(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

HENDERSON, Nev. — Sprouts Farmers Market has had two new successful locations open in Henderson this year. Earlier this summer, a location in Green Valley Ranch, and in April, a location at the corner of Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Road.

Many call the first weekend of a market the busiest, but nearly every Saturday hundreds of people go to Sprouts for their weekly or monthly grocery shopping. Within two miles of one location at 515 N. Stephanie St. is WinCo, Food4Less, Smiths and Albertsons.

(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

The other locations aren’t quite holding onto their regular business. However, many shoppers make the extra trip to Sprouts for the produce deals unavailable at surrounding markets. The Las Vegas Review-Journal spoke with Sprouts senior vice president for business development, Ted Frumkin:

“We know Las Vegas residents have a growing interest in health and wellness, and Sprouts meets this need by offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices.”

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(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

The Henderson market offers a variety of products and treatments that can’t be found at other chains. The store boasts a 7-aisle vitamin and supplement section, a massive candy and nut section, produce grown closer to home for a smaller price and even offers courtesy ice at checkout to keep meet and frozen items cold on the drive home.

The Phoenix-based market chain grew to 170 stores in nine states over the course of the past twelve years. They emerged at a good time, it seems, because in the last ten years the organic food trend has grown to levels never seen before. And, it’s not going away any time soon. A larger variety of organically grown produce is the major hook to Sprouts Farmers Market. From the Washington Times:

The organic fruits & vegetables will continue to dominate till 2018 and with the growth in organic food market revenues, the demand for organic meat, fish, poultry, etc. is also expected to gain demand in the forecasted period.


 

I took these photos on my iPhone 4S (unfortunately). The main challenge I

(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

(Photo, Kristen DeSilva)

had with these photos is getting caught by people and being asked why I took a picture of them holding corn. Because I get freaked out easily, I end up blurring the nice photos of people shopping. My photos show no evidence of people shopping at the store on Saturday, June 28, but my having to park two stores over proved otherwise.