Healthy grocer's Pasadena location will provide immediate fresh and healthy grocery options to the community
PHOENIX, Ariz. – April 6, 2020 – Sprouts Farmers Market will open in Pasadena, Md. at 8048 Ritchie Highway on Wednesday, April 15 at 7 a.m. to provide immediate fresh and healthy grocery options to the community.
The Pasadena location will be the fourth Sprouts in the state and will operate under the grocer’s current adjusted hours of 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily.
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 and gloves, 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 at registers, where plexiglass barriers are being installed to add protection for team members and customers.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the new 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 30,000 team members and operates over 340 stores in 23 states from coast to coast. Visit about.sprouts.com for more information.