FF Acquisitions LLC, trading as Farm Fresh Food and Pharmacy, is a grocery store chain with forty five stores, primarily in Virginia. Its headquarters is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia with its largest market in the surrounding Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Other markets also include Wilson and Elizabeth City, VA and parts of North Carolina. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Minnesota-based SUPERVALU.
There is not much to say about Farm Fresh other than they are a small company that started in 1957, from a band of local farmers who sought to create a local farmers market/ neighborhood grocery store. Since then they have continued to be very community oriented, and have remained successful throughout their growth process.
Farm Fresh Merged with Giant Open Air Markets in 1986, and was soon purchased by Richfood Holdings Inc. after that; that was subsequently purchased by SUPERVALU in August 1999.
On November 4th, 2009, longtime Farm Fresh executive Gene Walters died at the age of 86, to be followed by the retirement of then Farm Fresh president Ron Dennis. He was replaced as of March 10, 2010 by Gaelo de la Fuente, vice president of retail operations support for Supervalu, Inc.
Farm Fresh continues to operate today in their local markets, alongside SUPERVALU thriving as they have been for the past 44 years.
Headquarters: Virginia Beach, VA
No. of Stores: Farm Fresh currently operates 45 stores in Hampton Roads, Franklin and Richmond, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Farm Fresh also operates a free-standing pharmacy located inside Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. (2010)
No. of Employees: unknown
Revenue: $x unknown
Geography: 45 stores in predominantly VA, and a few in NC
Special Services: Bakery, dairy, deli, frozen foods, general grocery, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood, snacks, wine, beer, Chartway Federal Credit Union
Acme, Albertsons, Cub Foods, Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy, The Market, Hornbacher’s, Jewel, Lucky, Osco & Sav-on Pharmacy, Save-A-Lot, Shaw’s, Shop ‘n Save, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy, Star Market, Supervalu Pharmacies
Most national and regional brands, including Trellis and Bloom Floral department, Boar’s Head meats, Fresh Cut Meats, Starbucks coffee, and of course their own name brand.