Fresh Thyme Farmers Market Selects Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) as Agency of Record

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market announced today that it has named independent agency, Schafer Condon Carter (SCC), as its first Agency of Record. SCC will be responsible for elevating the brand’s marketing initiatives including brand strategy, creative development, public relations, influencer and social as well as media strategy, planning, and buying across traditional and digital media platforms.


Fresh Thyme, which offers a broad selection of natural, organic and fresh food at amazing prices, has grown significantly since opening its doors in 2014, and today has over 66 locations across 10 states. Most recently, the Illinois-based retailer announced that it would be opening 10 new stores this year in Pennsylvania, Iowa and beyond, and has plans to hit a 150-store mark by the year 2020.

“Fresh Thyme is at a very exciting time in its growth,” said Mark Doiron, Chief Marketing and Merchandising Officer of Fresh Thyme. “We knew we were ready to bring on a partner who could help us achieve the brand’s great potential, and SCC demonstrated not only a deep understanding of our brand and the consumer we serve, but also the creativity, broad integrated capabilities and passion that we were looking for.”

Adding to its momentous growth in 2017, Fresh Thyme made significant hires at the executive level and further developed its private label offering – a private brand program that emphasizes clean ingredients and locally sourced products as often as possible. The program is a core driver of the brand’s mission to improve the way communities eat by offering fresh, healthy food at refreshingly low prices.

“Fresh Thyme is an incredible business and brand in an extremely dynamic category,” said David Selby, SCC CEO.  “We are thrilled to be selected as Fresh Thyme’s partner to help tell their story and expand their mission of bringing fresh, natural and organic food to a broader population.”

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is a full-service specialty retailer focusing on value-priced fresh, healthy, natural and organic offerings. It boasts an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen, health supplement products, and its own line of organic and natural private label products.

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Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) is an independent creative and technology company that delivers transformative brand and business ideas to drive results for its clients. AOR clients include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, National Pork Board, Chicago Cubs, Ideal Industries, Friendly’s Restaurants and Solo Cup Company among others. A simple mission drives SCC’s entrepreneurial, results-driven culture: “Think Again.” SCC’s integrated assets include SCC|Digital, SCC|Social, SCC|Prism, MAKE247 Content Studio and SCC|Design Services. The company also operates a private equity portfolio, SCC|Ventures, which has holdings in the food and tech sectors. Headquartered in a landmark building in Chicago’s historic West Loop district, SCC has a full-time staff of over 120.

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