New store to offer local products and benefit Second Harvest Food Bank through Food Rescue program
PHOENIX, Ariz. – August 8, 2018 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open in Durham on Wednesday, August 22. The new store will be the healthy grocer’s fourth location to open in the state since its North Carolina entry last March.
The Durham location joins three other new Sprouts opening the same day in Lodi, Calif., Las Vegas, Nev. and Phoenix, Ariz., marking a record number of same-day openings for the healthy grocer. Sprouts reached its 16th year of operation last month and now operates more than 300 stores in 17 states 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 Durham store will offer locally made products from North Carolina-based producers, including Carolina Kettle Chips, Big Spoon Roasters Nut Butters, Little Red Wagon Granola, Nello’s Pasta Sauce, Mountain Ridge Honey and Ran-Lew Dairy.
Grand Opening Details
Sprouts will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store located at 105 W. NC Highway 54 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 30,000-square-foot store. To celebrate the grand opening, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will make donations to local nonprofits Hope Valley Farms YMCA and Girls on the Run of Durham.
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, August 25 – The first 200 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free deli items.
- Sunday, August 26 – Upon checkout, every 15th customer will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of more than $15 to use on their next visit.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the new Durham store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina 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 in 17 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.
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