Sprouts Farmers Market opened its newest store on Aug. 12 northeast of Tampa, the first of three planned locations following the company's entry into the market in 2017.
The latest opening, a 30,000-square-foot store, has Sprouts on track to open a total of 20 stores this year. It opened 10 new stores during the first half of the year and ended the second quarter on June 28 with 350 locations. Since then, Sprouts has opened stores in Baltimore, Tyler, Texas and Seminole, Fla. It also revealed upcoming openings in the following locations:
Aug. 26, Eastvale, California
Sept. 2, Santa Barbara, California
Sept. 30, Dresher, Pa.
Oct. 14, Houston
Oct. 28, Tampa
When stores in those communities open, shoppers can expect a presentation of merchandise similar to what shoppers experienced at the newest location in Tampa. That's because Sprouts is looking to shrink the size of its prototype closer to the 20,000-square-foot range from the current size of roughly 30,000 square feet. Most of the stores opening this year tend to be larger than the company would like going forward because they were already in the development pipeline when the decision was made to think smaller.