The New Year is a time to return to goals and plans! And there’s no exception for grocery retailers. Sprouts Farmers Market has set its sights on adding six more locations spanning five additional states as it returns to its plans for rapid growth. With the stores slated to join the banner’s chain in the second quarter of 2018, Sprouts’ 2018 strategy brings its new store count for the New Year up to 30 across the U.S.
“Sprouts’ knowledgeable and friendly team members are the hallmark of our stores,” said Dan Sanders, Chief Operations Officer. “We’re excited to meet our new neighbors in Simpsonville and introduce them to our fresh, natural, and organic products at value prices across the store.”
Announced last October, the new stores are part of Sprouts' multi-state expansion plan, and the latest store in Simpsonville, SC, represents Sprouts’ 16th state and the grocer’s eastern expansion efforts, according to a press release.
The retailer’s plans to also open stores in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington state this year effectively bring its state count to 19 before 2019.
The new Sprouts stores will open in:
For a full list of stores by region, as well as locations coming soon, check out sprouts.com/stores/search.
Applications and immediate opportunities are listed at sprouts.com/careers. Each store will bring approximately 120 new career opportunities to its local neighborhood. Grand opening dates and hiring information will be shared at a later date.
For more on what 2018 has in store for the industry, keep checking back with Deli Market News.