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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