Healthy grocer to make $20k donation to Urban Tree Connection to celebrate new store
PHOENIX– Sprouts Farmers Market opened its first store in Philadelphia on September 19. The healthy grocer reached its 16th year of operation last month and now operates more than 300 stores from coast to coast.
Sprouts has been a driving force for making healthy food affordable and accessible since its inception and has paved the way for numerous natural brands. The Philadelphia store will offer locally made products from brands such as Naturi Yogurt, Vesper Brothers Foods, Trickling Springs Creamery, Really Raw Honey, Everbar and Love Beets.
Grand Opening Details
Sprouts hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new store located at 1000 South Broad Street before doors open at 7 a.m. The public joined the festivities and shopped among thousands of healthy items offered throughout the 32,000-square-foot store.
Grand opening day giveaways:
The first 200 shoppers received 20 percent off their initial total purchase. Delicious muffin and coffee samples were served to everyone in line before the doors open.
Upon checkout, every 15th shopper received a coupon book featuring Sprouts savings.
Every customer received one free reusable bag with purchase.
Grand opening weekend deals:
Saturday, September 22 – The first 200 customers to make a purchase will receive a coupon booklet for five free deli items.
Sunday, September 23 – Upon checkout, every 15th customer will receive a coupon for $5 off a purchase of more than $15 to use on their next visit.
Healthy Grocer with a Cause
To celebrate the healthy grocer’s first location in Pennsylvania, the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation has made a $20,000 donation to Urban Tree Connection, a local non-profit that works with low-income Philadelphia communities to transform abandoned open spaces into safe and functional places that inspire and promote positive human interaction. The foundation also donated $2,500 to Christian Street YMCA in support of its programs that strengthen the community through youth development and healthy living.
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the Philadelphia store will donate unsold and edible groceries to Philabundance through the grocer’s Food Rescue program. In 2017, Sprouts stores and distribution centers donated 23 million pounds of product, equivalent to 19 million meals. Food that is not fit for donation is provided to local cattle farms and composting facilities. Sprouts’ evolving “zero waste” initiatives help minimize food waste while reducing the impact of hunger and the company’s environmental footprint.