A decade after its founding, natural grocer Sprouts Famers Market has opened its 150th store, in Grand Junction, Colorado.
"We believe that our healthy, value-based business model connects with both the lifestyle and conventional consumer," said Sprouts President and CEO, Doug Sanders, "and that we will continue to benefit from the country's focus on healthier eating habits."
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Over the past two years, Sprouts has completed two major acquisitions, Henry's Farmers Markets and Sunflower Farmers Markets, and 20 store openings. Sprouts operates throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah, and is on its way to becoming one of the largest natural food chains in the country. Some18-20 grand openings are planned in 2013.