Sprouts Farmers Market Opens 400th Store; Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

by Katie Lee

Phoenix — Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the largest and fastest growing specialty retailers of fresh, natural and organic food in the United States, has opened its 400th store. Its newest store opened on Sept. 8 in Haddon Township, N.J. As a part of Sprouts’ 5-year plan, it remains committed to a robust growth strategy, aiming to expand 10% year over year.

“Following the unveiling of our 399th store in Rialto, Calif., and now, on the opposite coast, our 400th store celebrates its opening in Haddon Township, N.J.,” says Jack Sinclair, chief executive officer of Sprouts. “The expansion not only marks a significant milestone, but also represents our success in offering high quality better-for-you products to our customers coast to coast. To our remarkable teams, loyal customers and supportive partners, thank you for being integral to this incredible accomplishment.”

Haddon Township marks the 23rd store opening for Sprouts this year. Each new store adheres to an innovative design concept, featuring a 23,000-square-foot footprint, and a bright and airy farmers market experience with an open layout, community feel and produce at the heart of the market.

“Our journey has been nothing short of extraordinary,” says Nick Konat, chief operating officer of Sprouts. “As we celebrate our 400th store milestone, we now set our sights on the promising path ahead, looking forward to continuing growth and positive impact in the communities we serve.”

Sprouts is currently located in 23 states across the U.S., including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

For a list of current stores, visit www.sprouts.com/stores.

In other company news, Sprouts Farmers Market has hired James Bahrenburg as chief technology officer. Bahrenburg will report directly to Sinclair, and will oversee the strategic direction and management of all aspects of Sprouts’ technology.

“We are pleased to add Jim Bahrenburg to the Sprouts executive leadership team,” says Sinclair. “Jim’s deep experience in retail technology leadership will be an invaluable resource as we enhance our platforms to support the continued execution of our long-term growth strategy.”

Bahrenburg brings more than 35 years of experience in building high-performing information technology organizations. Bahrenburg most recently served as chief information officer of Good Food Holdings, LLC, the holding company for five food retailing brands — Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres Natural Market, Metropolitan Market, New Seasons Market and New Leaf Community Markets — from 2019 to August 2023. Prior to joining Good Food Holdings, Bahrenburg served 99 Cents Only Stores, a premier deep-discount retailer, for over 12 years, including as senior vice president – chief information officer from 2016 to 2019 and vice president – business process and IT planning from 2010 to 2015.

For more information, visit www.about.sprouts.com.

SOURCE: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.

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