Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. Acquires Two Licensed Stores in California
Phoenix, AZ — Sprouts Farmers Market acquired two independently owned stores in Chula Vista, California, operating under the Sprouts Farmers Market (SFM) name pursuant to a legacy trademark license arrangement.
Acquiring these stores will allow complete control of the Sprouts brand and open further expansion possibilities in Southern California. The Company licensed the Sprouts Farmers Market trademark to a third-party operator many years ago in a one-of-a-kind operating structure. No other licensed Sprouts stores exist. “We are pleased to bring these two high-volume stores into the Sprouts fold, allowing us to serve more customers in the San Diego market,” said Chip Molloy, chief financial officer of Sprouts Farmers Market. The stores were not factored in its outlook, released on March 2, 2023.
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True to its farm-stand heritage, Sprouts offers a unique grocery experience featuring an open layout with fresh produce at the heart of the store. Sprouts inspires wellness naturally with a carefully curated assortment of better-for-you products paired with purpose-driven people. The healthy grocer continues to bring the latest in wholesome, innovative products made with lifestyle-friendly ingredients such as organic, plant-based and gluten-free. Headquartered in Phoenix, and one of the largest and fastest-growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the United States, Sprouts employs approximately 31,000 team members and operates approximately 380 stores in 23 states nationwide.