Does Whole Foods have a little competition in the healthy grocery department? Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country announced nine new stores scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2019.
The locations include the healthy grocer’s entry into three new markets: Louisiana, New Jersey and Virginia. Four stores will feature an enhanced layout that caters to the latest shopper trends through optimized customer engagement. The healthy grocer plans to open approximately 30 stores in 2019.
New Sprouts stores opening in the second quarter of 2019 include:
- Baton Rouge, Louisiana – 4841 Rouzan Square Avenue
- Herndon, Va. – 494 Elden Street
- Jacksonville, Fla. – 4873 Town Center Parkway
- Los Angeles, Calif. – 1302 South La Brea Avenue
- Marlton, N.J. – 237 Route 73 South
- Mesa, Ariz. – 1240 South Signal Butte Road
- Oviedo, Fla. – 1121 Alafaya Trail
- San Jose, Calif. – 1771 East Capital Expressway
- San Luis Obispo, Calif. – 313 Madonna Road
Grand opening dates and hiring information for each store will be shared separately. Sprouts currently operates more than 300 stores in 19 states. For a list of stores by region or to see locations coming soon, visit sprouts.com/stores.
The Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Oviedo and San Luis Obispo stores will feature Sprouts’ newest operational and design enhancements that highlight department destinations and promote customer engagement throughout the store. The design, which maintains center-store focus on produce, debuted last year in five locations. Sprouts continues to grow as a destination for high-quality meat and seafood, and guests will enjoy eye-catching marquee signage and display cases at The Butcher Shop and Fish Market that emphasize the department’s knowledgeable and personal service. Additionally, The Market Corner Deli in the enhanced stores will feature a detached, rectangular island to optimize customer service and convenience by offering made-to-order sandwiches, a salad bar, prepared foods, sushi made in-store and fresh juice.