Sprouts Farmers Market Announces 10 New Stores and New Format
PHOENIX, AZ - Data shows that younger generations are more likely to gravitate toward health-forward grocers. As such, it is critical that retailers continue to evolve their stores into a fun, fresh experience, and Sprouts Farmers Market knows this well. The company recently announced a series of upcoming stores, four of which will feature a new, smaller format, as well as one relocation, aiming to open approximately 20 stores this year.
“This year, Sprouts will densify its footprint with more stores opening in California, Florida, and Texas,” said Dave McGlinchey, Chief Format Officer. “We’re excited to introduce our newest format in four stores in the second half of 2021 and plan to feature this format with even more stores next year, when we will be expanding at unit growth of 10 percent or more.”
Ten of the new stores will be in Florida, where the grocer has been growing rapidly since 2018 and currently operates 23 locations. Stores in Dania Beach, Florida; Grand Prairie, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and Smyrna, Georgia, will introduce Sprouts’ updated, smaller format, which averages 25,000 square feet. Additionally, the retailer’s store in Tustin, California, will be remodeled this year to feature this new layout.
“Our refreshed format highlights the unique experience Sprouts is known for while emphasizing product innovation, attributes, and departments meaningful to our target customers like high-quality meat and seafood, frozen items, and plant-based products,” said McGlinchey. “The smaller size is very efficient and keeps produce at the heart of the store while maintaining our familiar open layout that will offer more assortment of products for a treasure hunt shopping experience.”
Sprouts will also open two new local produce distribution centers this year, one in Aurora, Colorado, in March and another in Orlando, Florida, later in the year. The new centers will drive supply chain efficiencies by positioning stores within 250 miles of the centers, according to a press release.
Sprouts currently operates 362 stores in 23 states. To see where future stores have been planned for, please click here.
Each new store will bring approximately 110 new career opportunities to their respective markets. Grand opening dates and hiring information for each location will be shared at a later date.
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