PHOENIX, Ariz. – July 9, 2020 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open in Baltimore, Md. at 3800 Boston Street on Wednesday, July 22 at 7 a.m. The new store will be the fifth Sprouts in the state to expand local access to fresh and healthy groceries, and will be open daily from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
To celebrate the new store, every shopper on opening day will receive a free reusable shopping bag with purchase. Local customers can also enter to win a $500 Sprouts gift card by visiting sprouts.com/baltimore.
Sprouts is closely following CDC and local health authority guidelines related to COVID-19, while regularly providing store team members, who are required to wear masks, with the latest safety guidance. In addition to regular food safety and cleaning procedures, Sprouts has invested additional labor hours into stores to allow for more frequent cleaning, paying close attention to high-touch areas such as service counters, restrooms, carts and checkout lanes. Stores are also implementing steps to promote social distancing and have installed plexiglass barriers at registers to add protection for team members and customers.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the Baltimore store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Maryland Food Bank through the grocer’s Food Rescue program. In 2019, Sprouts stores and distribution centers donated 27 million pounds of product, equivalent to 23 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., one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, has made healthy living accessible to shoppers for nearly two decades by offering affordable, fresh, natural and organic products. True to its farmers market heritage, Sprouts is known for pioneering its unique grocery model by offering a welcoming store layout featuring fresh produce at the center of the store, an expansive bulk foods section, and a vitamin department focused on overall wellness. Sprouts also offers a unique assortment of healthier products with special attributes, such as plant-based, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and grass-fed, to meet the growing and diverse needs of today’s consumer. Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., Sprouts employs more than 35,000 team members and operates 350 stores in 23 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.