Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Estimated Sales and Gross Margin for the Thirteen Weeks Ending March 30, 2014

Sprouts Farmers Market Announces Estimated Sales and Gross Margin for the
Thirteen Weeks Ending March 30, 2014

PHOENIX, March 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (the
"Company") (Nasdaq:SFM) today announced that, based on results through March
23, 2014, the Company expects that for the thirteen weeks ending March 30,
2014 net sales will be approximately $720.0 million, compared to $573.7
million for the thirteen weeks ended March 31, 2013, an increase of 26%,
driven by comparable store sales growth that the Company expects will be
approximately 12.5% for the thirteen weeks ending March 30, 2014, or 20.5% on
a two-year stacked basis, and strong performance in new stores. The Company
expects gross margin for the thirteen weeks ending March 30, 2014 will be in
the range of 30.5% to 31.0%, compared to 30.3% for the same period of fiscal
2013.

This preliminary estimated financial information is unaudited, and does not
represent all information necessary for an understanding of the Company's
financial condition as of March 30, 2014, and its results of operations for
the thirteen weeks ending March 30, 2014.This preliminary estimated financial
information is subject to the actual results from March 24 through March 30,
2014, and to the completion of the Company's financial closing
procedures.Accordingly, actual results may be different.This preliminary
estimated financial information has been prepared by and is the responsibility
of Company management.PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, the Company's independent
registered public accounting firm, has not audited, reviewed, compiled or
performed any procedures with respect to this preliminary estimated financial
information and has not expressed an opinion or any other form of assurance
with respect thereto.

About Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market is a specialty retailer of fresh, natural and organic
foods at great prices. Sprouts Farmers Market offers 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 15,000 team members and operates 170 stores
in nine states.

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 Company's
expected net sales, comparable store sales growth and gross margin for the
thirteen weeks ending March 30, 2014. 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, the 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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