Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Distribution Center in Fullerton, California; Jack Sinclair Comments

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens Distribution Center in Fullerton, California; Jack Sinclair Comments

PHOENIX, AZ - A new Southern California distribution center (DC) has popped up under Sprouts Farmers Market. The new state-of-the-art facility is strategically positioned in Fullerton to enhance the efficiency and freshness of produce deliveries to over 95 Sprouts stores within a 250-mile radius and has ample capacity to support future growth in the region.

Jack Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Sprouts Farmers Market“We are committed to bringing the freshest, locally sourced produce to market, and the Fullerton distribution center exemplifies this commitment. The facility not only augments our efforts to expand across California and the country but also strengthens our commitment to environmental sustainability,” said Jack Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer. “Equipped with advanced ripening rooms, the new DC ensures optimal conditions for produce storage, providing shoppers perfectly ripe avocados and bananas. Our ability to deliver fresh, high-quality produce at an exceptional value is supported by our network of distribution centers, direct grower relationships, and enhanced quality control.”

The new distribution center not only enhances Sprouts’ commitment to providing fresh, local, and organic produce to its customers, but it also supports its ongoing expansion across California and the country as well as its dedication to improve its environmental impact and sustainability efforts.

Highlights of the new 337,000-square-foot facility include:

  • 34° F and 55° F storage and fruit ripening rooms to support the ripening process of Sprouts produce
  • Significant reduction of transportation-related emissions
  • Tracking for future solar panel implementation and LEED certification
  • 11 electric vehicle charging stations for employee use with room for future growth

Sprouts Farmers Market opened a new state-of-the-art facility strategically located in Fullerton, California, to reduce miles between local farms and store locations

The distribution center will support and expand Sprouts’ local farm partnerships with growers like Cyma Orchid, Five Crowns, HMC Farms, Kingsburg Orchards, Muranaka Farms, Oceanside Pole Tomatoes, Valdivia Farms, Prima® Wawona, WINDSET FARMS®, G & M Farms, and Eco Farms.

Additionally, Sprouts is engaging Lineage Logistics to manage warehouse operations at the distribution center and Penske Logistics as the dedicated transportation fleet operator. The new distribution center has created over 190 new full-time jobs in the market.

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Where will we see the retailer focus next? Stay tuned as ANUK reports.

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