Analysts: Conventional competitors ding Sprouts

Analysts: Conventional competitors ding Sprouts

Pressure on comp sales at Sprouts Farmers Markets arrived as a result of produce price deflation, cannibalization from its own new stores — and an unexpected dinosaur attack.

Price competition from conventional supermarkets — particularly in the fresh produce and meat categories where Sprouts aspires to price leadership — was a factor leading to disappointing quarterly financial results announced Thursday. As r

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