Grocery and organic food store Sprouts Farmers Markets has opened its first store location in Prince William County, and second in Virginia, within 26,000 square feet of space at Manaport Plaza, a 250,000-square-foot regional shopping center located in Manassas. The national concept, which currently operates nearly 400 stores in 23 states across the country, signed a lease with Finmarc Management, Inc., a commercial real estate investment and management firm headquartered in Bethesda, Md., which acquired the center in 2019.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Sprouts Farmers Markets is differentiated in the grocery store category by its fresh produce section placed in the center of every store, as well as its corporate mission to provide wholesome and innovative products produced with ingredients such as organic, plant-based and gluten-free. The concept is recognized for its choice of vegan staples, large selection of vitamins and supplements, natural body care products and household items. Sprouts also offers traditional grocery store departments providing meat, poultry, seafood, deli and baked goods. A fresh sushi department and a dedicated culinary director also is contained in each store.
Sprouts is also known for its continued focus on product innovation, use of technology and emphasis on building an omnichannel experience for its customers. A large percentage of its products are free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives and non-GMO. Consumers also can purchase items such as coffee, nuts, grains and candy in bulk.
The center includes more than 20 retailers. The property is supported by four pylon signs and five separate entrances and exits. It also is surrounded by a large parking field and located directly adjacent to Manassas Mall, a regional shopping destination with more than 80 retailers and restaurants. Nearly 190,000 people reside within a five-mile radius of Manaport Plaza, including nearly 60,000 households, with an average household income approaching $140,000.