The Fresh Market Implements Better Controls for Locks and Keys in All Stores

Authored by InstaKey

LAKEWOOD, CO – (March 26, 2019) InstaKey® Security Systems completes a new implementation with The Fresh Market, a leading specialty grocer, on their new lock and key management program designed to add process and structure to their mechanical key system, while lowering associated costs.

In less than three months, The Fresh Market converted 160+ stores nationwide, to the proprietary InstaKey Key Management System. All locations received new small format interchangeable lock hardware and Store Management uses InstaKey’s® to issue keys and manage their key holder population.The Fresh Market store 231, Columbia SC

“Every time we work with InstaKey, their commitment to us, the project and to their personal/corporate integrity shines through,” explains Joe Oliveira, CFI, Director of Asset Protection at The Fresh Market. “The InstaKey program is a huge success. The program has become part of our culture and it is helping us better protect our team members, guests, product, cash and data. We just couldn’t do it without InstaKey’s help and support. To top it off, converting an entire company in under three months has to be a world record!”

This new partnership with InstaKey also makes future lock changes easy. When keys are lost or unaccounted for, using user-rekeyable locks eliminates the need make an expensive locksmith callout when a step change key is the only tool required to complete a rekey. This allows for immediate lock changes to keep stores and areas within stores secure.

The software and service behind the lock hardware makes a significant difference in managing the key system, allowing The Fresh Market to easily take control of managing the system and reducing costs. This is accomplished through restricted keys that cannot be duplicated, cloud-based software that maintains and tracks the system’s integrity and a dedicated team of subject matter experts at InstaKey that help administrate the key system management with The Fresh Market team.

About The Fresh Market

Since 1982, The Fresh Market, Inc. has helped guests make every day eating extraordinary with time-saving meal solutions, unique ingredients and delicious food for any occasion. From fresh produce and exceptional meat and seafood, to signature baked goods and thousands of organic options, this specialty grocery retailer has something to please every palate. The Fresh Market currently operates 161 stores in 22 states across the U.S., inspiring guests to discover new flavors and cook with confidence. For more information, please visit follow the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About InstaKey Security Systems

For professionals charged with managing physical security and loss prevention, who need to keep track of brass keys and reduce operating costs, InstaKey Security Systems is the only provider that offers a consultative partnership behind hardware and software, making key tracking and cost control significantly impactful to your bottom line, unlike other mechanical lock and key manufacturers, who provide hardware only. For additional information please visit or call us at +1 800 316 5397.



Cita Doyle Director of Sales & Marketing
InstaKey Security Systems
+1 720 235 5325