As of Oct 1, 2017, the company operated 285 stores in 15 states.

In fiscal 2016, the company opened 36 new stores. In fiscal 2017, the company plans to open 32 new stores. As of Nov 2, the company has opened 32 new stores year-to-date. The company plans to achieve 14% or more annual new store growth over at least the next five years, and believes the US market can support approximately 1,200 Sprouts Farmers Market stores operating under the current format, including 400 stores in states which the company currently operates.

All stores are leased, for an initial 10 to 15 year term with four renewal options of 5 years each. New stores are generally between 28,000 and 30,000 square feet, overall average approximately 27,900 square feet, and are located in a variety of mid-sized and larger shopping centers, lifestyle centers and in certain cases, independent single-unit, stand-alone developments.

Store growth14.0%16.6%13.6%14.4%12.8%43.7%
Total gross square feet (M)8,0427,0705,9775,2534,5834,065
Total gross square feet growth15.2%18.3%13.8%14.6%12.7%49.4%
Avg store gross sq ft28,20027,90027,50027,50027,40027,500
Avg store gross sq ft growth1.1%1.5%0.1%0.2%-0.1%4.0%

Notes:reflects acquisition of 37 Sunflower Farmers Market stores in 2012 and 56 Sprouts Arizona stores in 2011