October 03, 2023
Five years after first arriving in Philadelphia, Sprouts Farmers Market is planning a major expansion of its footprint in the area. The Phoenix-based grocery chain is planning to open six new stores in the Philly region, more than doubling its local presence with a total of 11 locations.
Sprouts is currently in the process of developing three new stores in Philadelphia, another in Montgomery County and two more at undisclosed locations, the company confirmed to the Philadelphia Business Journal. Two of the new stores – one at Quartermaster Plaza on Oregon Avenue in South Philly and another at the Roosevelt Mall in the Northeast – are expected to open by the middle of 2024.
A third new Philly Sprouts location is currently being erected on the former site of the Festival Pier music venue on Columbus Boulevard in Northern Liberties and is expected to open sometime in 2025.
Outside the city, Sprouts is planning to open a store at Ridge Pike and Township Line Road in Limerick, Montgomery County, but has not announced a projected timeline for opening that location. The company declined to disclose the location of the other two Philly-area grocery stores it's planning to open.
Since being founded in Chandler, Arizona in 2002, Sprouts Farmers Market has become known for its fresh produce, organic foods and a health-conscious inventory that includes natural body care products, vitamins and supplements.
Sprouts has since expanded to more than 380 locations in 23 states. The chain first entered the Philadelphia market in 2018 when it opened a store at South Broad and Carpenter streets. Sprouts also has locations in Upper Dublin, Marlton, New Jersey and Wilmington, Delaware.