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Sprouts Farmers Market Releases Additional Information Regarding Its Comparable Store Sales Growth for the Seven Weeks Ended



Sprouts Farmers Market Releases Additional Information Regarding Its
Comparable Store Sales Growth for the Seven Weeks Ended November 17, 2013

PHOENIX, Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the
"Company") (Nasdaq:SFM) today provided additional preliminary information on
certain aspects of its 2013 financial performance through November 17, 2013.
For the seven weeks ended November 17, 2013, net sales were $341 million,
driven primarily by increased comparable store sales growth and strong
performance in new stores opened. As previously announced, for the seven weeks
ended November 17, 2013, the Company has recorded comparable store sales
growth of 13.7%, or 22.8% on a two-year stacked basis pro forma for the 2012
acquisition of Sunflower Farmers Market. Comparable store sales growth has
been driven by continued momentum in customer traffic and basket size, and has
been strong across geographies, vintages and departments. In addition, the
Company's gross margin rate is consistent with the Company's expectations for
a gross margin rate for the full year 2013 of 29.5% to 29.7%.

The Company has not begun its normal quarter-end and year-end closing and
review procedures and there can be no assurance that final results for the
13-week period ended December 29, 2013 will not differ from the results for
this seven-week period. The results for this seven-week period are not for an
entire fiscal period, will be subject to quarter-end and year-end closing
procedures and/or adjustments and should not be viewed as a substitute for
full-fiscal period financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting
principles generally accepted in the United States.

Corporate Profile

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. is a specialty retailer of natural and organic
foods at great prices. We offer a complete shopping experience that includes
fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat
and seafood, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and
household items catering to consumers' growing interest in health and
wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts Farmers Market employs
more than 14,000 team members and operates 167 stores in eight states.

The Company has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with
the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you
invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and
other documents we have filed with the SEC for more complete information about
us and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR
on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, a copy of the Preliminary
Prospectus may be obtained from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus
Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Telephone: 866-471-2526,
Facsimile: 212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One
Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: 800-221-1037, or by emailing
newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Susannah Livingston
         (602) 682-1584
         susannahlivingston@sprouts.com
        
         Media Contact:
         Kim Rockley
         (602) 682-3173
         kimrockley@sprouts.com

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