News

Sprouts, Sunflower Set to Merge

March 13, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market, two independent natural food store chains, announced last week, the execution of a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will operate 139 stores under the Sprouts Farmers Market name and will have approximately 10,000 employees. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.


Sprouts Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market, two independent natural food store chains, announced last week, the execution of a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will operate 139 stores under the Sprouts Farmers Market name and will have approximately 10,000 employees. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.
 
The addition of Sunflower's 35 stores expands Sprouts' geographic footprint to Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Oklahoma and further extends its presence in California, Arizona, Colorado and Texas. Overall, the combined company plans to open up to 13 new stores during 2012.
 
It is currently expected that all of the Sunflower stores will be re-branded under the Sprouts banner by the end of 2012.
 
In May of last year, Sunflower announced that it had selected Vertis Communications to help it develop a fresh, unified brand that embodies the essence of the Sunflower experience for its 600 new private label products. The new private label designs debuted earlier this year in stores.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Private Label Buyer.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

September 2014 New Food Products

This month's new food products include cane sugars, barbeque sauce, condiments in squeeze bottles, cinnamon snack seasoning, and jalapeno tzatziki, ice cream, herb toasts, corn puffs, instant coffee, coconut water, and a water enhancer.

Podcasts

Coming with a clear, comprehensive plan was the key to success for Longo Brothers Fruit Markets when the grocer decided to roll out a two-tier private label strategy, Jenny Longo and Robert Koss tell PLBuyer editor Chris Freeman in this podcast.

More Podcasts

Private Label Buyer Magazine

PLB September 2014 cover

September 2014

The September 2014 issue of Private Label Buyer includes a convenience channel update, as well as category insights on frozen store brand trends and health and beauty items. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Private Label Segments

Which segment of private label will see the biggest growth over the next year?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

PLB Marketplace

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40pxgoogle+ icon 40px