Earth Fare to close all its grocery stores amid business challenges

Earth Fare to close all its grocery stores amid business challenges
Earth Fare announced Monday it would close all of its stores. (Source: WECT/File)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Gray News) - Organic grocery store chain Earth Fare has announced it is closing all 50 locations.

The North Carolina-based company cited retail challenges as the primary reason for shutting down.

“Earth Fare is not in a financial position to continue to operate on a go-forward basis. As such, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to commence inventory liquidation sales while we continue to engage in a process to find potential suitors for our stores,” the company stated in a news release.

The stores will begin liquidation sales, and employees were notified of the closings.

Earth Fare has locations in 10 states.

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