Healthy grocer to make $20k donation to Urban Tree Connection to celebrate new store
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Sept. 7, 2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open its first store in Philadelphia, Penn. on Wednesday, September 19. The healthy grocer reached its 16th year of operation last month and now operates more than 300 stores from coast to coast.
Sprouts has been a driving force for making healthy food affordable and accessible since its inception and has paved the way for numerous natural brands. The Philadelphia store will offer locally made products from brands such as Naturi Yogurt, Vesper Brothers Foods, Trickling Springs Creamery, Really Raw Honey, Everbar and Love Beets.
Grand Opening Details
Sprouts will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store located at 1000 South Broad Street 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 32,000-square-foot store.
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, September 22 – The first 200 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free deli items.
- Sunday, September 23 – Upon checkout, every 15th customer will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of more than $15 to use on their next visit.
Healthy Grocer with a Cause
To celebrate the healthy grocer’s first location in Pennsylvania, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has made a $20,000 donation to Urban Tree Connection, a local non-profit that works with low-income Philadelphia communities to transform abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction. The Foundation will also donate $2,500 to Christian Street YMCA in support of its programs that strengthen the community through youth development and healthy living.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the Philadelphia store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Philabundance 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 more than 300 stores, and will reach 19 states by the end of the year. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.
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