The people of Sparks will finally be getting what they asked for as a new Sprouts Farmers Market will be opening up at 125 Disc Drive at the end of the month. Opening its doors at 7 a.m. on June 27, Sprouts will be welcoming in the public and providing fresh produce, bins of nuts and grains, fresh meat, seafood and more.
This will be Sprouts’ ninth location in Nevada and its 301st store in the United States. The natural grocery store chain is growing rapidly and on track to open 30 more stores this year. It is also entering several new markets on the East Coast including Florida, South Carolina, and Philadelphia. However, Nevada has been a main focus for Sprouts expansion in the last several years as it slowly grows in the Northern region.
“We’ve seen an increased interest in providing more organic, natural foods in this area. We opened up our Reno location last year and it’s been really well-received,” says Sprouts Spokesperson Kalia Pang. “We’re going to try as hard as we can to keep up with the demand,” she adds.
She says that the company gets a lot of feedback and suggestions from its customers on where they would like to see new stores and Sparks came on their radar. Sprouts’ development team got to work on scoping out sites and looking at the demographics of the area before finding its ideal location- the empty 30,000-square-foot space on 125 Disc Drive within the Sparks Galleria. Sprouts signed a lease in late 2016 and got busy with planning and construction, moving into a built-to-suit store.
What makes Sprouts unique is that the produce is at the very center of the store instead of in a dark corner or off to the side. This is how the Sprouts Farmers Market started and can carry on its namesake- always upholding its tradition of providing fresh produce at a reasonable price.
“The produce at Sprouts is 20-25 percent less than at other stores,” Pang says. “But we are a complete grocery store with fresh meat and seafood, a whole selection of vitamins and supplements (4500 products), staples like milk and dairy, and nuts and grains in bulk bins so that people can get as much or as little as they need, saving money and using less packaging,” she adds. Sprouts also offers a baked goods department and Market Corner Deli.
“We try to bring healthy living for less to as many people as we can,” Pang says. “We are excited to meet our new neighbors and offer this area something different and natural. Our team members are knowledgeable and can help people with any special diets; they place an emphasis on finding the right food for the customer.”
Sprouts also offers great ways to save throughout the store with the goal to provide healthy food at a great cost. It is consistently providing coupons through its smartphone app, hosting seasonal sales and vitamin extravaganzas, gluten-free and organic food sales. Wednesdays is the best day to shop at Sprouts as it is Double Ad Wednesday when the weekly advertisements overlap each other doubling the amount of products on sale.
Speaking of Wednesdays, the Sprouts 125 Disc Drive location is hosting its grand opening on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 a.m. They will be holding food tastings, giveaways, and the first 200 shoppers who come through the door will receive 20 percent off coupons good for their entire purchase. Sprouts will also be giving everyone free reusable shopping bags who makes a purchase on opening day.