Chain Store Age
Sprouts Farmers Market beat the Street in its fourth quarter and said
it would invest one-third of its tax savings in wages and bonuses.
The organic grocer opened 32 stores in 2017, giving it a total of 285
stores in 15 states at year-end. It plans to open about 30 locations in
2018, including its first-ever stores in South Carolina, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, and Washington State. Sprouts has 52 approved sites and 44
signed leases in its pipeline for the upcoming years, according to the Phoenix Business Journal.. . . more