GREENSBORO, NC - The Fresh Market Inc. has appointed David Cummings as director of bakery. Cummings will serve as a key leader of the bakery merchandising department, providing strategic direction on the department’s growth plans of offering best-in-class baked goods as well as artisan and seasonal desserts.  

“David is a true bakery expert and has a long, dedicated focus in the bakery world,” said Diane Cleven, director of deli, CMS and bakery. “While this may not be on his resume, he literally started ‘making the donuts’ at his parents’ Dunkin’ Donuts shop when he was just 13.  He has gravitated to specialty bakery as his career progressed, and we could not be more thrilled to have him join our team at The Fresh Market.” 

Cummings has 46 years of bakery experience, most recently as director of bakery retail at Balducci’s and Kings, and as vice president of bakery at Fairway Market. Over his career Cummings has also worked for ShopRite, A&P and in sales positions for Pillsbury, General Mills and Hazelwood Farms.