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Sprouts Farmers Market to Open First Charlotte Store April 4

Crowds expected for 7 a.m. Grand Opening

WHAT: Sprouts Farmers Market is opening in Charlotte’s Ballantyne neighborhood! The new store will be the third in North Carolina meeting the growing local demand for fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices.

WHERE: 15121 Ballancroft Parkway, Suite A

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4 at 7 a.m.

WHY: Sprouts will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the 30,000-square-foot store. The public is invited to join the festivities and shop among thousands of healthy items offered throughout the grocery 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, April 7 – The first 200 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free deli items.
  • Sunday, April 8 – Upon checkout, every 15th customer will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of more than $15 to use on their next visit.

To celebrate the grand opening, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will donate $25,000 to REAL School Gardens to support the organization’s new learning garden at Tuckaseegee Elementary School in Charlotte. Team members from the new store and community volunteers will build the learning garden at a Big Dig on April 10. Since 2015, support from the Foundation has enabled REAL School Gardens to build 13 learning gardens, expand to three new regions and develop a multi-subject curriculum that engages students at more than 100 schools in STEM education principals using food and nutrition topics. Additional details about the Big Dig will be announced at a later date.

As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the new Charlotte Sprouts will donate unsold and edible groceries to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina 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 27,000 team members and operates nearly 300 stores in 15 states from coast to coast. Visit sfmaboutprod.wpengine.com for more information.

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