The store a new twist on the ldquofarmersrsquo marketrdquo format used by Sprouts and Sunflower was founded by Sunflower veterans after that chain merged with Sprouts

The store, a new twist on the “farmers’ market” format used by Sprouts and Sunflower, was founded by Sunflower veterans after that chain merged with Sprouts.

Chicago shoppers turn out for Fresh Thyme debut

The first location of the natural and organic startup Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened its doors in Mount Prospect, Ill., on April 23.

The Phoenix-based chain, founded by veterans of Sunflower Farmers Market, intends to open up to 60 locations throughout the Midwest in the coming five years.

In Mount Prospect, hundreds of shoppers gathered outside for the early morning opening. CEO Chris Sherrill, who served the same role at Sunflower until that chain merged with Sprouts

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