Crowds expected for grand opening of first South Carolina Store
PHOENIX, Ariz. – May 31, 2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open its 300th store in the country in Simpsonville, S.C. on Wednesday, June 13. The Simpsonville Sprouts will be the healthy grocer’s first store in the state, helping meet the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic products at great prices. Sprouts, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, will celebrate 16 years of operation later this year and has experienced rapid expansion to the eastern U.S. supported by its fresh distribution center in Georgia.
“As Sprouts continues to expand from coast to coast, we’re pleased with our guests’ response to our unique combination of health and value,” said Sprouts Chief Development Officer Ted Frumkin. “We’re looking forward to celebrating the opening of the 300th Sprouts with our new neighbors in Simpsonville.”
Sprouts will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store located at 2200 Woodruff Road before doors open at 7 a.m. The public is invited to join the festivities and shop among thousands of healthy items offered throughout the approximately 31,000-square-foot store. To celebrate the grand opening, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will make a donation to local nonprofit Mill Village Farms.
Grand opening day giveaways:
- The first 200 shoppers will receive 20 percent off their initial total purchase. A line is expected to form at 6 a.m.
- Delicious muffin and coffee samples will be served to everyone in line before the doors open.
- Upon checkout, every 15th shopper will receive a coupon book featuring Sprouts savings.
- Every customer will receive one free reusable bag with purchase.
Grand opening weekend deals:
- Saturday, June 16 – The first 200 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free deli items.
- Sunday, June 17 – Upon checkout, every 15th customer will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of more than $15 to use on their next visit.
Sprouts has been a driving force for innovation in natural and organic foods since its inception, and has paved the way for numerous niche brands, many of which were first carried by the healthy grocer. The Simpsonville store will offer locally made products from South Carolina-based companies, including Black Mountain Chocolate, Bee Well Honey Farm, Hampton Acres and Slawsa.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the new Simpsonville Sprouts will donate unsold and edible groceries to Harvest Hope Food Bank through the grocer’s Food Rescue program. In 2017, Sprouts stores and distribution centers donated 23 million pounds of product, equivalent to 19 million meals. Food that is not fit for donation is provided to local cattle farms and composting facilities. Sprouts’ evolving “zero waste” initiatives help minimize food waste while reducing the impact of hunger and the company’s environmental footprint.
About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers. Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, The Butcher Shop and The Fish Market at Sprouts, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 28,000 team members and operates nearly 300 stores in 16 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.
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