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Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Expansion



Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Expansion

Grocer Signs Leases for Stores in the Greater Atlanta and Kansas City Areas

PHOENIX, Dec. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the
"Company") (Nasdaq:SFM), one of the fastest growing natural food retailers in
the country, today announced its expansion with six signed leases in Kansas
and Georgia.

The chain of specialty grocery stores expects to open a new store in Overland
Park, Kan. on Jan. 8, 2014. The 23,360-square-foot store will bring an
estimated 100 jobs to the Corbin Park Shopping Center at 135^th Street and
Metcalf Avenue.

Phoenix-based Sprouts has quickly become one of the top retailers catering to
shoppers' desire for small-footprint natural grocery stores. The Company
offers fresh, high-quality, natural and organic foods at affordable prices.

"We are excited to be a part of the Corbin Park project and thank the
community for welcoming Sprouts Farmers Market," said Doug Sanders, Sprouts'
president and chief executive officer. "Sprouts brings a deep commitment to
community engagement and advancement, and we are proud to be a neighbor in
this great region."

Sprouts is also expanding into the Southeast with its easy-to-shop stores and
unrivaled customer service. Plans are being developed for new locations in the
greater Atlanta area, including Snellville, Cumming, Dunwoody, John's Creek
and Norcross.

"Sprouts is bringing more than 500 new jobs to the greater Atlanta area and is
poised for significant growth," Sanders added. "We look forward to expanding
the Sprouts brand and introducing 'healthy living for less' to an even larger
customer base."

About Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.

Sprouts Farmers Market 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 more than 165 stores. For more
information on the locations coming soon, please visit sprouts.com/stores.

Forward Looking Statements:

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking as defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements contained
herein (including, but not limited to, statements to the effect that Sprouts
Farmers Market or its management "anticipates," "plans," "estimates,"
"expects," "believes," or the negative of these terms and other similar
expressions) that are not statements of historical fact should be considered
forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the expected
timing, locations and job creation estimates for the Company's new stores in
Kansas and Georgia and the Company's belief that it is poised for significant
growth and further expansion. These statements involve certain risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from
expectations as of the date of this release. These risks and uncertainties
include, without limitation, general economic conditions; the Company's
ability to successfully open new stores; the Company's ability to manage its
rapid growth; availability and cost of acceptable real estate; disruption in
the Company's supply chain; and other factors as set forth from time to time
in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company
intends these forward-looking statements to speak only as of the time of this
release and does not undertake to update or revise them as more information
becomes available, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:
         Susannah Livingston
         (602) 682-1584
         susannahlivingston@sprouts.com
        
         Media Contact:
         Donna Egan
         (602) 682-3152
         donnaegan@sprouts.com

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