Sunflower-to-Sprouts changes impending

Look for a Sunflower-to-Sprouts sign change any day now.

When we first learned about the all-natural grocery store opening at Henderson and Ross, we heard is was called Sunflower. Then we learned it was going to be called Newflower, which it was, for a while, until its name changed to Sunflower, which is what it is now, but only for a short time.

Still with me? OK. As you may recall, we reported in May that Sprouts was going to take over Sunflower, and now Monet Hopkins, publicist, tells us that that change will happen soon — the Sunflower signage will change to Sprouts.

Sprouts acquiring Sunflower increased it to a $2 billion dollar company in 8 states, she tells us, and the signage is about to change.

Also, as Sunflower and Sprouts merged, the corporations auctioned off excess equipment and donated $100,000 of the earnings to the victims of the Aurora, CO shooting victims.

There will be a check presentation at the Aurora Sprouts this week.

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  • Anonymous

    also, the selection of organic produce (and a few other products) has been greatly reduced. I had to leave there the other day with only half of what I needed! I’m not going to go every week to more than two grocery stores. I agree with everything else you said. I’m just holding out for Trader Joe’s but I feel sad for all the friends I’ve made of the employees of Sunflower.

  • CitizenKane

    BTW; the Sprouts changeover began months ago; and was pretty much completed a few weeks ago….so your time frame seems alittle late to me…….the Sprouts signage is everywhere.

  • CitizenKane

    I loved Sunflower; Sprouts not at all…..some of my observations of the changes that will drive my business away from Sprouts:

    – They no longer have on-site security.  I never felt unsafe in the area.  But the presence of security made me think that ownership cared about it’s patrons

    – Gone are the very good loaf breads that Sunflower offered.  The Sprouts equivalent are more expensive and NOT whole grain.

    – Prices are generally higher.

    – Selection is narrowed.

    – Employees don’t seem as happy working for Sprouts management; a completely different vibe.

    – Product freshness is disappointing and below Sunflower.

    In summary, heading over to Sprouts is no longer worth it for me.