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  • 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). [View news story]
    I too work at Sprouts Westlake in CA, starting my second year. Our customer base is growing daily. As for prices, on sale or not, our customers rave about the product. We have customers that drive a distance and always ask, when are we opening in there area. The biggest fear is...The customers hope we do not loose what has made us so successful.
    For those of you that have not shopped Sprouts, why not? The meats and produce are fantastic! The Bulk department including the bulk spices are a big hit.
    Enough said, I think I spend more then I make. It should be a win-win.
    Jul 29 01:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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