, regional supermarkets such as Harris Teeter and Publix, national superstores such as Wal-Mart and Target, alternative food retailers such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and local supermarkets, natural foods stores, smaller specialty stores and farmers' markets. The Company's stores are subject to various local, state, federal and international laws, regulations and administrative practices affecting its business.

Guru Investment Theses on Fresh Market Inc

Mario Gabelli Comments on The Fresh Market Inc. - May 03, 2016

The Fresh Market, Inc. (0.9%) (NASDAQ:TFM)(TFM – $28.53 – NADSAQ) based in Greensboro, North Carolina – is a specialty grocery retail store. It primarily focuses on the perishable product categories, which include meat, seafood, produce, deli, bakery, flora, sushi and prepared foods. The company's non-perishable product categories consist of traditional grocery, frozen and dairy products, as well as bulk, coffee and candy, beer and wine, and health and beauty. On March 14, 2016, Apollo entered into an agreement to buy TFM for $28.50 cash per share. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and approval of a majority of the minority shareholders in the company. The total consideration for the deal is $1.3 billion.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s first quarter 2016 ABC Fund shareholder commentary.

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Brower Piven Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of the Former Stockholders of The Fresh Market, Inc.

STEVENSON, Md., March 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces it has commenced a class action in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on behalf of those who held the common stock of The Fresh Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:TFM) (“The Fresh Market” or the “Company”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have 60 days from today to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the Class in the action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action. The complaint alleges violations of Sections 14(d)(4), 14(e) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Rule 14d-9 against The Fresh Market’s board of directors, Pomegranate Holdings, Inc., an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (“Apollo Global”), Apollo Management VIII, L.P. (together with Apollo Global, “Apollo”), and Pomegranate Merger Sub, Inc. (“Merger Sub”), in connection with the acquisition of The Fresh Market by Apollo (“Transaction”).  The complaint alleges that the Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement filed with the SEC provided materially incomplete and false and misleading information about the Transaction, in violation of the Exchange Act. The complaint further alleges that, as a result of the false and misleading statements and material omissions, which concealed Defendants’ manipulation of the sales process for the Company, The Fresh Market shareholders received inadequate consideration for their Company shares.  If you were a shareholder of The Fresh Market and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentsecuritiescases.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (410) 415-6616. Brower Piven also encourages anyone with information regarding the Company’s conduct during the period in question to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others. Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.
CONTACT: Charles J. Piven
Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
1925 Old Valley Road
Stevenson, Maryland 21153
Telephone: 410-415-6616
[email protected]

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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,857
EPS (TTM) $ 1.37
Short Percentage of Float6.07%
52-Week Range $17.81 - 38.72
Shares Outstanding (Mil)47.02

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Jan17 Jan18
Revenue (Mil $) 1,962 2,073
EPS ($) 1.62 1.73
EPS without NRI ($) 1.62 1.73
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