Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) files for an IPO in a bid to raise $300M. The company booked $1.8B...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sprouts Farmers Markets (SFM) files for an IPO in a bid to raise $300M. The company booked $1.8B in sales in 2012 after being acquired by Apollo Global Management (APO -2.7%) in 2011 only to be merged with Henry's Farmers Market and Sunflower Farmers Market. With 150 stores natural/organic stores up and running already, and IPO cash coming in, the development gives Whole Foods Market (WFM +0.2%) something to think about. (S-1).