So long Sunflower, hello Sprouts

Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market, which were two separate grocery chains, are one today. Sprouts acquired Sunflower Tuesday after months of negotiation.

The Denver Post reports that “Sprouts is positioned to post annual revenues of $2 billion and become ‘one of the larger grocers in the western United States,’ with stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, officials said. Sprouts operates 144 stores and employs 11,000 people.”

For our neighborhood, that means the Sunflower store on North Henderson will become a Sprouts in August, the Dallas Morning News business desk reports.


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  • Anonymous

    Maybe they will FINALLY put in an express register!

  • CitizenKane

    I really ike Sunflower;  if Sprouts changes things much we have plenty of other options.

  • Soniaplatz

    Im all for the merger….as far as the natural grocers negative comment, they are not a wasteof space. As a nutritionist, I love them especially their bulk herbs and spices and grains etc. Meats are great too….too many great things. I’ve never been to a sprouts but I hope they offer healthy options over traditional groceries.

  • Glo

    Yay!  Love that store and now it will be close by!

  • Marianne Lanphier

    I love Sunflower Market!   i sure hope Sprouts is as good…or I guess I just have to go to Trader Joes all the time :-)

  • Rainfreshcc

    I love Natural Grocers!
    Even though they don’t carry my company’s product- Rain Fresh Water (yet!)
    They do LIVE LOCAL. We had a fundraiser for our private church school on Gaston and they donated Natural Grocers gift cards for the auction.

    I know all the produce will be organic without having to read signs that say conventional, transitional, etc. The employees are all super friendly from the greeting the minute you walk in the door to asking while you are shopping if they can help. It’s small enough to be easy getting in and out of in a hurry, but has everything I buy on a daily basis. Extensive supplement department with knowledgeable peeps to answer questions about them.
    Great sales on popular items and coupons by some items are super for stocking up . There is always yummy fresh ground almond and peanut butter at the registers. And a little known secret…there is a clearance shelf in the back!
    Rachel, you should definitely check them out for a story!
    p.s. I do not receive compensation for this plug :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/yourethejournal Rachel Stone

    No? I haven’t been yet.

  • http://CyclingSavvyDFW.org/ Eliot Landrum

    Nice. They are very complimentary. I hope the merge does well.

    Now, can someone tell Natural Grocers to get with the program? The Casa Linda store is really not useful. Waste of space.

  • Chrystinp

    My spouse does our grocery shopping (bless his heart) and he loves Sunflower.  Let’s hope that it continues to do well.
     

  • Jason

    It is better on produce (IMHO), not nearly as good on meats, or on their own brand products.

  • Tara

    I hope Sprouts is as good as Sun Flower.