Sprouts Farmers Market will open in Tyler, Texas, at 4015 South Broadway Avenue at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The new store will expand local access to fresh and healthy groceries, and will be open daily from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
To celebrate the new store, every shopper on opening day will receive a free reusable shopping bag with purchase. Local customers also can enter to win a $500 Sprouts gift card by visiting sprouts.com/tyler.
Safety measures in place
Sprouts is closely following CDC and local health authority guidelines related to COVID-19, while regularly providing store team members, who are required to wear masks, with the latest safety guidance. In addition to regular food safety and cleaning procedures, Sprouts has invested additional labor hours into stores to allow for more frequent cleaning, paying close attention to high-touch areas such as service counters, restrooms, carts and checkout lanes.
Stores also are implementing steps to promote social distancing and have installed plexiglass barriers at registers to add protection for team members and customers.
‘Zero waste’ commitment
As part of Sprouts’ commitment to “zero waste,” the Tyler store will donate unsold and edible groceries to East Texas Food Bank through the grocer’s Food Rescue program. In 2019, Sprouts stores and distribution centers donated 27 million pounds of product, equivalent to 23 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.
Sprouts Farmers Market is one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 35,000 team members and operates more than 350 stores in 23 states from coast to coast.
The company opened a new store in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 22. See story, here.