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Richard Anicetti, CEO of The Fresh Market for less than two years, has resigned from the job.

The Triad Business Journal reports that the chain's owner, Apollo Global Management, "has appointed Brian Nicholson, chief financial officer of The Fresh Market as interim CEO, while a search is conducted."

No reason was given for Anicetti's departure. Previous to joining The Fresh Market, where he was engaged in a broad effort to streamline the company's operations and make it accessible to more shoppers, Anicetti was CEO of Food Lion as well as an executive with Hannaford.

The Business Journal writes that The Fresh Market was recently ranked as "the No. 4 worst place to work in the country by business website 24/7 Wall St., with the company responding in part: 'We believe that every day at work should be a great day at work, but this survey confirms that we have work to do to achieve that belief'."
KC's View:
I have no inside information about what happened here, I have no idea what sort of non-compete Rick Anicetti might have, and I don't even know if there is any history here of which I ought to be aware. But it does occur to me that just yesterday,Ian McLeod stepped down as CEO of Southeastern Grocers, parent company to Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie and Harveys. Could Anicetti be a candidate for this job? Just asking...