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Sprouts Files for IPO After 2011 Acquisition By Apollo Global

RETAIL: Appetite For Healthier Foods Spurs Growth of Chain By Mike Allen Monday, May 20, 2013
   
Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in San Diego in 1943 and currently has 157 stores in eight states, 21 in San Diego County.

Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market was founded in San Diego in 1943 and currently has 157 stores in eight states, 21 in San Diego County.

Sprouts Farmers Market LLC, the natural foods retailer whose origins go back to a fruit stand on El Cajon Boulevard in 1943, filed to go public earlier this month and raise about $300 million...

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