SPROUTING UP ALL OVER

PHOENIX - Sprouts Farmers Market here, an 18-unit chain specializing in farm-fresh produce and organic foods operating across three Western states, plans a major expansion that it hopes will nearly triple its numbers to 52 stores by 2011.Top company executives told SN that the retailer will accelerate efforts to add stores to its existing markets, with the goal of growing the business to an estimated

PHOENIX - Sprouts Farmers Market here, an 18-unit chain specializing in farm-fresh produce and organic foods operating across three Western states, plans a major expansion that it hopes will nearly triple its numbers to 52 stores by 2011.

Top company executives told SN that the retailer will accelerate efforts to add stores to its existing markets, with the goal of growing the business to an estimated $700 million in annual sales in the next four years. It currently records annual sal

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