PHOENIX, Ariz. – July 31, 2020 – Sprouts Farmers Market is continuing its growth in Tampa with two new locations opening this year and a new site announced for 2021 to expand local access to healthy groceries.
Sprouts will open a nearly 30,000 square-foot store in New Tampa, Fla. at 8620 Hunters Village Road on Wednesday, August 12 at 7 a.m. To celebrate the location, which will be open daily from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., 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/newtampa.
The healthy grocer will also soon finish construction on a new, 30,000 square-foot store in Westchase at 10619 Sheldon Road which will open on Wednesday, October 28. The new location is bringing approximately 110 full- and part-time career opportunities to the area. Sprouts’ “Healthy Living for Less” approach to grocery shopping means potential team members should share a passion for healthy eating and the fresh, natural and organic products offered throughout the store. Potential team members are encouraged to apply online at sprouts.com/careers. Employment opportunities include department managers and clerks, cashiers, courtesy clerks, receivers, and more.
In 2021, Sprouts will also open in the highly anticipated Tampa Heights development. Store hiring and grand opening details will be announced at a later date. Sprouts first entered the Florida market with a store in Carrollwood in 2017, and currently operates 19 stores in the state.
Sprouts Gives Back to Tampa Communities
The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has awarded local nonprofit Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful with a grant to launch its garden education lesson and cooking demonstration programs in partnership with Tampa Bay Farm 2 School. The grant from Sprouts has allowed the organizations to provide kids lessons in how to prepare healthy dishes with locally grown vegetables and teach the community about food sustainability through methods such as hydroponics and composting.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the New Tampa store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Feeding Tampa Bay 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 more than 350 stores in 23 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.